UCSC Participates in ASHA Convention

Dr. Rihana S. Mason presented “The Use of the Language Environment Analysis System (LENA) in a Noisy Environment: Feasibility Study in Family Child Care Homes on Friday, November 16, 2018 at the American Speech and Hearing Association Convention ( ASHA). This year’s convention was held in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Mason shared the results of a comparison of the automated adult word count computed by Lena’s software and the adult word count computed from transcriptions when the LENA recorder was worn by family child care providers.  She was joined by a host of other Georgia State University affiliated professional attendees including Dr. Lakeisha R. Johnson ( co-presenter) who is a former research Scientist at the Urban Child Study Center and current Assistant Professor at the University of The District of Columbia.

This project was supported by Georgia’s Race to the Top- Early Learning Challenge grant awarded to the Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL).