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ELP in the News

Going Straight to the Source: How do infants learn best?: The Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences presents information from Dr. Barr how well infants learn from media sources compared to face-to-face interactions. 

Let’s Skype! Video Chat Use Among Infants and Toddlers: The Association for Psychological Science featured a video abstract of our Let's Skype study at the 2014 annual conference. 

Innovative program reaches out to incarcerated teenage fathers: Southern California Public Radio featured our Baby Elmo Project and a recent conference with the founders, including Dr. Barr. 

Strengthening Parent-Child Relationships of Young, Incarcerated Fathers: A Blog Talk Radio interview with Dr. Barr and Baby Elmo Project collaborators on the development of the program, it's implementation, and current successes in improving relationships between parents and their children as well as the positive changes to correctional facility environments. 

Kind Healthy Snacks Gives Grant to Youth Law Center for Innovative Incarcerated Youth Parenting Program: Our Baby Elmo Project has recently received a grant from the KIND Healthy Snacks’ Do the KIND Thing: Projects competition.

Infant Cognition Research: Georgetown University spotlights the Georgetown Early Learning Project's research on learning from touchscreens, the transfer deficit, bilingualism, parent-infant interaction and more!

Georgetown Deserves to Boast More About its Impressive Research Efforts: InTheCapital features the significant contributions Dr. Barr's work has made as "one of the world's experts in infant cognition" through her research, dissemination of information through publications, and impactful mentorship. 

When Baby Apps Actually Lead to Learning: The Lessons of Baby Einstein: Slate highlights our Baby Mozart study examining verbal input and caregiver-infant interactional quality. 

Classes Turning Incarcerated Juvenile Fathers Into Dads: The Chronicle of Social Change features our Baby Elmo Program and it's role in reducing recidivism and strengthening connections. 

Teen dads behind bars receive parenting skills with The Baby Elmo Program: An ABC local news station in Cleveland, OH highlights the success of our Baby Elmo Program about how incarcerated juvenile fathers are gaining parenting skills.

Infants Transfer of Learning Between Touch Screen and Real-World: DugDug interviews Dr. Elizabeth Zack, former graduate student of Dr. Rachel Barr, on 15-month-olds' transfer of learning between touch screens and 3D objects. 

Jury's still out on educational value of iPad apps: NPR interviews Dr. Rachel Barr on how young children learn from touch screens.

APF Overview Video: American Psychological Foundation interviews Dr. Rachel Barr about the Baby Elmo Study.

APF Koppitz Fellowship Research: American Psychological Foundation Monitor discusses Natalie Brito's research on the bilingual advantage.

How Babies Learn: Georgetown University Forum Interviewer Carole Sargent discusses Dr. Rachel Barr's research on understanding the learning and memory mechanisms that develop during infancy, highlighting several current projects in the ELP.

Television isn't the only form of screen time: Washington Post Lifestyle Blog interviews Dr. Rachel Barr on current ELP research, highlighting the importance of parental engagement during media use.

Dr. Barr Awarded APF Visionary Grant: American Psychological Foundation awards Dr. Rachel Barr a grant to extend the Baby Elmo Program, a program that fosters the development of relationships between incarcerated teens parents and their young children.

Baby Elmo Study- Santa Barbara: Daily Nexus article discusses how the intervention we helped design is strengthening family bonds between infants and their parents in juvenile detention facitilies.

Baby Elmo Study- Santa Barbara: Noozhawk article highlights the success of the intervention we helped design to teach parenting skills to incarcerated juveniles with children.

Memories in the Making: Washington Parent suggests ELP is a fun activity for babies and toddlers.

Baby Elmo Study- Sacramento: Sacramento Press article on a program we helped design to teach parenting skills to incarcerated juveniles.

Videos for Babies Age 2 and Under: Wall Street Journal discusses the usage of DVDs and television among infants and children.

Multimedia for Babies- Good and Bad: USA Today summary of a recent NIH media conference on findings of studies conducted on infants and toddlers and the media (including studies from the ELP).

A Mother Reviews the Facts about TV: Washington Post article describes our studies on the video deficit effect with 6- to 24-month-olds, 2-D versus 3-D displays, and the importance of quality television content. 

Media Exposure for Children Under 3: The Kojo Nnamdi Show discusses research findings with Dr. Rachel Barr as one of the invited experts.

TV Gets High Ratings: Psychology Today highlights the results of previous studies of 12-, 15- and 18-month-olds, which examined what infants acquire from television.