October 10, 2018
By Cole Bradley
Gift of gab: Frayser children reach for kindergarten readiness before they learn to talk
Community partners in Tennessee join forces to offer LENA Start to build community and school readiness skills.
October 1, 2018
By Drs. Alan L. Mendelsohn and Perri Klass
Early Language Exposure and Middle School Language and IQ: Implications for Primary Prevention
Two doctors reviewed the LENA Longitudinal Study and noted its contribution to the field and implications for pediatric policy and clinical practice.
September 15, 2018
By Jennifer Graham
Your toddler is learning 8 new words a day. Here’s the best way to make use of that language
Children’s frequency of conversation with adults predicts language skills and IQ a decade later, according to a new study from LENA researchers.
September 12, 2018
By Amina Zafar
‘Nothing short of remarkable’: Study finds parents’ chats with their toddlers pay off 10 years later
A 10-year study by LENA researchers confirms that the amount of talk with adults that babies experience in the first three years of life is related to their verbal abilities and IQ in adolescence.
September 11, 2018
By Jen McGuire
Talking To Your Baby Might Make Them Smarter, New Study Finds, Especially When They Can Respond
A team of researchers led by Jill Gilkerson, director of child language research at the LENA Foundation, looked at the effect talking to your baby might have on their later success.
September 11, 2018
By Lucia Binding
Speaking with toddlers could boost IQ scores and language skills later in life
Having conversations with toddlers has been linked to higher IQ scores and better language skills by the time they reach school, a new study suggests.
September 10, 2018
By Amy Bounds
Boulder non-profit LENA publishes research on importance of early talk with infants, toddlers
A 10-year study by LENA shows that the amount of talk with adults that babies experience in the first three years of life is related to their verbal abilities and IQ in adolescence.
September 10, 2018
By Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez
Talking with your toddler could boost IQ scores and language skills later: Study
Early conversation with toddlers is linked to better language skills and higher IQ scores later in life, according to a new study.
July 23, 2018
By University of Miami
Importance of language development in low-income, high-risk children
Study shows that conversational turns with teachers are positively related to language skills in children who are high-risk.
July 17, 2018
By Daniel Nelson
Back And Forth Conversation With Children Important For Children’s Brain Development
Using LENA technology, scientists at MIT discovered a relationship between conversational turns and children’s language development.
June 12, 2018
By Keith Uhlig
A new technology counts words babies hear. This program aims to get parents to talk.
Parents in Wisconsin share how LENA Start taught them strategies to increase interactive talk with children.
June 11, 2018
By Gary Scattergood
Infant nutrition and machine-based learning: Preliminary findings from Danone reveal colic promise
LENA partnered with Danone Nutricia Research to develop an expanded LENA capability to automatically detect and categorize crying and fussing in infants.
May 31, 2018
By B.C. Kowalski
A Smart Start
Local parents are lauding a ground-breaking new tool for early childhood development. The deceptively simple goal: Help babies’ brains grow by talking with them more.
November 21, 2017
By Emma Kirk
LENA HOME – Developing children’s language
Home-Start UK is using LENA Home to improve early childhood language development, and hoping to expand the program in the years to come.
April 17, 2018
By Brenda Robledo
Early childhood language program launches second session in Wichita Falls
LENA Solutions expands to Wichita Falls and other Texan cities in order to reduce talk gaps and improve school readiness for young children.
April 3, 2018
By Jill Gilkerson
Here’s an intervention to keep our youngest learners from falling behind
Verbal engagement can influence child development more strongly than parental income or education, study shows
March 7, 2018
By Jack Brook
Early education program addresses R.I. youth literacy
The Brown Daily Herald looks at the history of the Providence Talks program and its expansion made possible through additional funding pledged by the Providence Mayor's Office.
March 5, 2018
By Jill Sheridan
New Study Aims To Identify Autism Early With Telehealth
Researchers at Purdue University are including LENA technology in a “telehealth” kit for better understanding early risk factors for autism.
March 2, 2018
By Mike Connors
Parents learn how to talk to their babies in new Virginia Beach program
Families and program staff share their experiences participating in the LENA Start program through Virginia Beach GrowSmart.
February 28, 2018
By Dian Schaffhauser
Wearable Tech Helps Early Learners Improve Language Contact
Child care centers in Virginia are using LENA programs to improve cognitive, emotional, and social development for young children.
February 22, 2018
By Claudia Wallis
Talking with—Not Just to—Kids Powers How They Learn Language
Researchers at MIT use LENA technology to study brain activity and the importance of conversational turns to language development.
February 13, 2018
By Anne Trafton
Back-and-forth exchanges boost children’s brain response to language
Researchers at MIT used LENA technology to find that the amount of conversational turns is more strongly related to positive language development than the number of adult words spoken to a child.
November 29, 2017
By Amanda Rahn
A high-tech approach to boost language skills starts with infants in Detroit
Detroit organizations are investing in LENA in order to improve school readiness within the community.
September 20, 2017
By Amy Bounds
St. Vrain Valley, Longmont’s OUR Center partner to tackle the early childhood ‘word gap’
The Outreach United Resource (OUR) Center is using the LENA Start program to give parents the early language development resources they need.