LENA Research Foundation

Advanced technology to accelerate language development and close achievement gaps.
Nurturing minds, changing lives

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Remembering Terry

Since first conceiving of the idea for LENA in 2002, Terry drove the technology, and the Foundation, forward with passion and vision. Throughout his remarkable life, Terry's genius was to see solutions others thought impossible, and to make them reality. During the past few years, Terry knew that his time was limited, but he never wavered from his focus on closing the achievement gap and ensuring that this mission endures. It does. His mission is and will continue to be ours.


Read more about Terry's life

The LENA unit will be the indispensable tool (Swiss Army knife) for the speech scientist or speech-language pathologist working with children/infants.

- John H.L. Hansen, Ph.D., Department Chair and Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science; Distinguished Chair in Telecommunications Engineering; Professor, School of Brain and Behavioral Sciences, Center for Robust Speech Systems, Coordinator, IEEE Signal Processing Distinguished Lecturer (2005-06) University of Texas at Dallas

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LENA in the New York Times: Trying to Close a Knowledge Gap, Word by Word


LENA in the New York Times: Trying to Close a Knowledge Gap, Word by Word

A New York Times article on new programs that focus on the home environment of very young children and LENA Research Foundation's Digital Language Processor (DLP)technology.
Read the article and watch the video

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