Betterness

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald

About this talk

Improving early child development with words. Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald is leveraging the simple practice of talking to babies and toddlers to nourish their brains and set them up for better performance in school and life.

About this speaker

As Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), Fitzgerald is committed to giving Georgia kids the best possible chance for success. A study by researchers Betty Hart and Todd Risley found that some children heard thirty million fewer words by their 4th birthdays than others, leading to demonstrated lower achievement.
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