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Helping Your Toddler’s Brain Development

with Dr. Sarah Risen
Watch Time 1:47 minutes

Children grow and learn a lot during their first three years. They begin to walk, talk, and develop social skills. Those first years are an important time for your child’s development — especially brain development. How you interact with your child will not only help your relationship grow, it will also help him or her build strong brain functions.

“Responding to the needs and emotions of your baby, engaging in back and forth interaction, and allowing safe exploration will all improve your child's brain function.”

Dr. Sarah Risen, pediatric neurologist

In this short video, Dr. Risen explains how forming strong connections with your child has a positive impact on brain development now and in the future.

The Keys to Child Development During Your Baby’s First 3 Years

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Dr. Sarah Risen

Sarah Risen, MD

Dr. Risen is a faculty member in both the Department of Pediatric Neurology and the Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. She believes in a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to the evaluation and management of neurodevelopmental disabilities.

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