Some children in the U.S. grow up under severe disadvantage in terms of the amount and quality of language they are exposed to in their earliest years. Researchers have documented that some children are exposed to roughly 30 million fewer words than other children during years that are critical for learning language. Researchers call this the "word gap" and say it portends lifelong consequences.
Researchers gather interventions addressing 'word gap' into special edition of journal
- 4. 3 2020 (19:29)