What We Do
What We Do
Transform interactions in child care through job-embedded professional development
LENA Grow is an innovative, research-based professional development program for early childhood teachers that uses regular feedback from LENA technology to improve the talk environment in the classroom.
Measuring the most predictive elements of child outcomes, LENA Grow supports stakeholders at every level, helping teachers gain the skills to measurably improve classroom quality by boosting interactions and helping leadership make more informed planning and policy decisions.
Build school readiness and strengthen families with parent-group classes
Interventions with large populations often hit two roadblocks: excessive complexity and inconsistent implementation. LENA Start avoids these traps by focusing on a single goal—improving talk between parents and children.
LENA Start takes a cost-effective and scalable approach by delivering LENA feedback and strategies to increase talk to groups of parents, particularly targeting high-need families. Staffing needs are reduced, while impact is increased. Effective implementation is ensured by delivering the program through videos and scripted instruction—and by continuous data feedback.
Add an early language focus to any home visiting program
Developed over two years of piloting with the Providence Talks home-visitation program, LENA Home is an add-on for your existing parent coaching curriculum. Home visitors using LENA technology to measure language gain objective insights on home talk that can be used to inform and motivate parents and track progress toward increasing interaction. LENA Home is ideal for coaching and home visitation programs that would like to supplement their curriculum with objective feedback from LENA technology.
Gain early language insights in research and clinical applications
Our original software tool that started it all
The LENA Pro software automatically analyzes and segments the audio data, providing four primary reports plus a composite report that can be viewed in monthly, daily, hourly, and five-minute time-frames. Export features and a sophisticated data mining tool allow you to customize analysis with ease, down to the millisecond. LENA Pro will best serve those who need to store data locally rather than in the cloud. It offers integrated support for transcription and more granular visualization of data. LENA Pro is in use at more than 300 universities, hospitals and other research institutions around the world.