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Listening Time — 27:50

Editor-in-Chief Alan Jette gets at the practical—and ethical—realities involved in studying children. Dr. Harbourne shares insights from her decades of research with children, on such topics as parents’ insistence on usual care.

What is the take-home message for early interventionists? It might surprise you.

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Early intervention for infants with developmental delays is based on the premise of early neuroplasticity.1 Theoretically, building a strong framework for early brain pathways provides the architecture for future complex skills, both cognitive and motor. The Sitting Together and Reaching to Play (START-Play) clinical trial proposed a theory of change in which early motor skills of sitting and reaching interact with and support the development of problem-solving skills to advance cognitive and global development

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  • PTJ Editor in Chief Alan Jette, PT
  • Author Dr. Regina Harbourne