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Your Child's Brain - What Every Parent and Caregiver Needs to Know


Your Child's Brain - What Every Parent and Caregiver Needs to Know


In children’s brains there is a process of pruning that occurs at different times in different brain systems such as vision, hearing, language, and attention.  It’s a mechanism that shapes the form of the brain, and it depends on input from the environment. Experience builds the brain. This video is part of our expert series featuring Dr. Helen Neville and is an introduction to the concept of neuroplasticity. It helps answer the question “What do I need to know about my child’s brain?”

Dr. Helen Neville
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