Typical Developmental Milestones


Often it is teachers who first identify the psychological struggles for children of this age because they have trouble learning and interacting with their peers in the classroom or on the playground. The section begins with an overview of typical development and follows with a discussion of the impact of trauma—including signs that may alert parents and teachers that a particular child could benefit from psychotherapy. Finally, it discusses ways in which therapeutic approaches can be expanded as children have greater cognitive and emotional resources to bring to the process.