THIS IS A DEVELOPING BRAIN

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I am sure many of you may remember or know of this PSA clip...



It was one that was effective, because it made an impression!!  
It got attention!


Every newborn baby needs this to also make a dramatic impression!! 

This is a brain with experiences .... 
this is a brain without!!!






In looking at the brain scans of these two three year old brains, you can see the dramatic difference in size! One child has had "normal" experiences, the other child experienced extreme neglect. 

When children are provided with  repeated experiences of good nutrition, nurturing touch, responsive interactions, direct language, opportunities to play and explore, time outdoors, predictability and LOVE ..... the brain physically grows in a healthy way.  It is THAT simple......



                                                                 ................... ANY QUESTIONS????




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WOW! ... How scary is THAT! No questions ... you just answered them all in that one simple picture!
Donna :) :)

January 29, 2011 at 3:34 AM

Love it!!! Petra Huppi has similar pictures of a healthy premature infant's brain at term vs. a term infant at term. I love this new era of neuroscience!

March 24, 2011 at 9:39 AM
Deborah McNelis said...

Yes....all the understanding science has provided for us is wonderful! Now we just need to ensure every adult knows it!

March 24, 2011 at 11:07 AM

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