Why Keeping a Developmental Perspective is Critical when Working with Complex Trauma by Dr. Chuck Geddes As we continue working with children and youth who have extensive trauma histories and exhibit severe behavioural problems, it is becoming increasingly apparent to me that establishing and keeping a developmental perspective is a crucial goal. This perspective helps in numerous ways. First, it helps the team, and particularly the caregivers, to keep the child’s developmental age in mind and to reframe their view …
As with all trauma types, children’s responses vary with age and developmental stage. The table below shows a brief list of possible reactions/symptoms by age: young children (birth to age 5), school-age children (aged 6 to 11) and adolescents (aged 12 to 18).
This compilation of developmental stages includes an indepth look at the physical, emotional, intellectual, social and moral milestones from birth-18 years old.
Developmental milestones are things most children can do by a certain age. A simple format that highlights milestones focusing on social/emotional, language, cognitive and physical development/movement from birth to five years.