Bridging the ‘word gap’ in low-income children

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Bridging the ‘word gap’ in low-income children

High-tech study results still inconclusive
Caseworker Stephanie Taveras, left, reads a book with 20-month-old Gracey Niebla, right, at the child’s home in Providence, R.I, on Jan. 11. The city is in the third year of its effort to boost language skills for children from low-income families by equipping them with audio recorders that count every word they hear.

Bridging the ‘word gap’ in low-income children

Caseworker Stephanie Taveras, left, reads a book with 20-month-old Gracey Niebla, right, at the child’s home in Providence, R.I, on Jan. 11. The city is in the third year of its effort to boost language skills for children from low-income families by equipping them with audio recorders that count every word they hear.
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