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Turben Developmental Services is a not-for-profit organization providing child development and parent education for adults and their young children as well as prevention and intervention services and technical assistance.

Susan Turben has M.Ed. and Ph.D. degrees in Early Childhood and Special Education. She is a Cleveland-based child development specialist who has pioneered a number of nationally and internationally known programs for infants, toddlers and children 3 - 8 years old. She has been active in early childhood and special education, as well as Head Start and Early Intervention, as a parent educator and developmental specialist. Dr. Turben also has done extensive work with families and children with disabilities. She's had her own radio show and has been on many morning shows around the United States.

Her no-nonsense approach to parenting has made her a prominent expert in her field. This website is full of relevant information for both parents and professionals.

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Myths about Infants

                          Common Myths About Infants   ·      My baby is spoiled. Not True.  Infants have needs and the only way they can express their needs are to cry or make noises.  “But my baby quits crying when I pick him/her up”.  Then you have met his/her need for that moment.  The infant may More »

Conflict Resolution

  Conflict Resolution is a term that schools use more and more, usually as a way of resolving discipline issues in classrooms and on playgrounds, but that is only part of the story!  Families benefit big time by using conflict resolution at home, in the yard, on the street, playing games and establishing friendships.  In the comfort of home, families let their hair More »

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