The Talking Cure.

(The New Yorker) An article on a Providence, RI family participating in Providence Talks, a program funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, which emphasizes and measures the effectiveness of surrounding children with spoken, sophisticated vocabulary. This program is based on findings from the seminal ‘word gap’ study of University of Kansas child psychologists Betty Hart and Todd Risley. Read Article

Hart, B., & Risley, R.T. (2003). The Early Catastrophe: The 30 Million Word Gap by Age 3. American Educator: Spring 4-9, which was exerpted with permission from B. Hart and T.R. Risley (1995) – Download Paper

Publication:      The New Yorker
Author:             Margaret Talbot
Publish Date:   1.12.2015