The overarching goal of the Bridging the Word Gap Research Network is to reduce the number of children who enter school with delays in language and early literacy. Immediately, the Network will galvanize efforts to close the Word Gap disparity. Learn about the background and goals of our work in this YouTube video.
The Bridging the Word Gap Research Network identified 10 actionable research priorities to make a difference in bridging the word gap. Check out the National Research Agenda for more information.
The Bridging the Word Gap Research Network is made up of more than 100 nationally recognized researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and funders working together to develop and push forward a coordinated national research agenda that address the word gap.
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Twelve community-researchers partnerships across the nation are taking part in our Practice-based Research Collaborative. Each partnership will work at the program or community level to develop and test innovative research projects related to interventions or strategies designed to help close the word gap. Click the link above to learn more about these innovative projects and check out posters from projects that presented at the LENA Conference in November, 2015!!...Read more
Check out our interactive map for links to word gap initiatives across the U.S....Read more