Bridging the Word Gap 3.0

Community Partner #2:

Promoting Communication Tools for Accelerating Language in Kids (PC TALK)

Lead Study 1: Kathy Bigelow & Dale Walker

Intervention:

To document the extent to which adding the Talk Around Town (TAT) mobile application (app) onto PC TALK administered in homes by home visitors results in greater parent/caregiver use of PC TALK language-promotion strategies in the community. TAT is a mobile smartphone app that provides individuals with tips for increasing and enriching language learning opportunities with their young child during community outings, such as while shopping, or visiting locations such as the park, libraries, or clinics

Population Targeted:

Underserved, low-income families and children birth to 4 years and children with and without disabilities served in home- and center-based EHS, MIECHV and Part C programs.  

Kansas City, KS; Topeka KS; Johnson County KS; and S.E. Kansas 

 

Research Objective:

To examine how TAT enhances the effects of PC TALK for families and children served in home-based EHS and early intervention programs.  

Lead Study 2: Dale Walker & Kathryn Bigelow

Intervention:

To examine whether adding home visitor implemented PC TALK intervention to early learning center-based PC TALK intervention (Home and Center-Based compared to Center-Based only) enhances the home language learning environment

Population Targeted:

Underserved, low-income families and children birth to 4 years and children with and without disabilities served in home- and center-based EHS, MIECHV and Part C programs.  

Educare KC;  Educare Omaha NE; Educare Denver CO and Educare New Orleans 

 

Research Objective:

To document the extent to which adding a home-based component to center-based application of PC TALK impacts child language outcomes.