Foundations of Developmental Care, An Issue of Clinics in Perinatology


  • Joy Browne, PhD. PCNS-BC, The Children's Hospital Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Aurora, CO
  • Robert White, MD, Director, Regional Newborn Program Memorial Hospital South Bend, IN

The guest editors thoroughly examine prematurity for the perinatologist by supplying state-of-the art reviews on this topic.  Articles include: The integrated development of sensory organization; The normal sequence of sensory development in the fetus and newborn; The role of the limbic system in early development; The role of the olfactory system in early maternal orientation and feeding outcomes; Olfactory contributions to attachment and learning; The gustatory system in the newborn: implications for development of eating; The role of auditory development in early communication and attachment; 
The role of vision and state organization in early development; Epigenetic contributions to early developmental care; Supporting successful eating and growth; The scientific foundations for Kangaroo care;
The practice of individualized developmental care; and Designing environments for developmental care.
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Book information

  • Published: December 2011
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-1119-2