[They] may be limited in their ability to verbally describe the events in detail and in chronological order, not because they do not remember what happened but because they enter into a state of high anxiety, seen or felt by the child physiologically as tremors, sweating, tachycardia, headache [or] body aches..
The difficulty is inevitably potential witnesses children who attended the events and the more appalling are also those who are [sic] probably the most affected by their experiences.
Schauer concluded that the witnesses with PTSD had difficulty telling their story. This description will allow judges to assess the credibility of the witnesses who speak rapidly are nervous or behave oddly during the testimony. Rather than evidence of lying, Schauer report demonstrates that these events are a normal reaction when children evoke traumatic events.
She recommends a therapeutic session prior to the passage of the witness in the courtroom during which the child is asked the same events as those individuals who are then referred to the Court. This would enable the child to remember events more clearly and more complete, in chronological order, which could reduce the stress in the evocation of traumatic events.