Developmental: Low-risk and high-risk populations including
preterm and substance-exposed infants
Cognition and perceptual-motor processing
Attention and temperament including affective, behavioral
and physiological reactivity
Other Areas of Interest:
Measurement of SES in families and neighborhoods
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Lester, B.M., LaGasse, L.L., & Bigsby, R. (1998). Prenatal
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do we do? Seminars in Speech and Language, 19, 123-146.
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