The Post-Pandemic Development Gap in Early Childhood with Dr. Shaana Berman – Episode 205

In this post-pandemic environment, students have dealt with trauma. They have dealt with a lot of familial instability and security. Because of this, children are coming into school developmentally stunted and not ready to learn. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Dr. Shaana Berman. Shaana is a board-certified Behavior Analyst with over 20 years of experience, working directly with children who have autism and other conditions that impact behavior and learning. Together Shaana and Graham discuss the developmental gaps and behavior in early childhood, the importance of school as a safe space for children can get their needs met, evaluating student’s readiness to learn, issues pertaining to the absence of social interaction, and other ways to support students. There is hope that we can heal. If we can understand the residual leftovers from this pandemic and find ways we can cultivate a readiness to learn, there is an opportunity within both the school and the family systems to help kids catch up.


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