Dr. Jill Stamm
is the co-founder of New Directions Institute for Infant Brain Development and is an associate clinical professor at Arizona State University in Psychology in Education. She is a nationally-known presenter on the subject of early brain development and has spoken before thousands of parents, caregivers, teachers, and policymakers. She knows firsthand how resilient a newborn brain is:
Her first daughter was born almost four months premature and doctors insisted she would never walk or talk. Stamm dedicated herself to improving her daughter’s life, and 32 years later her daughter is living proof that nearly every baby’s brain has the potential to adapt and flourish given the right attention. Jill is also the creator of patented Brain Boxes
, a system of 12 aged/staged instructional boxes with materials for interacting with young children in ways that encourage healthy brain development. The Boxes have been used to train caregivers throughout Arizona for five years. A new Baby Brain Box
is now available and makes a perfect baby shower gift. Click here for more information and to order.
Paula Spencer is the co-author of Dr. Harvey Karp’s bestseller The Happiest Toddler on the Block, author of Momfidence!, and a contributing editor to Parenting, Woman’s Day, and Babytalk.