A new study shows low income and high risk kids are missing key language learning at home and school. A child’s academic success can be determined by both the child’s family’s socioeconomic status and that of the child’s school.
Children’s early exposure to a rich set of language practices can set in motion the processes that they use for learning to read, including the vocabulary and background knowledge necessary for language and reading comprehension. Consequently, children who have limited experience with these kinds of linguistic interactions may have fewer opportunities to engage in the higher-order exchanges valued in school.
Business Standard’s complete article can be found here: Language gap between rich, poor kids begins in infancy