Cognitive Development


We’ll begin this section on Cognitive Development in toddlers and young children by thinking about typical development followed by the effects of trauma.  We will follow these introductory sections with a discussion on ways to promote cognitive development -beginning with the use of physicality and movement, then thinking, relationships, and lastly, feelings.  You’ll come to understand that trauma affects all aspects of development—those that we can see on the body and those that are buried deep in the mind and brain.