In the Media

“Does ‘Early Education’ Come Way Too Late?”
Freakonomics Podcast

“Prof. Dana Suskind’s Thirty Million Words research is reaching parents through book, programming”
UChicago News

“The most powerful thing we could give poor kids is completely free”
The Washington Post

“Three T’s uses words to feed toddlers’ brains”
USA Today

“Why Parents Should Talk a Lot to Their Young Kids – and Choose Their Words Carefully”
The Washington Post

“The Surgeon Who Became an Activist for Baby Talk”

“Why This Pediatric Surgeon Wants Your Child to Hear 30 Million More Words by Their Fourth Birthday”
Deseret News

“Giving Kids the Gift of Hearing and the Tools to Harness its Power”
Chicago Tribune

“Q&A: Dana Suskind on the Importance of Talking (More) to Your Child”
Chicago Magazine

“Thirty Million Little Words for a Lifetime of Difference”
The Boston Globe

“Get them early, the key to educational success”

“More non-profits teaching parents to read with children”

“PNC Bank donates $19 million to teach Chicago children vocabulary lessons”
Crain’s Chicago Business

“Trying to Close a Knowledge Gap, Word by Word”
New York Times

“Starved for Words? Program uses talking to nourish kids’ brains”
Georgia Health News

“Why 0 to 5 are the Crucial Years”
Education Writers Association

“Words to Live By”
The University of Chicago Magazine

“In the Beginning was the Word”
The Economist

“Spreading the Words: The Thirty Million Words® Initiative”

“Closing the ‘Word-Gap’ Between Rich and Poor”

“Talking to Baby”
American Public Media

“Can We Disrupt Poverty by Changing How Poor Parents Talk to Their Kids?”

“How to Educate Kids Before Their Education Begins?  Talk, a Lot”

“How to Make Toddlers Smarter:  Talk to Them”

“Baby Talk Bonanza”

“Too Small to Fail Announces Formation of Advisory and Leadership Councils”

“Public Policies, Made to Fit People”
New York Times

“Saving Our Sons: the Miseducation of Black Boys”

“The Power of Talking to Your Baby”
New York Times

“Closing the 30 Million Word Gap: A cochlear implant surgeon steps out of the operating room and into the community to better children’s language environments”
Institute for Translational Medicine, University of Chicago


“Parent-Directed Approaches to Enrich the Early Language Environments of Children Living in Poverty”
Seminars in Speech and Language

“An Exploratory Study of Quantitative Linguistic Feedback: Effect of LENA Feedback on Adult Language Production”
Communication Disorders Quarterly

Talks and Panels

“Master Class:  Thirty Million Words® Initiative”
NBC Education Nation Summit 2013

“Saving Our Sons: Engaging, Educating and Equipping Our Young Men for Success”
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation


“Bridging the Thirty-Million-Word Gap”
National conference
October, 2013, Washington DC