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developmental test 1

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYO 2090
Professor
lisawright
Semester
Fall

Description
• Infants who are admitted to a NICU as well as their families my be at risk for  psychological impairment which may impact on the child’s recovery and  development  • 24 hrs to several months • when born it is a shock to the system • supporting a healthy parent­infant relationship is strongly indicated  • fragile, everything being monitored  • born early and unexpected  • the process: understand the medical issues facing the infant and integrating this  with a neurobehavioral assessment • provide parents with an accurate assessment of their infants development  • why psychologist: unique training and expertise to asses the development  • several years of training in developmental theory  • several standardized assessment tools • research design • identification of environmental and caregiving sources for stress may help  facilitate an appropriate developmental experience for both infant and parents • early identification of these infants at risk is important i
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