Innovate Create Programs Interventions


Shared with parents on maternity wards during the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening (UNHS), 3Ts-Newborn is a one-time, self-administered intervention that significantly addresses the limitations of the current postpartum education and provides parents of newborns with helpful information and concrete strategies for promoting early cognitive and language development.

Research findings reveal that mothers who participated in the program significantly gained knowledge about infant brain, cognitive, and language development 1 day and 4-6 weeks after the intervention. The impact on knowledge gain was largest among high-SES and middle-SES English-speaking mothers, and moderate among low-SES Spanish-speaking mothers. Importantly, mothers of all SES/language learned strategies for fostering infant secure attachment and language acquisition from the intervention. Mothers who participated in the intervention were also more likely than others to recognize the importance of timely follow-up for infants who failed the UNHS.

Journal Article Using Formative Research to Develop a Hospital-Based Perinatal Public Health Intervention in the United States: The Thirty Million Words Initiative Newborn Parent Education Curriculum

In this study, we detail the use of formative testing to inform the development of a curriculum designed to support the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening (UNHS).

Journal Article Educating Parents About Infant Language Development: A Randomized Controlled Trial

A total of 427 women (aged 18-45 years) who delivered a singleton neonate without serious medical complications were randomized to watch either an educational intervention or the sudden infant death syndrome video.