Part I: The Maternal Voice: A Link Between Fetal and Neonatal
Period.- Chapter 1. Maternal Voice and Communicative
Musicality: Sharing the Meaning of Life From Before Birth.- Chapter
2. Prenatal Experience with the Maternal Voice.- Chapter 3. The
Maternal Voice as a Special Signal for Infants.- Chapter 4.
Maternal Voice and Communication Development in Full-Term Newborn
Infants.- Chapter 5. Brain Mechanisms in Emotional Voice Production
and Perception: Insights into Early Vocal Interactions.- Part
II: The NICU Acoustic Environment and the Preterm Infant's Auditory
System Development.- Chapter 6. Differences between
Intrauterine and NICU Environments: Acoustic Properties and
Implications on Maternal Voice Perception.- Chapter 7. The Auditory
Sensitivity of Preterm Infants toward Atypical Auditory Environment
in the NICU.- Part III: The Early Vocal Contact in the
NICU.- Part III: The Early Vocal Contact in the NICU.- Chapter
9. The Maternal Voice and its Influence on Stress and Sleep of the
Preterm Infant.- Chapter 10. Supporting Language and Communication
Development as Rationale for Early Maternal Vocal Contact with
Preterm Infants.- Chapter 11. Recorded Maternal Voice, Recorded
Music or Live Intervention in the NICU: A Bioecological
Perspective.- Part V: Family-Centered Music Therapy Experiences
in the NICU.- Chapter 12. Empowering Parents in Singing to
Hospitalized Infants: The Role of the Music Therapist.- Chapter 13.
Family-Centered Music Therapy as Facilitator for Parental Singing
during Skin to Skin Contact: Sounding Together.- Part IV: Early
Family-Based Interventions in the NICU.- Chapter 14.
Stress-Sensitive Parental Brain Systems Regulate Emotion Response
and Motivate Sensitive Child-Care.- Chapter 15. Mother/Infant
Emotional Communication through the Lens of Visceral/Autonomic
Learning and Calming Cycle Theory.- Chapter 16. Implications of
Epigenetics in Developmental Care of Preterm Infants in the NICU:
Preterm Behavioral Epigenetics.- Chapter 17. Family-Based
Interventions and Developmental Care Programs: Rationale,
Difficulties, and Effectiveness.
Manuela Filippa, Ph.D., is an independent researcher. She
collaborates with a number of Universities and Research Centers.
Dr. Filippa has a rich and varied experience in the field of early
musical interventions with infants and parents. Her research
activity focuses mainly on bio-behavioral effects of singing on
preterm and newborn infants, early vocal contact, non-verbal vocal
communication abilities and ontogenesis of musical experiences.
Pierre Kuhn, MD, Ph.D., is Professor of Pediatrics and Neonatology at the University of Strasbourg, head of the NICU at Hautepierre Hospital. He is also researcher at the Institut de Neurosciences Cellulaires et Integratives, CNRS Strasbourg, France . Pr. Kuhn is interested in individualized developmental care implementation and research. He has conducted research in the field of sensory system development in preterm infants.
Bjoern Westrup, MD, Ph.D., is Senior Consultant and Lecturer at the Karolinska Institute and Director of the Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Programme at Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital, Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. Dr. Westrup's field of research focuses on medical and physiological aspects of developmentally supportive care, family-centered care, and iron metabolism. He has been director of the Karolinska NIDCAP Training Center since its founding in 1999.