T. Berry Brazelton

by: Joey & Audrie

This is T. Berry Brazleton!

born May 10th, 1918

Waco, Texas

creator of the touchpoints model


Brazelton was born in Waco Texas. He went to several universities such as Princeton, Columbia University, Harvard, and Harvard medical. Brazelton has also been on Opra! He was the founder of the Child Development Unit at Children's Hospital in Boston. Brazelton has worked on 200 scholarly papers and has written 35 books.

THEORYS!!!! (touchpoints)

what are touchpoints?

Set of values, principles, and practices that guides caregivers so that they can keep the child healthy and provides them support. Its a social/ emotional theory.
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There are touchpoints in the first few years of childhood.



1 week

3 weeks

6 weeks

4 months

7 months

9 months

12 months

15 months

18 months

2 years

3 years


a child changes their mood or behavior towards their caregiver and every day life, because of the way they develop and start to notice thing around them. This could cause some disruption in the family system, so its important for parents to know whats normal about their childs' emotional development.
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an example of touchpoints is how a child sleeps.

4 months: child learns to stretch their sleep time throughout the day, when their sleep gets lighter it may ake them up.

8 months: Wakes during the night, worried

10 months: stands in crib, cries for caregiver

12 months: wakes up every 3-4 hours, the child is really focused on walking.

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