Families who participated in LENA Start provided increasingly rich home language environments for their children, expanding how much they talked to and with them over the duration of the three-month class, compared to families who did not attend, a new study has found.
Three new studies provide insight into how children learn during the first months and years of life.
We’re answering questions submitted during our webinar about how to create equitable and inclusive classroom experiences for children with Dr. Iheoma Iruka of HighScope, Ellen Roche of Trust for Learning, and Lauren Cooper from LENA.
Parents’ brainwaves track and respond to changes in their infant’s brain activity when they play together.
A new study exploring associations between family socioeconomic background, children’s brain structure, and children’s reading skills indicates that children who experience more conversational turns may have increased brain growth, and in turn, better reading skills.
Promising new data show that children whose families participated in LENA Start, a parent-group program focused on increasing early talk, demonstrated considerably higher early literacy scores and were far more likely to be at an advanced literacy level entering pre-K.
Teachstone’s senior research advisor discusses the state of early childhood classrooms, challenges and opportunities for growth, and answers common questions about CLASS.
Learn how different scientists are using LENA technology to better understand how children learn and develop and in what type of environment they thrive.
Dr. Zimmerman explains his latest research into how environments and external factors affect population health and child development.
UCLA professor Dr. Frederick Zimmerman explains his 2009 research which indicates conversational turns have unique power to boost child language development.
Read summaries of three newly-published studies exploring how young children develop and acquire language.
Read the latest studies exploring how everything from a child’s socioeconomic status to the hours they spend looking at a screen are related to their brain development.
New grant opportunities are making it possible to adopt data-informed strategies for ensuring that we can look forward to a time when every child’s day is filled with wonderful, nourishing conversation.
In 2018, researchers published three studies examining the long- and short-term effects of interactive talk. Here we’ve answered the top questions on the role of conversational turns in child development.
Read about how LENA technology is facilitating new research breakthroughs.
Parent Traci Martin shares strategies for unpacking new research with parents, teachers, and caregivers.
Megan Carolan, Director of Policy Research at the Institute for Child Success, shares how families, schools, and communities can all play a role in driving child language development.
10-year longitudinal study published in Pediatrics correlates interactive talk in early childhood with later cognitive outcomes.
The first research showing a relationship between conversational turns and brain structure has ben published in JNeurosci. The paper investigates how back and forth interaction between children and their adult caregivers relate to white matter connectivity in the brain.
Read new research that sheds light on how children’s peers, caregivers, and social environments may affect their development.
Read about new studies examining the long-term impacts of early childhood education on individuals and society as a whole.
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.
We all know we should read with kids. But why? See the latest research on how reading affects child development.
Did you know your brain waves sync with your baby’s? Read the study and see other exciting new findings in this month’s research roundup.
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