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Katharine Gammon's Blog

“I was really interested in the question of how slavery and historic institutions play out in... more »
posted 07/21/17
The Magnolia Place Community Initiative brings together more than 70 county, city and community... more »
posted 07/20/17
Stresses like poverty, neglect and abuse all manifest differently in the brain and can cause... more »
posted 07/19/17

Katharine Gammon's Work

Experts believe one reason the word gap is so prevalent is because it starts so early in life. But what if new programs could get all kinds of families to talk to their young kids in a richer, more varied way?
Only recently have researchers fully understood how critical “language nutrition” is for children’s cognitive growth. As a result, new programs aim to help parents increase their kids’ language skills.
New tech devices can help parents make sure they're talking to their kids enough. Such conversations drive healthy brain development and help kids keep up with their peers at school.