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Children living in low-opportunity neighborhoods were four times more likely to visit acute care... more »
posted 05/15/18
Social advantages are tied more sleep and better quality sleep, says Lauren Hale, who has found... more »
posted 04/04/18
Ruben Castaneda of U.S. News and Cristina Londoño of Telemundo reported very different series on... more »
posted 03/28/18

Katharine Gammon's Work

Experts believe one reason the word gap is so prevalent is because it starts so early in life. But what if new programs could get all kinds of families to talk to their young kids in a richer, more varied way?
Only recently have researchers fully understood how critical “language nutrition” is for children’s cognitive growth. As a result, new programs aim to help parents increase their kids’ language skills.
New tech devices can help parents make sure they're talking to their kids enough. Such conversations drive healthy brain development and help kids keep up with their peers at school.