"Noticeable difference".To the Editor:
As an Infant Development Specialist who has been in the field (and often sitting on the floor with a baby) for many years, I have often thought about what you expressed so eloquently el·o·quent
1. Characterized by persuasive, powerful discourse: an eloquent speaker; an eloquent sermon.
2. in your Editor's Desk ("On Noticing a Noticeable Difference," February 2002). I have had gut feelings gut feeling Intuition, visceral sensation and puzzled puz·zle
v. puz·zled, puz·zling, puz·zles
1. To baffle or confuse mentally by presenting or being a difficult problem or matter.
2. about whether there was something different/wrong/worrisome in a child or whether it was just his or her individual personality. Your article is so important that I shared it with a colleague at Harbor Regional Center here in the Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. area because we had been concerned about one little toddler and had been speculating along these lines.
Linda S. Dingman, MA Infant Development Specialist, CA