Field, Tiffany M.

Touch in Early Development. - Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014. - 1 online resource (136 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; 1 Animadversions on the Development of a Theory of Touch; 2 Fetal Observations: Could They Relate to Another Modality, Such as Touch?; 3 Touching During and After Childbirth; 4 Touch and the Kangaroo Care Method; 5 Touch in Mother-Infant Interaction; 6 The Genetic Basis for Touch Effects; 7 Touch and Smell; 8 Touch and the Immune System in Rhesus Monkeys; 9 Infant Massage Therapy; Author Index; Subject Index

A symposium titled, ""Touch in Infancy"" was held to celebrate the opening of the first Touch Research Institute in the world. Although touch is the largest sense organ in the body, it is the one that had been the most neglected and the only one to just recently have a research institute. Designed to conduct basic research on touch and on the skin, the institute will work with wellness programs such as massage therapy and other kinds of touch therapies to facilitate better health and to treat various diseases. The institute's opening symposium featured presentations from several of the world's

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Infants -- Development -- Congresses.
Infants -- Development.
Touch -- Therapeutic use -- Congresses.
Touch -- Therapeutic use.
Touch in infants -- Congresses.
Touch in infants.


Electronic books.

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