Utilizing Qualitative Methodology: An Exploration of Infant Massage and Infant Attachment

By Grace Lappin.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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Qualitative methodology was a valuable means for exploring the effects of infant massage on dyadic interaction where the infant was blind.

Keywords: Research, Infant Massage, Dyadic Synchronicity

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp.97-102. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.752MB).

Dr. Grace Lappin

Dr. Grace Lappin completed her studies at Columbia University. Her dissertation was awarded the Council for Exceptional Children’s Division on Visual Impairments (CEC-DV I) Dissertation of the Year Award in 2003. She is certified by CEC as a Professionally Recognized Special Educator and Clinical Diagnostician, the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM) as an Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI) and by Foundations for Healthy Family Living (FHFL) as an Instructor of Infant Massage Practice (CIIM). Dr. Lappin has presented internationally on many subject areas including early childhood blindness, family literacy, teachers’ perceptions of diversity and multiculturalism, attachment formation in infants with disabilities, infant massage, and cross-cultural analysis of caregiver interactions; she maintains an active research agenda. In her private practice she addresses issues of child development, attachment, family and sibling support, and developmental variations.


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