Bridging the Word Gap Research Network

Bridging the Word Gap-Intervention Research Network

The network seeks to build on the work of individuals from diverse disciplines across the country and carry out the following objectives:

1) Develop an interdisciplinary research network to develop and test interventions
2) Create a national research agenda to advance the science of early language intervention
3) Design a multi-level pilot intervention study to kick-start this work
4) Create a practice-based research collaborative; disseminate critical information and foster continued education activities
5) Improve national capacity to carry out this intervention research through development of a data infrastructure and syntheses of measures, designs, and analytic approaches
6) Expand the pipeline of scientists focused on Word Gap research by creating mentorship and other training opportunities for new investigators.

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Judith Carta
913-321-3143, ext. 2600
913-371-8522 (fax)
Juniper Gardens Children's Project
444 Minnesota Avenue
Kansas City, Kansas 66101