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LENA Webinars

New Research

2018: The Year of the Conversational Turn

Three studies published this year have shown the relationship between conversational turns and brain development. Join us for a discussion with the lead researchers, Drs. Jill Gilkerson and Rachel Romeo, moderated by Shannon Rudisill of the Early Childhood Funders Collaborative. Watch now!

Beyond the 30 Million Word Gap: A Conversation with Dr. Rachel Romeo

Join LENA's president, Dr. Steve Hannon, as he hosts a conversation with Dr. Rachel Romeo, lead author on a study from Harvard and MIT that sheds light into the underlying neural mechanism that makes conversational turns so critical for brain development. Watch now!

LENA Programs

Introduction to LENA Grow

Find out how LENA Grow is helping teachers to increase talk and interactive conversations in early childhood classrooms, and learn about the impacts we've seen with the program so far. Hear what teachers and coaches participating across the country are saying about the program! Watch now!

Introduction to LENA Start

Join us to learn more about the effectiveness and ease of implementation of LENA Start, a parent group model designed to support increased early language development and interaction. Watch now!

Introduction to LENA Home

Learn about LENA Home, an add-on to existing home visiting programs that combines a flexible, research-based curriculum with evidence-based feedback from LENA technology. Find out how LENA is helping parents and home visitors collaborate to improve children's language environments. Watch now!

Introduction to LENA SP

Learn more about LENA SP, a tool for researchers, clinicians, language professionals, and others who need detailed, scientifically reliable speech-language measurements of children 2 months to 48 months old. Watch now!

Special Topics

Building Classroom Quality Through Language

Learn about how organizations can support teachers in building classroom quality through interactive language, featuring guest presenter Sarah Hadden from Teachstone. We'll discuss why classroom language matters, where we stand, and the challenges and opportunities associated with increasing interactions. Watch now!

Maximizing Coaching Sessions with LENA Grow Data

How do we support teachers in making strong connections between data and action? Join us as we talk through the insights embedded in LENA metrics and strategies for using them to foster a strengths-based dialogue with teachers that builds enthusiasm for classroom talk. Watch now!

Field notes: LENA Start implementers on building community partnerships

Forming partnerships is one of the most effective ways to supercharge your program’s reach and impact. In this webinar, hear from a panel of representatives from LENA Start sites on how they’ve identified and engaged key partners. Watch now!

Head Start Alignment: Parent, Family, and Community Engagement

Join us for a discussion on how LENA programs align with Head Start’s Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework by supporting parents, caregivers, and early childhood teachers in increasing talk with young children. Watch now!

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