Welcome to Kids Attuned

Kids Attuned is a virtual village of interdisciplinary professionals and parents working together to advance understanding of the importance of healthy relationships in all infants and young children's development.

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                    Communication in Context: SECOND YEAR OF LIFE  12-24 MONTHS The second year of life is an exciting time in development where the important capacities formed in the first year can…

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0-1 baby

    Communication in Context: FIRST YEAR OF LIFE  0 – 12 MONTHS The Interweaving of Language, Social and Play Development in Infants and Toddlers Infancy and toddlerhood are fascinating periods of time full of rich developmental work crucial for…

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Originally published by Todd Wanerman athttp://www.toddwanerman.com/ When I consult with schools about inclusion, I’m a voice for change.  And teachers generally feel uncomfortable about change. Why?  Partly because it’s hard to consider the idea that you could have done better…

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UpandOut

  Originally published by Todd Wanerman at http://www.toddwanerman.com/     Recently,  I wrapped up a two-part training program with the Early Head Start teachers in Salida, in the central valley just adjacent to Modesto.  As I had ample time to drive…

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M&R

  Applying Theory and Research to Recognize and Treat Early Signs of Autism  What infant interaction research can tell us about early signs of Autism The emerging research on Autism, infant development and infant – parent interaction provide direction regarding where…

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Interactional Synchrony as the lens for seeing Early Signs of Autism When parents feel perplexed by their baby, professionals need to pay attention.  An infant who looks healthy but fails to elicit or respond to a warm connection with primary…

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Approaching the Project

          Originally published by Todd Wanerman at http://www.toddwanerman.com/ Who is project-based education for?  Is it only the product and province of an educated, entitled class, or is it right for everyone?  Within our kaleidoscope culture, we can…

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Qual tw

        Originally published by Todd Wanerman at http://www.toddwanerman.com/ During twenty-five years of teaching preschool at The Little School, I had the privilege, along with my colleagues, of promoting higher program quality in various settings around the world….

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Muscle kid

            SECTION 2: THE SECOND HALF OF THE FIRST YEAR OF LIFE       6 – 9 MONTHS  The infant (Now named Nathan) we have come to know by six months of age will undergo…

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  ALICIA F. LIEBERMAN, ELENA PADRO´ N, PATRICIA VAN HORN, AND WILLIAM W. HARRIS San Francisco General Hospital and University of California, San Francisco ABSTRACT:  Fraiberg and her colleagues (1975) introduced the metaphor “ghosts in the nursery” to de- scribe…

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To View the Complete Article or the seven parts of “ANGELS IN THE NURSERY: THE INTERGENERATIONAL TRANSMISSION OF BENEVOLENT PARENTAL INFLUENCES” Click here  

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Article from Autism Speaks March 26, 2014 Original Study from New England Journal of Medicine    Patches of Disorganization in the Neocortex of Children with Autism   research Researchers find common pattern of disruption to prenatal brain development; propose that early intervention may…

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