Working Papers

  KIDSATTUNED June 2013 Written by  Barbara Kalmanson, PhD Principles of Infant Mental Health for all disciplines Although the field of Infant Mental Health has been around for many years now, the ideas and methods of intervention are still new…

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KIDSATTUNED June 2013 Written by  Barbara Kalmanson, PhD How do we arrive at our hypotheses about the needs of the family and the baby? Every domain of development is our concern.  Relying too heavily on information from one area underestimates…

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    KIDSATTUNED May 2013 Written by  Barbara Kalmanson, PhD   The infant –family field is a complex container for the many interwoven components that create the fabric of family life and child development.  For professionals, the components we attend…

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Posted in Online.WSJ May 3, 2013, 8:02 a.m. ET online.WSJ.COM By SHIRLEY S. WANG SAN SEBASTIÁN, Spain—Researchers at an international conference on autism on Friday presented three new studies lending strength to the notion that environmental influences before birth may play a…

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Babies and young children thrive when they are cared for by adults that are “crazy about them!” (Bronfenbrenner, 1976 1). Responsive relationships with consistent primary caregivers help build positive attachments that support healthy social-emotional development. These relationships form the foundation…

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 Sara Chapman, MA Educational and DIR®/Floortime Consultant. .   . Parents of children with special needs are often looking for extracurricular activities to participate in with their child outside of routine activities, such as home, school, and therapy. The following…

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Sara Chapman, MA is an Educational and DIR® Consultant in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area.   Starting preschool brings new learning opportunities for your child across a wide range of developmental areas including social, emotional, motor, and…

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