Esteban Gómez, Ph.D., MSc.
Fundación América por la Infancia
Esteban Gómez Muzzio, Ph.D., M.Sc., is psychologist, co-founder, and executive director of Fundación América por la Infancia, an NGO devoted to promote a paradigm shift from child maltreatment to respectful and sensitive parenting and care in Latin-American countries. He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed papers and offered more than 100 conferences and master classes in topics such as attachment theory, parenting, socioemotional development, trauma, and human resilience, and is author of the ODISEA (Oddisey) model of parenting intervention that includes instruments of evaluation like the E2P scale, video feedback, and parent therapy. He is a regular consultant in public policies for governments in Latin-American and works with professionals from over the world.
Language and Socioemotional Development in Early Childhood: The Role of Conversational Turns
This presentation reports and updates an original study examining the relation between the linguistic environment of infants and their socioemotional development between the ages of 18 and 30 months (first published in Developmental Science) and a second follow up study at 72 months (work in progress). Building on this knowledge, it project ideas for translating this stream of research onto public policies, intervention program and social media to influence a paradigm shift in our relation with early childhood.
During this session, participants will:
- Understand the importance of the linguistic environment for infant development.
- Understand the connection between conversational turns and socioemotional development in early childhood.
- Project the implications for early intervention in language and socioemotional development.