Transcript: Dr. Rosemary White-Traut Describing the Study

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“Mothers would come to the neonatal intensive care unit and sit and watch their sleeping baby. I decided that we needed to find a guided opportunity for mothers to interact with their babies.

We’re teaching them how to talk in "mother-ease," or what we call “infant-directed speech” so that they raise the pitch of their voice, they say a few words; they wait for the baby to respond…”

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