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Amber

Name: Dr Amber Elliott

Job Title: Clinical Psychologist and PAFCA Creator

Current place of work: The Child Psychology Service, Lichfield and PAFCA

Most of us assume that human brains are fixed in their growth by the time of birth. We all expect that brains grow and absorb more information as children grow; like the knowledge of how to walk, talk and ride a bike but fundamentally, brains, like bones, hands and faces are pretty much finished products, right? Well, no, the brains of newborn human babies are still completely mouldable and very much dependent upon what they experience in the two or three years after birth.

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