Ab Initio International
Ab Initio International
Summer 2007
Ab Initio International
Promoting the Healthy Development of Infants
Featured Articles
photo of baby and mother Using the NBO in Pediatric Primary Care in Spain
by Dr. Maria José Alvarez Gómez. Pediatrician. Mendillorri Primary Care Health Centre. Pamplona, Spain
photo of doctor, baby, and mother Strengthening Resident Education: A Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Perspective
by João Gomes-Pedro, Paulo Oorn, Ana Partidario, Maria João Mendes, Madalena Folque Patricio, Clinica Universitária de Pediatria, Hospital de Santa Maria (HSM)- Lisboa, Portugal.
Mario Becker The Effect of the NBO on Caregiver Relationships
by J. Fishman, E. Vele-Tabaddor, Y. Blanchard, C. Keefer, S. Minear, L. Johnson, and J.K. Nugent
Mario Becker Behavioral Gender Differences Among Neonates: A Brief Report
by E. Boatella-Costa, C. Costas-Moragas, F. Botet-Mussons, A. Fornieles-Deu, and M.L. De Cáceres-Zurita, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

PalfreyPutting Children First: An Interview with Judith Palfrey, M.D.
by Elisa Vele-Tabaddor, Ph.D.

From the Editor

Kevin NugentJ. Kevin Nugent, Director of the Brazelton Institute - Ab Initio was first published in 1989 as an international interdisciplinary newsletter for professionals working with infants and families. The goal was — as it still is — to present original up-to-date information on research and clinical practice with infants and their families from across the globe. This current issue marks a significant change in Ab Initio as it moves from being an international newsletter to being an international on-line peer-reviewed journal which will appear twice yearly. The current issue reflects this shift and the articles and reports have been assembled by guest editor Elisa Vele-Tabaddor*, who received her doctorate in Developmental Psychology from Yeshiva University in New York. From the Editor continued

Urbi et Orbi

International Conferences and NBAS and NBO Training

flagCambridge, England:
Learning from the Baby: New Ways of Working with Parents
by Joanna Hawthorne, Ph.D., Center for Family Research- Cambridge University

flagThe United States of America:
NBAS International Trainers Meeting

Making a Difference with Children and Families: The GADIF Model
by Marina Fuertes, Gabineto de Apoio ao Desenvolvimento Infantil e à Familia (GADIF), School of Education, the Instituto Superior de Educacao e Ciencias; Lisbon, Portugal

The Relationship between NBAS Scores and Emotional Regulation at 10 months.
by Akira Saito, Tsurumi College, Japan; Hiroshi Tada, Jissen Women's University, Japan; Naoki Uga, Toho University School of Medicine, Japan



*Guest Editor, Elisa Vele-Tabaddor, Ph.D. is a Developmental Psychologist with experience in infancy and early childhood research and program evaluation. Dr. Vele-Tabaddor is the Project Director of Special Initiatives at the Brazelton Touchpoints Center, Children's Hospital Boston. She is an alumna of Fairfield University and Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University.

Professionally, Dr. Vele-Tabaddor has worked as a researcher and instructor at the New York Autism Network, Westchester Institute for Human Development at New York Medical College, Rose F. Kennedy Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, College of Mount Saint Vincent/Manhattan College, The Education Development Center, Inc and Northeastern University.

The editors encourage comments, suggestions, news, and invite contributions from our readers.
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