All posts by Dr Judith Howard

Dr Judith Howard is a senior lecturer from the Queensland University of Technology who has an extensive career history with schooling in Queensland. Dr Howard has a keen focus on concerns of early childhood and school learners who are living with the outcomes of complex developmental trauma. She promotes a neuroscience-informed approach - to which she believes every educator needs access. Dr Howard oversees pre-service/post-graduate teacher education in trauma-aware education and is the coordinator for the Master of Education: School Guidance and Counselling Course. She is the author of the popular book: “Distressed or Deliberately Defiant: Managing Challenging Student Behaviour due to Trauma and Disorganised Attachment”, is principal organiser of the biennial “Trauma-Aware Schooling” conference, has developed online courses that are reaching thousands nationally and internationally and continues to research, write, speak and train on this topic.

Supporting our most vulnerable children

The following article, adapted from an Every Child magazine by Dr Judith Howard, examines the way that trauma affects cognitive development and the ways early childhood educators can support children who have been impacted by a traumatic event. Increasingly, care and education providers are becoming aware of the prevalence of complex trauma and its potential impact […]

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