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Kids AtoZ strives to endow parents with knowledge and skills to empower children to thrive. We share information professionals wish parents knew about child development. Dr. Teresa and guests address the five areas of human development including physical, intellectual, social-emotional, emotional, and moral in children birth to five years. Dr. Teresa is a child development specialist and speech-language pathologist. She is the former Director of the Smadbeck Communication & Learning Center and the Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at Marymount Manhattan College in New York. Presently she is a Visiting Research Scholar at the CUNY Graduate Center. She is a passionate nonprofit volunteer whose mission is to help people reach great potentials. DISCLAIMER: The ideas and opinions expressed on the show are those of Dr. Teresa and her guests. They are intended for educational purposes. Audience members should always seek the advice of relevant professionals if they have questions about their child's development. Participating as an audience member implies that you agree to and understand these terms. Thank you for your interest and cooperation.

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Today's ?Brains in Toyland? segment is called ?Positive Parenting and Effective Discipline? Our guest is Dr. Joshua Rosenthal a child psychologist in New York City. We'll be talking talk about his workshop called, ?Positive Parenting &... more

The Dad Beats are four rockin' dads who describe themselves as "a power quartet wrapped in a playdate with a hootenanny garnish." We'll talk about how their music brings families together and inspires children to be creative. Their... more

If a child is born with a disability or disorder the challenges can be great. Many parents are not aware of their rights, the law, or the best steps to take to make sure that their children get the best care for optimal development.... more

The ability for families to get services for children with developmental disabilities may increase if a new rule proposed under the Affordable Care Act becomes final. In this "Kids News Extra" segment Dr. T reviews the article, "Proposed Rule... more

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) the process of acquiring the knowledge and skills to be successful in life. It's how we understand and manage emotions, forge and cultivate good relationships, feel and demonstrate empathy, make good... more

Most of us don't think about how a child's mouth develops, but there is a developmental process that impacts feeding, speech skills, and more. Feeding Specialist and Speech-Language Pathologist, Diane Bahr, is back with us to talk... more

Welcome to Kids AtoZ with Dr. T, today's Brains in Toyland segment is a nice example of how to promote physical, intellectual, and social emotional development. We have Dr. Suzy Lederer, a speech-language pathologist and... more

Today's Segment of Brains in Toyland on KidsAtoZ talks about the importance of play, and specifically, dramatic play on child development. Our guest, Dr. Dana Battaglia, is an Assistant Professor at Adelphi University in New York who looks... more

Today's All Star Play Room segment regards helping parents help children thrive by fostering great school readiness skills in early childhood. That is, making sure children have the skills and knowledge for success in school before they get... more

Stories are powerful. Stories teach so much. Stories connect so many. Fables are particularly powerful for teaching social-emotional and moral skills, problem solving and decision-making Today we have an ?All Star Play Room? segment... more

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