Broad Strokes in Child and Adolescent Neurodevelopment – Cognitive | Emotional | Personality | Behavioural
Neurodevelopment represents an important domain of clinical focus when working with young people. The early years of life represent a period of unprecedented and unsurpassed growth and development, making it a fascinating area in which to work and learn. Just think about the differences between a one-month-old infant, a five-year-old child, and an 18-year-old young adult- vast and varied to the utmost.
But more than this, it is a time of extraordinary vulnerability and sensitivity to various potential harms, making this an area of clinical practice that is critical to understand and improve.
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