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Parents could be encouraged to talk more to their newborns and infants

By Hicbd
Tue Aug 25 2015 8:54 pm

Research has shown low-income parents tend to speak less with their children than affluent parents resulting in a “word gap”. As shown by Providence Talks, “participating families receive free access to a “word pedometer” and bi-weekly coaching from trained home visitors. The “word pedometer” filters out television and background noise and develops a comprehensive picture of a child’s daily auditory environment, including adult word count and the number of conversational interactions the child engages in during the course of the day.

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http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/01/12/talking-cure
http://www.providencetalks.org/

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Poverty Education Child Development U.S. Poverty

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