Sending Office: Honorable Rosa L. DeLauro
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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

Dear Colleague,

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

     Sandra Malmquist   
     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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