Identifying the Meaning of Crying Sounds

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Lecture Overview

What do you get when you cross and opera singer and a mother? Join Michele Meehan as she explores how one mother came up with a set of identifiable sounds to determine the meaning of an infant's cry. This fascinating insight into infant communication will leave you questioning whether or not adults can truly understand the meaning of baby sounds. NB: This video has links to external videos that you will need to watch in order to get the most benefit from this lecture.


Portrait of Michele Meehan
Michele Meehan

Michele Meehan is a Maternal and Child Health Nurse currently working in her private practice, 'Parenting Matters', and lecturing on child health topics. Prior to this, she worked for 30 years at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, as a Clinical Nurse Consultant. Michele holds a Master’s Degree in Health Science - Parent and Infant Mental Health, and wrote her minor thesis on the topic of 'Infant food refusal'. Her qualifications also include midwifery, community health nursing, health education and counselling and psychotherapy. See Educator Profile