Ginger Welch, Ph.D., is a licensed pediatric psychologist and certified early childhood educator. She is an assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma and a private practice psychologist specializing in evaluation and consultation services to infants and young children, including those who have been abused or neglected. She also serves children with chronic or serious health conditions including sickle cell disease, cancer, and prematurity. She has presented her work on child maltreatment at many national conferences including the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the American Psychological Association, and the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. She has also taught nationally and internationally on topics related to child development, child abuse, and counseling, and is the author of one tween fiction novel, The Dream Reader. She lives in Oklahoma City and is the proud mom of one daughter, Addy Grace.