Baby Talk: Resources to Support the People Who Work With Infants and Toddlers

Issue No. 18, November 2012

National Baby Facts

ZERO TO THREE’s publication uses facts about health, education, and socio-economic status to tell the story of how the youngest children in the U.S. are faring and gives the facts on the social supports that play a role in nurturing their development.


Using Visual Supports with Infants and Toddlers

The October 2012 Tots-n-Tech E-Newsletter ( talks about and illustrates ways in which visual supports and organizers can be used successfully in child care, preschool and home settings to support children with and without disabilities.


Updates on Autism


  • Autism may be spotted early with the use of electroencephalogram tests (EEGs) in children as young as age 2 according to researchers at Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School who wrote about their findings in a study published in BMC Medicine ( The researchers found that EEG readings for children with autism differed from those for children without autism, particularly in regards to parts of the brain controlling language. Their findings suggest that EEG tests could help diagnose autistic children earlier and more accurately in the future.


Math Anxiety

Math anxiety has been a topic of conversation in both the education and psychology fields for half a century. However, it is only recently that scientists have been able to find a physiological link. A study, published in Psychological Science, finds that the part of the brain that activates when faced with fear-inducing stimuli reacts similarly when faced with problems involving math for those with performance fears surrounding math.

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