ore a child’s brain is developmentally ready can cause the same harmful effects as depriving a child of stimulation. This is evident in the number of child care centers that attempt to teach subject ma Smart Beginnings of South Hampton Roads ENSURING HEALTHY DEVELOPMENT WHEN IS IT TOO MUCH? Phone: 757.226.8826 Fax: 757.226.8829 P.O. Box 11167 Norfolk, VA 23517 www.smartbeginningshr.org A Pamplet for the Support of Infant and Toddler Brain Development In measuring brain function, doctors have several methods to ensure a child’s brain is developing properly. Electroencephalogram (EEG): Using electrodes taped to the scalp, this test records electrical brain-wave activity. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI): A specialized type of MRI, it measures the change in blood flow in relation to brain activity. Positron Emission Tomography (PET): A technique that results in a 3-D image of the functional processes of the brain. Near-Infrared Optical Topography (NIROT):
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