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    young children Two groups of families are enrolled in this longitudinal study 1 a group of roughly 60 families with a child who was developing typically at entry into the study and 2 a group of 40 families with a child who had suffered a unilateral brain lesion in the pre or perinatal period Children and their caregivers participate in a primarily observational study of parent child interaction in the early pre school years Beginning in kindergarten children complete tasks and assessments of language reading and other cognitive skills necessary for success in school Along with traditional measures we examine children s use of gesture during language learning and in more complex spoken language tasks given during the elementary school years We also use fMRI techniques to assess the brain bases of language and reading competence RECENT NEWS New research finds number talk is important before preschool The amount of time parents spend talking about numbers has a much bigger impact on how young children Read More Talking numbers counts for kids math skills In almost every home and pre school in America young children are being taught how to recite the alphabet Read More RECENT PUBLICATIONS Is there an

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