How Does Your Child Learn To Talk?

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The LENA project is run by Goldsmiths College and Kings College London, and explores language development in children between 2-4. We want to find out more about the difference that language makes, so we can help all children to develop in the way that's best for them. We need your help!

If you decide to participate, we ask you to complete a short online questionnaire, then mail you small devices and tshirts to record your child's language over the course of 3 days. When all is done, we organise a pick-up service to collect the equipment whenever suits.

All data would be kept confidential and you, your child and your family will never be identifiable. Recordings are analyzed anonymously using software algorithms.

If you are interested in helping us with our research, please contact us at or visit our website: for more information