The link between language and socioemotional development

Recorded: Jul 12, 2021

Many previous studies have drawn connections between the quantity of back-and-forth interactions in early childhood and later linguistic and cognitive skills. Importantly, newly published research conducted in Chile has taken a novel direction, determining that infants’ language environments predict their socioemotional skills one year later.

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Virtual Family Engagement: Ingredients for Success

Recorded: Jan 26, 2021

How have our partners adapted to the pandemic’s challenges? Learn about practical strategies that worked for them, and get your creative, problem-solving juices flowing as you design your family engagement strategy for 2021.

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Supporting teachers in building a responsive caregiving environment

Recorded: Oct 28, 2020

There’s a wide variability of interactions across child care settings. What makes an interaction a quality interaction, and how do we reduce teacher stress while supporting their drive for quality interactions?

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LENA for Libraries

Recorded: Aug 28, 2020

Learn more about how libraries can incorporate LENA programs into their offerings for patrons. How have our current library partners achieved positive results?

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Introduction to LENA for Head Start Association Staff

Recorded: Aug 13, 2020

Learn about how we partner with Head Start programs to promote language and literacy skill development in both center- and home-based programs.

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Head Start Funding Opportunities

Recorded: Aug 11, 2020

How can we leverage funding opportunities to integrate a trauma-informed approach to accelerating language and literacy skills?

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Mitigating the Academic and Social Impacts of COVID-19 in Child Care

Recorded: Jun 3, 2020

COVID-19 recommendations have changed the way child care providers are able to interact with children and support their early academic and social development. How can we continue to adapt while creating a positive learning environment?

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LENA Start

Introduction to LENA Start

Recorded: May 20, 2020

Learn more about LENA Start — its effectiveness, its ease of implementation, and more. LENA Start is a parent group model designed to support increased early language development and interaction.

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Integrating LENA Home into Early Head Start Programs

Recorded: May 6, 2020

Learn how Early Head Start programs can integrate LENA into their supports for families. LENA Home, which embraces a trauma-informed approach, helps home visitors individualize their coaching and meet families where they are.

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Introduction to LENA Grow

Recorded: Mar 20, 2020

Find out how LENA Grow is helping teachers increase interactive conversations in early childhood classrooms, and learn about the impacts we’ve seen with the program so far.

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Creating Inclusive and Equitable Classroom Experiences

Recorded: Nov 14, 2019

What does equity look like in early childhood classrooms? Learn concrete strategies for supporting coaches, teachers, and administrators in fostering more equitable classroom environments.

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How to Implement LENA Start with Parents Younger than 20

Recorded: Aug 28, 2019

With LENA Start, families can use “talk pedometer” technology to measure and improve their child’s language environment. How does LENA Start work with groups of teenage parents specifically? What are the unique challenges and opportunities that come with serving this age range?

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Building Classroom Quality Through Language

Recorded: Jun 2, 2019

How can organizations support teachers in building classroom quality through interactive language? See where we stand and learn about the challenges and opportunities associated with increasing interactions.

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Introduction to LENA SP

Recorded: Mar 15, 2019

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.

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Introduction to LENA Home

Recorded: Mar 15, 2019

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’s “talk pedometer” technology. How is LENA helping parents and home visitors collaborate to improve children’s language environments?

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The Power of Conversational Turns

Recorded: Oct 25, 2018

Three studies published in 2018 show 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.

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Maximizing Coaching Sessions with LENA Grow Data

Recorded: Jul 19, 2018

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.

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Field notes: LENA Start implementers on building community partnerships

Recorded: Jul 16, 2018

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.

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

Recorded: Mar 29, 2018

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

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