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Fostering Language Development in Children from Disadvantaged Backgrounds

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Fostering Language Development in Children from Disadvantaged Backgrounds

Fernanda Lucchese, M.A., & Catherine S. Tamis-LeMonda, Ph.D., Department of Applied Psychology, New York University

Published online 10-22-07 in the Canadian Language & Literacy Research Network in their Encyclopedia of Language and Literacy Development

Early language development is rooted in the interactions children have with their parents, significant caregivers, childcare providers, and peers. These early social exchanges both foster developing language skills and provide a vital foundation for children’s school readiness and academic achievement.

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