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.

CDPL

The Center for Developmental Play and Learning (CDPL) The Center for Developmental Play and Learning (CDPL) was created in March 2007 by Co-founders Patricia Marquart, MFT and Jeanne White, MFT with the intention of providing Developmental, Individual- difference, Relationship-based DIR® services…

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Gaze

  Kay Hinton/Emory University In the eye-tracking lab at Marcus Autism Center, A version of this article appears in print on 11/07/2013, on page A1 of the NewYork edition with the headline: Baby’s Gaze May Signal Autism, a Study Finds.  …

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rents-girl

      KIDSATTUNED July 2013 Written by  Barbara Kalmanson, PhD Implementation of principles of infant mental health across disciplines As well received as these principles are in early intervention, many providers struggle with how to implement them in their daily practices…

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Happy-Dad-Mom-and-Baby

  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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moms

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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happy-family

    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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Brought to you by the Michigan Great Start Systems Team: The following is an excerpt, to see the entire document (click here). Michigan Department of Community Health Michigan Department of Education, Office of Great Start Michigan Department of Human Services…

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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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chacolors

 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

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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      Plern received her M.A. in Special Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood from San Francisco State University in 2010. She is currently a PhD candidate in the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and Developmental Disorders…

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