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Dana Suskind

Author, Thirty Million Words: Building a Child's Brain; Professor, Surgery & Pediatrics, University of Chicago
Dana Suskind, the author of *Thirty Million Words: Building a Child’s Brain*, is a professor of surgery and pediatrics at the University of Chicago, director of the Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program, and founder and director of the Thirty Million Words Initiative (TMW). Based on scientific research that shows the importance of early language exposure on child development, TMW helps parents enhance their home language environment to optimize their child’s brain development and, therefore, his or her ability to learn. TMW’s ultimate goal is to help all children reach their full potentials and to close the ever-widening achievement gap.