What We Do

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Early language programs powered by “talk pedometer” technology.

LENA Home

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Add an early language focus to any home visiting program.

LENA SP

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Gain early language insights in research and clinical applications.

LENA Grow

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Transform interactions in child care through experiential professional development.

Understanding LENA Technology

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LENA technology is the industry standard for measuring talk with children, which is a critical factor in early brain development. LENA uses a small wearable device — often referred to as a “talk pedometer” — combined with cloud-based software to deliver detailed feedback that helps adults make proven, sustainable increases in interactive talk with children. The LENA device is a small, child-safe recorder that children wear for a day at a time. It meets U.S. and international safety standards for electronics and toys. Unlike a cell phone, it does not transmit, and it uses the same type of low-power processors as hearing aids. The LENA software processes the audio captured by the device into data about talk, which is presented … Read More