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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.


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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 30years 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


21 Total Rating(s)
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Pearl Hampshire
07 Jun 2019


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Hazel Pagano
23 May 2019

Easy to understand

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Alexandra Kelly Roche
23 May 2019


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Lynette Banks
14 May 2019

Informative, with youtube links that I can pass on to clients.

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Natasha Tan
12 May 2019

This resource was informative and presented nicely. The information was relevant as advertised however, the video examples of the cry were not displayed in the video. Instead YouTube links were displayed for the audience to source themselves.

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Caroline Bury
12 May 2019

A good introduction into the relevance of hearing specific baby sounds that can help interpret what they may be trying to communicate.

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Jennifer OHara
04 May 2019

An interesting and excellent presentation.

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Kristina Adams
26 Apr 2019

Good information, A link at the end of the you-tube clips would have made it easier to then follow these.

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Letitia Dodman
25 Mar 2019


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Meghan Charleson
27 Mar 2018

Informative lecture

CPD10m of CPD
Total Rating(s)  21
First Published25 April 2017
Updated25 April 2017
Expires 20 July 2019
Maternal and Child Health
Child and Family Health
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