Cognitive Development


We’ll begin this section on Cognitive Development thinking about typical cognitive development from the early teen years through young adulthood.  This is a period of enormous brain growth and change and we’ll discuss teen behavior and emotions in terms of brain growth and development.  We’ll then move on to the effects of trauma on cognitive development in teens and young adults.  We will follow these introductory sections with a discussion on ways to provide relationship-based practices for trauma-informed care to promote cognitive development with traumatized teens and young adults –beginning with the use of physicality and movement, then thinking, relationships, and lastly, feelings.