Early Childhood DevelopmentTuesday, August 23
Jill Lany, Ph.D
Dr. Lany studies early cognitive development, with a focus on language. Her research addresses the question of how infants’ sensitivity to seemingly simple information about frequency and co-occurrence, or “statistical learning”, can facilitate learning complex patterns in the environment. Her work has addressed the role that such learning mechanisms play in fundamental aspects of language development, such as learning words, categorization, and learning grammatical patterns.
Donna Turner-Campell, Ph.D
Executive Director of Stepwise, has dedicated herself to creating a diverse environment for nurturing academic success. She understands first hand that parents struggle too, when their children face conflicts with their learning abilities in the classroom. Dr. Donna Turner-Campbell is trained in elementary education, child development, school and clinical neuropsychology. She holds diplomate status with the American Board of School Neuropsychology.
Building the Brain's Air Traffic Control System
by Hardvard University: Center on the Developing Child
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Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five
by John Medina
In his New York Times bestseller Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina showed us how our brains really work—and why we ought to redesign our workplaces and schools.
The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog
by Bruce Perry
Child psychiatrist Bruce Perry tells the transformative stories of children faced with unimaginable horrors like genocide, being raised in closets and cages, and family violence.
The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness
by Edward Hallowell
Hallowell (Driven to Distraction) provides a refreshing look at what children really need in order to grow up to be happy adults.