Course: Pleasant touch and social development


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1 Research Paper
4 Activities
2 Hours

Physiological and behavioural responses reveal 9-month-old infants’ sensitivity to pleasant touch.

by Merle T. Fairhurst, Line Loken, and Tobias Grossman

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Strengthen your knowledge

~formally review a peer-reviewed research article ~

~ reflect on its content ~

~ consider the relevance of the research to your practice ~

~ gain a certificate of completion for CPD ~

Deepen your understanding

On successful completion of this package you will be able to:

(a) describe some of the typical responses of infants to pleasant touch, and describe some of the impacts that pleasant touch may have on social development; and

(b) identify some implications of this research for your own practice.

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Each course is made up of different activities and topics, with quizzes to help check your understanding along the way. Complete these at your own pace. Once completed you’ll be able to download a certificate of completion immediately to use for your CPD.  Professional members may also complete multiple certificates in a sequence of activities to earn Badges.

Continuing professional development

On successful completion of the set learning activities and quizzes, you will be able to download a certificate of completion which you can use as evidence of your professional learning.

This package is allocated 2 hours.

For Professional Members of Baby in Mind, this package can be used toward the award of an Infant Massage Research Reviewer badge.


This package is $30 ($15 per hour of learning). Once purchased, you have 30 days to complete the activities and download your certificate. The package typically takes most people approx. 2 hours to complete.

Member discount:  Community supporters and Premium professional members receive a 40% discount on the cost of this learning package.

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