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Hungry Mind Lab study on Covid-19 and children's language development  

Posted on 1 November 2023

Researchers from the Department of Education’s Hungry Mind Lab have conducted a study looking into the effects of lockdown on children's language development.

The research looks into how the so-called “language gap” has widened since the Covid-19 pandemic, highlighting inequalities between family incomes and the resources available to provide rich learning opportunities for their children.

This essential study by the Hungry Mind Lab has been featured in “How COVID-19 Widened the Language Gap” published by Psychology Today. The article unpacks the issue and reveals more about what interventions can be put in place to support the children impacted.