Conversational turns are simple back and forth conversations between a child and an adult, also known as “serve and return” interactions. LENA technology counts that a turn has occurred when an adult speaks and a child responds, or vice versa, with no more than five seconds in between.
The Developmental Snapshot is the first easy-to-use, parent-administered measurement of infants’ and toddlers’ progress in acquiring language skills. Conventional assessments are generally long and dependent on professional administration, making them difficult to scale for community-wide initiatives. Snapshot’s tight focus on receptive and expressive language skills and its ease of implementation make it the ideal assessment to measure large-scale parent-directed programs such as LENA Start and LENA Home, as well as major research projects. Parents instinctively track milestones in other areas, such as physical growth and skills, but are often unaware of subtle language development markers, especially those that precede a baby’s first word. By focusing on well-established milestones associated with receptive and expressive language, Snapshot provides a uniquely valuable source of … Read More
Certificación docente de LENA Grow ¡Gracias por ser maestro de LENA Grow! Su trabajo al completar este prestigioso programa de desarrollo profesional tendrá un impacto de por vida en los niños a los que enseña. Si ha completado un ciclo de LENA Grow en 2019, tiene la posibilidad de obtener la certificación LENA. La certificación LENA confirma que los maestros han cumplido con los requisitos del programa y avala su especialización en el desarrollo temprano del lenguaje y la promoción de un entorno de conversación interactiva en el salón de clases. A fin de calificar para la certificación LENA, los maestros deben haber cumplido con los siguientes requisitos: Deben haber completado la orientación sobre LENA Grow. Deben haber completado el … Read More
We have implemented a comprehensive, robust, and all-inclusive Information Security Program. The program ensures that we are secure in our people, our processes, and our technology. We execute the ISP every day, at every level of the organization, and within every technology that we utilize. To prove that we are secure, LENA maintains Type II SOC 2 compliance and is audited yearly by a third-party firm. Having a regular audit ensures we update our Information Security Program yearly and that we are, in fact, following our own standards. The audit also ensures that our software development processes are safe and that all changes to the LENA Online software or our IT infrastructure are vetted and approved by management. SOC 2 … Read More
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LENA Grow Teacher Certification Para certificaión en español, haga clic aquí. Thank you for being a LENA Grow teacher! Your work in completing this prestigious professional development program will have a lifelong impact on the children you teach. If you have completed one LENA Grow cycle in 2019, you have the opportunity to become LENA Certified. LENA certification confirms teachers have met program requirements and endorses their expertise in early language development and promoting a strong interactive talk environment in the classroom. To qualify for LENA Certification, teachers must have met the following requirements: Complete LENA Grow Orientation Complete the Understanding LENA Reports Quiz with 100 percent accuracy Be present in the room for at least 10 LENA Days Attend … Read More
LENA Grow Coach Certification Thank you for being a LENA coach! Your efforts help the teachers you work with to grow professionally in ways that will positively impact the lifelong learning of the children in their care. Coaches who have completed at least one LENA Grow cycle in 2019 have the option to become LENA Certified. LENA Certification confirms you have met program requirements and endorses your expertise in helping teachers promote quality interaction in the classroom. To become LENA Certified, coaches must: Complete LENA Coach training Complete the LENA Coaching Quiz with 80 percent accuracy Complete at least one LENA Grow sequence in 2019 Document goals with each teacher on “Coaching Sessions Notes and Goals” worksheets Show Talking Tips … Read More
The Developmental Snapshot is the first easy-to-use, parent administered measurement of infants’ and toddlers’ progress in acquiring language skills. Conventional assessments are generally Snapshot’s tight focus on receptive and expressive language skills and its ease of implementation make it the ideal assessment to measure parent-directed programs.
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