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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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Feeding skills develop like all others. Today's Brains in Toyland features Diane Bahr, MS, CCC-SLP a feeding expert and speech-language pathologist. We'll be talking about what parents are often surprised to learn and addressing common... more

Learning to speak is one of the most important and complicated things your child will ever do. On today's show, we'll talk with Dr. Michelle MacRoy Higgins about speech-language development and "Late Talkers" We'll talk about what often... more

Today we have Dr. Marita Black, a pediatric physical therapist talking to us about motor development. She will be talking about Tummy Time and the Container Baby Syndrome and address ways to position infants so their physical... more

Movin' and Feelin' Motor skills involve the muscle movements your child makes. Sensory skills involve taking in information from environment like things we see, feel, and touch. Occupational Therapists are experts in the development and... more

In today's thought provoking episode Dr. T reviews the article, ?How Cultures around the World Think about Parenting? by Amy S. Choi. She then reviews an ABC news article profiling a parent in South Carolina, recently arrested... more

In this segment of ?Brains in Toy Land? Dr. T talks about ways you can foster your child's language and intellectual skills. Dr. T starts with a brief over view of language and relevant early concepts and then talks about ?tricks of the trade?... more

In this episode of KidsAtoZ, Dr. T talks early play experiences are so important and how they serve as the foundation for more complex skills later in life. She provides a brief theoretical overview of child development and the five areas of... more

Welcome! In this ?Brains in Toyland? segment, Dr. T reviews the differences between speech and language and what skills to expect in the first two years of life. She also reviews activities you can do with your kids to help them... more

"Bilingual is Better? That's our slogan at Kids AtoZ and you can quote us on that. In this ?Brains in Toyland? segment Dr. T reviews the webpages from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association regarding the advantages... more

Language and reading skills begin a lot sooner than most people realize. There are ?pre-reading? or ?pre-literacy? behaviors children must master in order to be able to read and write. In this "Brains in Toy Land" segment Dr. T reviews the... more

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