Closing the Language Skills Gap Among Children

Neuroscience and Society Series

September 28, 2016


Many children are at a disadvantage even before they walk into an early Head Start or pre-K program.What do we know and what can be done to mitigate the long-term effects of this deficit? Learn more about the latest research, the emerging “home training for parents,” and the policy issues surrounding this disparity.


Anne Fernald, Ph.D., Josephine Knotts Knowles Professor in Human Biology, Stanford University

Maricela Garcia, Chief Executive Officer, Gads Hill Center

Libby Doggett, Ph.D., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Early Learning, U.S. Department of Education

This event was part of the Neuroscience and Society series, supported by AAAS and the Dana Foundation.