Language Environmental Analysis (LENA)

A LENA is a recording device that is placed in the pocket of a t-shirt worn by a young child. It records all language of the child and of those who interact with the child. It tells us how often, how much, and the quality of the child’s language. We are interested in learning more about the language patterns of individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders. We are also interested in learning whether our interventions can improve the language of the children we serve.