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Make this your favorite resource for child development information and parenting skills. Your time is valuable! Turben Developmental Services offers quality solutions. We provide information and you choose what's best for your family.
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.
Parents have told me that because of their own background, they are not always aware of the importance of play. One father in particular said that as a child growing up, he played with his siblings but he didn’t play games with his father, real learning games. But now that he understands the concepts, he uses play with his children to More »
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 »