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One-on-one verbal interaction and playful engagement between a parent and a child are important for a child’s language development. However, research has shown that the number of words spoken in the home varies depending on family socioeconomic status.

Although the link between socioeconomic status and words spoken in the home is well established in the literature, less is known why this relationship exists. It is important to be aware of parents’ perceived barriers so interventions and programs can be put into place to break down those barriers. Doing so will benefit the child; having a home learning environment from birth will help prepare the child for future academic success.

Presentation Date

Summer 2019

Faculty Advisor

Ms Mary A Tiede


McNair Summer Research Conference

Exploratory Analysis of Parents’ Perceived Barriers to Parent Child Verbal Interaction in the Home �