LENA Start

To help close the word gap in children ages 0 to 30 months, Le Bonheur, Seeding Success, the University of Memphis and the Urban Child Institute partner on LENA Start, a small group program for parents to educate about the importance of early, quality talk to promote brain development.

LENA Start uses regular feedback from LENA's "talk pedometer" technology to help increase interactive talk to close the early talk gap, improve school readiness, and build stronger families. Over the course of 10 weekly sessions, parents and caregivers learn about the importance of interactive talk along with ways to incorporate more conversation into their daily routines. The program combines the use of LENA technology to measure the home language environment with parent-group meetings that teach simple techniques to improve the quantity and quality of adult-child talk.

LENA classes are always enrolling, call 901.678.3589 to find out more information.