Sending Office: Honorable Rosa L. DeLauro
Please join the Bipartisan Baby Caucus as we present the following briefing:
Signed, Spoken, or Cross-Cultural:
How Babies are Wired for Language and Learning
February 15, 2018 @ 3-4 pm Rayburn 2103
A child’s language skills are paramount to her early development. Children who are exposed to more language in an engaging and supportive way are more likely to develop into lively learners. However, supporting children effectively in the early stages
of their development can be challenging for parents and caregivers, especially for children with unique learning needs.
The briefing will explore how babies acquire language and what that means for later literacy and learning. Speakers will cover a range of early literacy strategies that address the language needs among children of varying socioeconomic backgrounds, Dual
Language Learners, and children who are deaf or hearing-impaired. The panelists include:
Anne Fernald, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Psychology
Director, Language Learning Lab, Center for Infant Studies
Stanford University – Stanford, California
Melissa Herzig, Ph.D.
Education and Research Translation Manger, VL2 (Visual Language and Visual Learning)
Associate Director for Ph.D. in Educational Neuroscience
Gallaudet University – Washington, DC
Director, Creating Kids
Connecticut Children’s Museum – New Haven, CT
We hope you will join us and learn more about this important topic.
Rosa DeLauro Chuck Fleischmann
Member of Congress Member of Congress
Baby Caucus Co-Chair Baby Caucus Co-Chair
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