Growing Child, first published in 1971, has been since then the nation's #1
month-by-month child development newsletter for parents. The contributing
authors are listed below:
Liam K. Grimley, Ph.D., who died in 1999, was senior contributing editor of
Growing Child, and professor of educational and school psychology at Indiana
State University. A former editor of School Psychology Digest (now School
Psychology Review), he was co-author of a book, Understanding and Treating
Attention Deficit Disorder, as well as author of many chapters and articles
in professional publications. He served four times as Chairman of the
General Assembly of the International School Psychology Association.
Robert E. Hannemann, M.D., a practicing pediatrician, is a past president of
the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), of which he is also a Fellow. He
is associate editor of the AAP book for parents, Caring for Your Baby and
Young Child: Birth to Age 5. Author of numerous papers and articles in both
scientific and lay publications, he has also served on the board of
directors of the PTA at the national level.
Sylvia B. Kottler, M.S., is a licensed speech pathologist, school
psychologist and Montessori teacher. Founder and director of the Achievement
Center for Children with Special Needs in Greenwich, Ct, her professional
publications have focused on the linguistic, cognitive, and perceptual-motor
development of special needs learners.
Drs. Joseph and Laurie Braga are Directors of The National Foundation for
Children. Joseph Braga served on the faculties of Boston University
(1966-69) and the University of Illinois (1969-74), and both Drs. Bragas
were members of the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry, University of
Miami School of Medicine (1974-92). Together they have co-authored numerous
articles and four books dealing with child development and behavior: Growing
Learning and Growing-A Guide to Child Development; Children and Adults;
Child Development and Early Childhood Education-A Guide for Parents and
Teachers. The Bragas wrote and produced the film When Children Are
Phillip W. Bach, who holds doctoral degrees in both optometry and special
education, is a practicing optometrist in his home state, Alaska. Previously
he served as a full-time therapist at the Achievement Center for Children,
Purdue University. His special expertise is in the area of visual learning
and visual and perceptual problems.
Miriam L. Bender, Ph.D., is associate professor emeritus in the department
for exceptional children at Georgia Southern College. After serving as a
physical therapist in the US Army and Air Force, she later became know as an
expert on children's motor development.
George H. Early, who died in 1996, was one of the original contributing
authors of Growing Child. Author of the book, Perceptual Training in the
Curriculum, as well as numerous professional articles and chapters, he was
an early pioneer in the diagnosis and treatment of learning disabilities.