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Every child ready by kindergarten: A case study in one school district’s vision of early childhood

LENA Team / May 20, 2020

New neuroscience research shows us that the first five years of a child’s life are the most critical period for brain development, when the foundation of all language and literacy skills are built. Recognizing this, school districts around the country are increasingly investing in the early years to give children an equitable start long before kindergarten. We’re excited to explore this topic in a webinar with Jim Duggan, supplemental interim superintendent at Bourbonnais School District 53 in Illinois.

Blog Posts (9)

New research sheds light on the importance of conversational turns

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New research by a team at Harvard and MIT used LENA technology and brain imaging to measure the relationship between children’s language experience and their brain activity. The study found that conversational turns predicted variance in verbal scores, while the sheer number of adult words did not.

Q & A with Dr. Dana Suskind

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Dr. Dana Suskind shares about the origins of her book, how she uses LENA technology, and why we all need to “spread the words.”