Jane M. Healy, Ph.D.
About: Jane M. Healy
Dr. Jane Healy's first book, Your Child's Growing Mind, has in a few short years become a classic reference and guide for parents. Based on recent research in developmental neuropsychology, her book discusses the development of language, intelligence, and memory, along with academic skills.
It has been a major contribution in explaining the dangers of pushing academically demanding subjects down into the early years, when many children are not yet physically or psychologically able to cope with them. Her book, Endangered Minds: Why Children Don't Think and What We Can Do About It (recently revised and reissued), carries the theme even further, as she discusses other current pressures which may limit human development -- and what can be done about them.
Dr. Healy graduated from Smith College and received her master's degree from John Carroll University. She holds a doctorate in educational psychology from Case Western Reserve University, and has engaged in postdoctoral studies at Columbia Teachers' College and Boston Children's H