Observe during parent-child interaction during routines or face-to-face engagement.
No elicitation needed.
Observe the eye gaze of the infant when the parent is 8- 10 inches away and engaging the child with vocalization.
Help parents understand the importance of very frequent touch and eye gaze. The tiny infant sees best at 8-10 inches, so hold the baby close when talking to him. Attachment begins at birth and builds as the infant comes to expect and desire positive engagement with parents.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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