Save the Date [Lecture]: 5/20/15

Promoting Life-Long Health:  The Psychological Roots of Physical Well-Being Presenter:  Allan Schore Wednesday, May 20th, 7:30 – 9pm Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH In this 45-minute lecture, Schore will describe how early psychological experience establishes habits of mind, body, and behavior that set the path for life-long health or disease.  This lecture…

Save the Date [Workshop]: 5/20/15

Where Do Children’s Minds Come From?  The Relational Roots of Healthy Brains Wednesday, May 20th, 1-5pm Presenter:  Allan Schore, Ph.D., Award-winning researcher and Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA Wilder Event Center, 2087 Hartford Ave., Wilder, VT Allan Schore was the first neuropsychologist to relate brain development to the quality of babies’ attachment.  His…

The Common Core State Standards: Caution and Opportunity for Early Childhood Education

On November 26, 2012, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) released a new paper, The Common Core State Standards: Caution and Opportunity for Early Childhood Education (November 2012). Currently, 45 states have adopted the Common Core State Standards for English language arts and mathematics. NAEYC’s paper attempts to provide a framework for the…

Being Black Is Not a Risk Factor: A Strengths-Based Look at the State of the Black Child

The National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) recently published a new paper, Being Black Is Not a Risk Factor: A Strengths-Based Look at the State of the Black Child (2013). While recognizing the challenges facing African American children and the failure of various systems to address their needs, the report challenges the prevailing discourse about Black children,…

New Six-Minute Video Discusses the Science of Neglect

The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University has published a new 6-minute video, InBrief: The Science of Neglect (2013), which explains how significant neglect can harm to a young child’s development, including cognitive delays, impairments in executive functioning, and disruptions of the body’s stress response. It also looks at why effective interventions are likely to…

Promoting Language and Literacy Skills in Children with Down Syndrome

Investigators at the FPG Child Development Institute recently published a new Snapshot summarizing the findings of a literature review on factors that may influence language development of individuals with Down syndrome. Based on this review, recommendations are provided that emphasize the importance of early and continued language and literacy interventions. To learn more, see Promoting…