Chapter 4: Trauma and Brain Development
from the book "RootEd: How Trauma Impacts Learning and Society" by S.R. Zelenz
There are two distinct ages when the brain is vulnerable to trauma due to high neurological development. Researcher, Jay Geidd, M.d., has found that up until the age of 5 to 6 years old, children develop 95% of the structure of their brain (2014). A secondary phase of development occurs in the prefrontal cortex around 11 to 12 years, just be…
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