Understanding Brain Development in Children

As our series on kids continues, Farai Chideya explores childhood mental development and considers what parents should do to nurture positive growth.

Our guests include Dr. Annapurni Jayam Trouth, chairperson of the Department of Neurology at Howard University Hospital; Yvette Harris, associate professor of psychology at Miami University and author of The African American Child: Development and Challenges; and Areva Martin, a civil litigation lawyer and mother of an autistic child.

Martin is the co-founder and president of the Special Needs Network, which provides services to families with disabled children in under-served communities.

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