Attachment therapy also called "the Evergreen model", "holding time", "rage-reduction", "compression therapy", "rebirthing", "corrective attachment therapy" and Coercive Restraint Therapy  is a pseudoscientific child mental health intervention intended to treat attachment disorders. The practice has resulted in adverse outcomes for children, including at least six documented child fatalities. Two of the most well-known cases are those of Candace Newmaker in and the Gravelles in Following the associated publicity, some advocates of attachment therapy began to alter views and practices to be less potentially dangerous to children. Attachment therapy is primarily based on Robert Zaslow's rage-reduction therapy from the s and '70s and on psychoanalytic theories about suppressed rage, catharsis, regression, breaking down of resistance and defence mechanisms.
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Developmental psychology is the scientific study of how and why human beings change over the course of their life. Originally concerned with infants and children , the field has expanded to include adolescence , adult development , aging , and the entire lifespan. Developmental psychologists aim to explain how thinking, feeling, and behaviors change throughout life. This field examines change across three major dimensions: physical development , cognitive development , and social emotional development.
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David K. Dickinson, Julie A. Research on literacy development is increasingly making clear the centrality of oral language to long-term literacy development, with longitudinal studies revealing the continuity between language ability in the preschool years and later reading. The language competencies that literacy builds upon begin to emerge as soon as children begin acquiring language; thus, the period between birth and age three also is important to later literacy.