Why LENA Start?
WHY LENA START?
Download the white paper
Right from Birth: Eliminating
the Talk Gap in Young Children
by Steven F. Warren, PhD.
Factors that make LENA Start unique include:
- Cloud-based management system
- Laser focus on increasing interactive talk
- Efficient and effective parent-group delivery model
- Continuous accountability to sponsors and all stakeholders
- Built-in elements to foster behavior change, such as automatic goal-setting, text reminders, peer group involvement
- Turnkey package includes all curriculum, technology, training, and support
- Flexible staffing: degreed, non-degreed, or volunteer
HOW DOES LENA START WORK?
- Patented LENA System monitors quantity and quality of talk with infants and toddlers and provides regular feedback to parents and program providers.
- Engaging parent curriculum quickly and clearly teaches how to build babies’ brains through early language (all materials in both English and Spanish).
- Practical parent-child Talking Tips™ and shared book reading transform participants’ home environments.
- Text reminders streamline parent communications and increase motivation for behavior change.
- Cloud-based program management gives secure data access to all stakeholders anywhere, anytime, and simplifies program administration.
WHO SHOULD CONSIDER ADOPTING LENA START?
- Vision to help parents improve their babies’ futures.
- Goal of reaching all needy families in the area over time.
- Funding for at least 2-3 years of implementation.
- Access to staffing and facilities in local communities.
- Commitment to data for accountability and transparency.
REQUEST EVALUATION INFORMATION
For more details on whether LENA Start is right for your organization’s goals and resources, including estimates of funding requirements, contact Beth Dresser at (866) 503-9918 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ABOUT THE LENA SYSTEM
LENA (Language ENvironment Analysis) language measurement and analysis technology is used worldwide by researchers, clinicians, hospitals, and therapists in fields from language delay to autism, and increasingly, in interventions tackling the persistent effects of economic disadvantage on brain development and school readiness.
The LENA System measures the amount of talk in a child’s environment using a tiny wearable digital recorder and special software. It has been called a “talk pedometer” because it gives feedback so parents know how much they talk with their children and how to improve.