Positive Parenting: Conversations

It’s been called the 30 million word gap.

Researchers have found that children from lower-income backgrounds tend to be exposed to fewer words than their higher-income peers.

Now scientists are researching how kids’ brains respond to words and what families can do to help language development.

Romeo says the study findings suggest early intervention programs that encourage parents to talk interactively with their children, may be able to take advantage of the plasticity of the brain, helping to bridge the word gap.

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