3Ts-Home Visiting provides individualized support to families that focuses on the important role parents play in building their children’s brains and shaping their futures through talk and interaction. This 12-module, multimedia program is offered one-on-one in the home. The highly interactive modules translate emerging brain science into strategies that can be used by parents in everyday situations. Each module highlights a specific child development topic, such as math, reading, or executive function, and is accompanied by an activity to help put the concepts into practice using the 3Ts. After reviewing the module, parents work together with their home visitors to set goals for the coming week.
Preliminary findings from the multi-year study of 3Ts-Home Visiting show that parents who participated in the program had a better understanding of early cognitive and language development. They also provided more enriched language environments for their children, including more back-and-forth conversation interactions and open-ended questions. This contributed to the children having more advanced language skills, including providing longer responses, and using a greater variety and quantity of words. These results are especially notable, as new neuroscientific research demonstrates that children exposed to more conversational turns have increased brain activation and ultimately stronger skill formation.