Infants, Words, and Income

    Bjorn Carey reports on research showing that two-year-old children of lower-income families may already be six months behind in language development

    Fifty years of research have revealed the sad truth that the children of lower-income, less-educated parents typically enter school with poorer language skills than their more privileged counterparts. By some measures, five-year-old children of lower socioeconomic status score more than two years behind on standardized language development tests by the time they enter school.

    Stanford researchers have now found... To read the full story, click here.

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