The guest editors thoroughly examine prematurity for the perinatologist by supplying state-of-the art reviews on this topic. Articles include: The integrated development of sensory organization; The normal sequence of sensory development in the fetus and newborn; The role of the limbic system in early development; The role of the olfactory system in early maternal orientation and feeding outcomes; Olfactory contributions to attachment and learning; The gustatory system in the newborn: implications for development of eating; The role of auditory development in early communication and attachment; The role of vision and state organization in early development; Epigenetic contributions to early developmental care; Supporting successful eating and growth; The scientific foundations for Kangaroo care;The practice of individualized developmental care; and Designing environments for developmental care.
By Joy Browne, PhD. PCNS-BC, The Children's Hospital Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Aurora, CO and Robert White, MD, Director, Regional Newborn Program
South Bend, IN