KU Researchers Gather Most Promising Interventions Addressing the Word Gap
Researchers at University of Kansas Juniper Gardens Children’s Project have collaborated with researchers across the country to create a special ‘Word Gap’ edition a research journal
Pilot Results Shows Increases in Teacher Talk
Early pilot results from a study using LENA language tracking and teacher coaching showed improvements in child language skills in classrooms using LENA Grow.
Community Conversation Addressing the Word Gap
In January 2020 Dale Walker, a Word Gap Leadership team member, organized a community conversation to advance discussion of the word gap. The even featured speakers U.S. Representative Sharice Davids, John Wilson of Kansas Action for Children, and Randy Lopez Wyandotte Health Foundation and KCK School Board.
Bridging the Word Gap – Special Issue
This special issue of the Early Childhood Research Quarterly journal was guest edited by Drs. Dale Walker and Judith Carta. It features 20 exclusive articles addressing research and intervention strategies targeting the word gap. Click on the picture to check out some of the interesting research.
Let’s Not Stop Talking About Talk
“Regardless of what parents say with their kids, how they say it, or in what language, science shows more conversation is better”