‘This finding is interesting in that it will go against so many theories of middle childhood, such as those proposed by Sigmund Freud and Jean Piaget. Having an imaginary companion is definitely normal for school-age kids,’ said Stephanie Carlson, a UW associate psychology professor. Marjorie Taylor, a psychology professor at the University of Oregon, and Carlson will be the lead authors of the scholarly research published in the current issue of the journal Developmental Psychology. Having an imaginary companion is apparently an ongoing and changing process just because a child doesn’t necessarily play with the same imaginary companion throughout childhood. Carlson said some children reported having multiple and serial imaginary companions. The real number of imaginary companions described by children ranged in one to 13 different entities.In the fall, investigators found that 26 people, including the mother’s family members and hospital staff, have been infected. Health officials after that tested a huge selection of babies, family staff and people who all had passed through the neonatal intensive care unit. They contacted the parents of about 140 babies who had been at the unit between mid-August and mid-May, and create a temporary clinic to check them.