The Society for Research in Child Development is an organization that began in the 1920’s to stimulate research related to child development.  Today there are nearly 6000 members of this organization, including researchers, pediatricians, psychologists, neuroscientists, educators, etc.  According to their website, “The purposes of the Society are to promote multidisciplinary research in the field of human development, to foster the exchange of information among scientists and other professionals of various disciplines, and to encourage applications of research findings.”

Every other year, members of SRCD meet and present current research on child development. This year the conference was in Montreal, Canada and after 4 days I have LOTS of wonderful new child development research to report on!  Some topics from this years conference include:

The Importance of Play

Infant Word Learning from Video Chat

Differences in Attention to Television and Live Demonstrations by Autistic and Typically Developing Toddlers

The Role of Fathers

Parent Practices To Support Children’s Learning

Effects of Parenting Programs

How Mothers’ Knowledge Influences Parenting Practices

Baby Video Viewing and the Quantity and Quality of Parent Language

Learning Vocabulary From Shared Book Reading

Baby Signing Videos and Infant Learning

Stay tuned!



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