Jennifer Stapel-Wax, PsyD
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Program Director, Psychologist

Associate Professor, Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Jennifer Stapel-Wax, PsyD, is Director of the Infant Toddler Community Outreach Program, as well as infant and toddler clinical research operations at Marcus Autism Center. She is also an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine.

Dr. Stapel-Wax has worked clinically with children and families for more than 25 years with a 20-year career in doctoral-level research, clinical practice and graduate-level teaching at Emory University, the Georgia School of Professional Psychology and Marcus Autism Center. She completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at the Georgia School of Professional Psychology and her internship in pediatric behavioral medicine and neurodevelopmental disabilities at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. She also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in neuropsychology and neurodevelopmental disabilities at Marcus Autism Center and Emory University.

Dr. Stapel-Wax’s specialties include assessment of young children, neurodevelopmental disorders and consultation/liaison in multiple systems of care. She is a senior faculty member of the Division of Autism and Related Disorders at Marcus Autism Center where she provides supervision and mentoring to junior faculty. Additionally, she is a member of committees at Emory University School of Medicine, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Marcus Autism Center. Dr. Stapel-Wax is actively involved in her professional community through her positions on advisory boards, as a consultant, as a member of the board of directors and as a former president of the Georgia Psychological Association. She is a member of several national and international collaboratives focused on early screening, early identification and early intervention.

Her current focus at Marcus Autism Center is to lead community-based research and public-private partnerships for infants and toddlers at risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). She is a principal investigator on a current National Institutes of Health (NIH) Autism Center of Excellence study addressing very early intervention, a site principal investigator on the National Institute of Mental Health R01 study on mobilizing community systems and a co-principal investigator on a recently funded Institute of Educational Services grant addressing early intervention. She also leads several outreach and implementation science projects to build a community-viable healthcare system for infants and toddlers.

Representing Marcus Autism Center, Children’s and Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Stapel-Wax was the lead principal investigator for the Dare to Forget the Box grant for Talk With Me Baby (TWMB). She is one of the key leaders behind the TWMB movement along with her partners, the Georgia Department of Public Health, the Georgia Department of Education, the Get Georgia Reading campaign, the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory and the Atlanta Speech School. Capitalizing on the strengths, resources and statewide reach of these leaders, TWMB is aggressively implementing capacity-building strategies early in the developmental period to collectively address the early language gap that has dramatic implications for reading proficiency by third grade, and further dramatic implications on education and health outcomes over a lifetime

Dr. Stapel-Wax uses her clinical and interpersonal strengths to build collaborative and consultative relationships among professional colleagues in the community and other institutions. She is also an accomplished speaker and teacher as well as an expert in building strong collaborative relationships focused on training, education and service delivery.

Publications

Speaking Engagements

National/International Invited Lectures/Talks
  • Stapel-Wax, J. Maximizing Early Brain Development: Detecting and Intervening Early With At-Risk Children: Research, Practice and Training. American Speech and Hearing Association Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts. (November 2018)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. Early Screening, Detection and Intervention for Infants and Toddlers with or at risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Early Intervention Special Interest Group of the Council for Exceptional Children, Atlanta, Georgia. (June 2017)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. Early Screening and Detection for Autism Spectrum Disorders: New Frontiers of Research, Clinical Practice and Professional Training and Implications for Intervention. Ohio Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Columbus, Ohio. (March 2017)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. Empirically Validated Interventions for Infants and Toddlers with ASD and Related Disorders. Ohio Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Columbus, Ohio. (March 2017)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. Talk With Me Baby. Palm Beach Children’s Hospital, West Palm Beach, Florida. (March 2017)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. Early Screening, Detection, and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders: New Frontiers of Research, Clinical Practice and Professional Training. Invited lecture to psychologists at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St Louis, Missouri. (May 2016)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. Early Screening, Detection, and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders: New Frontiers of Research, Clinical Practice and Professional Training. Distinguished Richard Krause Memorial Lecture on Advances in Autism Research to the faculty, staff, student and community of Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio. (April 2016)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. & Fuhrmeister, S. Empirically Validated Interventions for Infants and Toddlers with ASD and Related Disorders. Preconference CEU talk at the Division for Early Childhood Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. (October 2015)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. Establishing Priorities for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Based Upon Development Stage: Using the SCERTS Framework. Marjorie Kinnon School, London, England. (October 2015)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. Best Practices in Early Intervention for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Congressional briefing sponsored by U.S. Reps. Michael F. Doyle and Chris Smith, co-chairs for the Coalition for Autism Research and Education Information, Washington D.C. (October 2015)
  • Fitzgerald, B. Stapel-Wax, J. L., Weldon, A., & Darcy Mahoney, A. E. Talk With Me Baby: Georgia’s population based strategy to bridge the early language gap. Federal, State and Local Efforts to Bridge the Word Gap: Sharing best practices and lessons learned with the broader community workshop sponsored by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Education, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Too Small to Fail and the Urban Institute. (October 2014)
  • Stapel-Wax, J., Salgado, S., Fitzgerald, B., Moore, K., Weldon, A., Yates, C., & Darcy Mahoney, A. E. State and Local Efforts to Bridge the Word Gap: Talk with Me Baby. Federal, State, and Local Efforts to Bridge the Word Gap, the White House, Washington, D.C. (October 2014)
  • Levy, S. E., Stapel-Wax, J. L., & King, B. H. The Future of Autism: Breakthroughs in research, diagnostics and interventions. A United States congressional briefing conducted in cooperation with the Congressional Children’s Health Care Caucus and the Congressional Autism Caucus, Washington, D.C. (September 2014)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. Autism Spectrum Disorders: On the frontiers of research, clinical practice, professional training and community viability. The 17th Annual Summer Institute on Autism Spectrum Disorders at the University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont. (June 2014)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. Moderator and panelist, Early Childhood Presentations, the International Meeting for Autism Research Pre-Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. (May 2014)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. Using the SCERTS framework to guide priorities for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Two-day training. Invited lecture to the staff and teachers of the Ty Gwyn School, Cardiff, Wales. (May 2014)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. Addressing the social and emotional needs of infants and toddlers at risk for ASD: Using the SCERTS framework to guide parent-mediated intervention. Two-day training presented to the early intervention providers of independent school district 196, Rosemont, Minnesota. (March 2014)
Regional Invited Lectures/Talks
  • Stapel-Wax, J. Maximizing Early Brain Development: Detecting and Intervening Early With At-Risk Children: Universal Design, Social-Emotional Communication and Active Engagement. Invited keynote for Region IV Head Start Association, Atlanta, Georgia. (September 2017)
  • Bond, N., Chapman, E., Fuhrmeister, S., & Stapel-Wax, J. Early Warning Signs and Red Flags in Infants and Toddlers. The Center for Black Women’s Wellness/Atlanta Health Start Initiative Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. (September 2015)
  • Bond, N., Chapman, E., Fuhrmeister, S., & Stapel-Wax, J. Early Warning Signs and Red Flags in Infants and Toddlers. The Georgia Association of Young Children Annual Conference, Lawrenceville Georgia. (September 2015)
  • Darcy Mahoney, A. E., Head, L. M., Stapel-Wax, J., Fitzgerald, B., Moore, K., Weldon, A., Yates, C., & Williams, B. Talk With Me Baby: Georgia’s Language Nutrition Strategy. Inflammation in Pediatric Health: Improving Care through Innovation and Technology, Atlanta, Georgia. (October 2015)
  • Darcy Mahoney, A., & Stapel-Wax, J. Talk With Me Baby: Georgia’s language nutrition strategy. The Emory University School of Nursing Research Round Table, Atlanta, Georgia. (January 2015)
  • Fuhrmeister, S., & Stapel-Wax, J. Coaching in the classroom. Leap Early Learning Partners September staff meeting, Macon, Georgia. (September 2016)
  • Fuhrmeister, S. K. & Stapel-Wax, J. Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Els Center of Excellence, Atlanta, Georgia. (May 2016)
  • Fuhrmeister, S., & Stapel-Wax, J. Bridging the Gap Between Science and Community Practice. The Augmentative and Alternative Communication Autism Research Symposium, Atlanta, Georgia. (September 2015)
  • Fuhrmeister, S., Chapman, E., & Stapel-Wax, J. Early Identification and Supports for Infants and Toddlers at Risk for ASD. The Maternal and Child Health Meeting, Macon, Georgia. (September 2015)
  • Head, L. M., Darcy Mahoney, A. E., Stapel-Wax, J., Fitzgerald, B., Moore, K., Weldon, A., & Yates, C. Talk With Me Baby: Georgia’s language nutrition strategy. Georgia Nursing Leadership Doctoral Symposium, Atlanta, Georgia. (November 2014)
  • Head, L. M., Darcy Mahoney, A. E., Stapel-Wax, J., Fitzgerald, B., Moore, K., Weldon, A., & Yates, C. Talk With Me Baby: Georgia’s language nutrition strategy. Education in DeKalb County, Atlanta, Georgia. (October 2014)
  • Resua, K., Fuhrmeister, S., & Stapel-Wax, J. The Earliest Red Flags of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Delays and Deviance in the Development of Social Communication Skills. The Georgia Association on Young Children Annual Conference, Lawrenceville, Georgia. (September 2015)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. L. What is Autism in young children? How to detect and intervene. Georgia Public Health District 9-1, Atlanta, Georgia. (January 8, 2019)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. L. What is Autism in young children? How to detect and intervene. Georgia Public Health District 3-3, Atlanta, Georgia. (December 12, 2018)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. L. What is Autism in young children? How to detect and intervene. Georgia Public Health District 1-2, Atlanta, Georgia. (December 12, 2018)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. L. Language Nutrition and Talk With Me Baby. Lecture delivered to public health staff at Columbus District of Public Health, Columbus, Georgia. (December 2016)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. L. Language Nutrition and Talk With Me Baby. Lecture delivered to the nursing faculty at the Technical College System of Georgia, Macon, Georgia. (November 2016)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. Early Screening, Detection, and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders: New Frontiers of Research, Clinical Practice and Professional Training. Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies, Lawrenceville, Georgia. (October 2016)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. L. When Child Development Diverges: Recognizing Deviations and Putting Them Into Perspective for the Individual Child and in the Classroom. Ninth District Opportunity/Head Start training presentation, Lawrenceville, Georgia. (July 2016)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. L. Talk With Me Baby: Georgia’s Language Nutrition Strategy. Training presentation to neonatal intensive care unit nurses, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston hospital, Druid Hills, Georgia. (June 2016)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. L. Talk With Me Baby: Georgia’s Language Nutrition Strategy. Training presentation to community nurses and providers. (June 2016)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. L. Mobilizing Community Systems to Engage Families in Early ASD Detection and Services. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta-Chamblee Pediatric Associates, Atlanta, Georgia. (June 2016)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. L. Mobilizing Community Systems to Engage Families in Early ASD Detection and Services. Grady Primary Care Associates. (June 2016)
  • Watts, C., Lea, C., & Stapel-Wax, J. What is autism and how can we help? Atlanta, Georgia. (May 2016)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. L. Creating an ecosystem of care for infants and toddlers at risk for neurodevelopmental delays: Translating evidence based practice into the community with implementation science. Atlanta, Georgia. (May 2016)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. L. Mobilizing Community Systems to Engage Families in Early ASD Detection and Services. Cobb County Children 1st and Part C providers. (May 2016)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. L. Mobilizing Community Systems to Engage Families in Early ASD Detection and Services. Wellstar Kennestone Pediatric Associates. (April 2016)
  • Stapel-Wax, J., Fuhrmeister, S., Valenzuela, B. J. Bridging the Gap Between Science and Community. Atlanta Speech School, Atlanta, Georgia. (February 2016)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. Early Screening, Detection, and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders: New Frontiers of Research, Clinical Practice and Professional Training. CEU presentation to the clinical staff at Atlanta Jewish Family and Career Service, Atlanta, Georgia. (January 2016)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. L. Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders: Mobilizing Community Systems to Improve Early Detection, Early Intervention and Family Engagement. Grand Rounds for Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia. (November 2015)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. L. Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders: Mobilizing Community Systems to Improve Early Detection, Early Intervention and Family Engagement. Birth Through Five Program, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia. (November 2015)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. L. Early Screening and Empirically Validated Interventions for Infants and Toddlers with ASD and Related Disorders. Lecture presented to Dr. Alisa Manulkin’s doctoral Issues in Pediatric Psychology course, Atlanta, Georgia. (October 2015)
  • Stapel-Wax, J., Darcy Mahoney, A., & Weldon, A. Talk With Me Baby: Georgia’s Language Nutrition Solution to Bridge the Word Gap. Georgia Public Broadcasting Event, Atlanta, Georgia. (October 2015)
  • Stapel-Wax, J., Darcy Mahoney, A., Weldon, A., Yates, C., Moore, K., & Fitzgerald, B. Talk With Me Baby: Georgia’s Language Nutrition Solution to Bridge the Word Gap. Georgia Public Library Service, Atlanta, Georgia. (October 2015)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. Autism: Early Detection & Intervention - New Technology & Resources for the Pediatrician. Pediatrics Division at Grady Hospital Health System, Atlanta, Georgia. (August 2015)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. L. Mobilizing Community Systems to Engage Families in Early ASD Detection and Services. Intown Pediatrics, Atlanta, Georgia. (August 2015)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. L. Mobilizing Community Systems to Engage Families in Early ASD Detection and Services. Decatur Pediatrics, Atlanta, Georgia. (August 2015)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. Mobilizing Community Systems to Engage Families in Early ASD Detection and Services. Children’s Medical Group, Atlanta, Georgia. (August 2015)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. Mobilizing Community Systems to Engage Families in Early ASD Detection and Services. Tri-County Pediatrics, Atlanta, Georgia. (August 2015)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. Mobilizing Community Systems to Engage Families in Early ASD Detection and Services. Children’s Medical Group of Johns Creek, Suwanee, Georgia. (August 2015)
  • Stapel-Wax, J., & Fuhrmeister, S. Treatment for Children with ASD. Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia. (July 2015)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. Early autism intervention: clinical practice, professional training and community viable solutions. The Autism Conference and Expo, Macon, Georgia. (April 2015)
  • Stapel-Wax, J., Johnson, D., & Bullard, A. State of the State Keynote Conversation. Invited keynote for the Autism Conference and Expo, Macon, Georgia. (April 2015)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. L., Johnson, O., & Suddath, B. Raising America: Movie and panel conversation. Arthur Blank Foundation, Atlanta, Georgia. (March 2015)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. L., & Hoffenberg, S. Autism Spectrum Disorders: On the frontiers of research, clinical practice, professional training and community viability. The Northwest Georgia Regional Educational Services Agency, Rome, Georgia. (February 2015)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. L. Collective Impact in Action: Talk With Me Baby. Invited panel of short talks for Collective Impact in Action at the United Way of Greater Atlanta’s C3: Connecting for Change Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. (February 2015)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. L. Autism Navigator®, Community Coaching and the Georgia Department of Public Health. Georgia Department of Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia. (November 2014)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. L. Marcus Autism Center: Translating science into clinical practice, professional training and community viable solutions. Cobb County Interagency Coordinating Council, Marietta, Georgia. (April 2014)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. L. Marcus Autism Center: Translating science into clinical practice, professional training and community viable solutions. Fulton County Interagency Coordinating Council, Atlanta, Georgia. (April 2014)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. L. Community viable intervention for infants and toddlers at risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Atlanta Science Festival, Atlanta, Georgia. (March 2014)
  • Institutional Invited Lectures/Talks
  • Bond, N., Nelson, T., & Stapel-Wax, J. Infant & Toddler Intervention. Marcus Autism Center Summer Symposium, Atlanta, Georgia. (July 2018)
  • Chapman, Watts., & Stapel-Wax, J. Infant & Toddler Intervention. Marcus Autism Center Summer Symposium, Atlanta, Georgia. (July 2017)
  • Darcy Mahoney, A., Stapel-Wax, J., Weldon, A., Yates, C., Moore, K., & Fitzgerald, B. Talk With Me Baby: Georgia’s Language Nutrition Solution. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Developmental Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. (September 2015)
  • Darcy Mahoney, A. E., Stapel-Wax, J. Faculty within your reach: Talk with Me Baby. Emory University Alumni Association Webinar, Atlanta, Georgia. (February 2015)
  • Fuhrmeister, S., Ryan, D., Brane, N., & Stapel-Wax, J. Communication tips for children with ASD. A lecture for parents and families at Marcus Autism Center, Atlanta, Georgia. (September 2016)
  • Furhmeister, S., Resua, K., & Stapel-Wax, J. Early Social Interaction: Infant & Toddler Intervention. Marcus Autism Center Summer Symposium, Atlanta, Georgia. (July 2016)
  • Guerra, K., Lewis, M., Brane, N., & Stapel-Wax, J. L. Translating Research to Your Practice: Updates on ASD from Marcus Autism Center. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta CEU lecture to Rehab Specialists, Atlanta, Georgia. (February 2019)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. L. Early Intervention for Young Children at Risk for Impaired Social-Language Interaction: Innovative and Viable Early Intervention. The Developmental Care Conference: Family Involvement and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in NICU Graduates, the Emory University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics Developmental Progress Clinic, Atlanta, Georgia. (March 2019)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. L. Training Providers in Early Intervention: Building Capacity. The Developmental Care Conference: Behavioral and Emotional Problems in Children with history of Prematurity, the Emory University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics Developmental Progress Clinic, Atlanta Georgia. (March 2018)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. Early Screening, Detection, and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders: New Frontiers of Research, Clinical Practice, and Professional Training. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Audiology Summit, Atlanta, Georgia. (May 2017)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. L. Talk With Me Baby. The Developmental Care Conference: Behavioral and Emotional Problems in Children with history of Prematurity, the Emory University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics Developmental Progress Clinic, Atlanta, Georgia. (February 2017)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. Talk With Me Baby: Georgia’s language nutrition strategy to bridge the work gap and get Georgia reading. Grand Rounds at Rockdale County Hospital, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia. (September 2016)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. Creating an Ecosystem of Care for Infants and Toddlers At Risk for Neurodevelopmental Delays: Translating Evidence Based Practice Into the Community with Implementation Science. Grand Rounds at Egleston Hospital, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia. (May 2016)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. L. Bridging the Gap Between Science and Community. Presented to Comcast visitors, Atlanta, Georgia. (March 2016)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. L. Talk With Me Baby. Cards for a Cause benefitting Marcus Autism Center and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Cherokee Town and Country Club, Atlanta, Georgia. (February 2016)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. L. Bridging the Gap Between Science and Community. Presented to Microsoft visitors, Atlanta, Georgia. (February 2016)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. L. Infant and Toddler Community Outreach Core. Presented to faculty and staff of Marcus Autism Center, Atlanta, Georgia. (January 2016)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. Autism early detection & intervention: New technology & resources for the pediatrician. The Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta New Horizons in Pediatrics Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. (April 2015)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. Community Based Treatment Programs for Infants and Toddlers. Grand Rounds at Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia. (April 2015)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. Talk With Me Baby: Georgia’s language nutrition strategy to bridge the work gap and get Georgia reading. Invited webinar to Emory University alumni, Atlanta, Georgia. (March 2015)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. Talk With Me Baby: Georgia’s language nutrition strategy to bridge the work gap and get Georgia reading. Grand Rounds at Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia. (February 2015)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. L., & Rhodes, C. Screening, detection and intervention of children with ASD. Presentation to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Chamblee Clinic, Chamblee, Georgia. (December 2014)
  • Stapel-Wax, J. L. From universal design to changing developmental outcomes: Talk With Me Baby and the Autism Navigator®. Presentation to Marcus Autism Center Advisory Board, Atlanta, Georgia. (September 2014)
  • Watts, C., & Stapel-Wax, J. Talk With Me Baby. Henry Healthy Children Conference, sponsored by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia. (October 2016)
  • Weldon, A., Stapel-Wax, J., & Darcy Mahoney, A. E. Community Outreach Programming for Birth to Three: Talk with Me Baby. Marcus Autism Center Summer Symposium, Atlanta, Georgia. (July 2014.)

Media Placements

  • Stapel-Wax, J. L. (2014, Fall). How early should autism treatment begin?. “Cross Talk” on Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) website
  • "School of Nursing collaboration receives United Way award”, Emory News Center; January 15, 2014
  • "Understanding Autism”, GAPITC Webinar; February 4, 2014
  • "Starved for Words? Program Uses talking to Nourish Kids’ Brains”, Georgia Health News; March 24, 2014
  • "Language Nutrition for All”, Georgia Family Connection Partnership; March 31, 2014
  • "Insights Into Causes of Autism Grow”, UT San Diego; April 5, 2014
  • "Autism/The Kinsey Collection”, GPB; May 23, 2014
  • "Campaign urges parents and nurses to ' talk with me baby'”, Emory Nursing Magazine; summer 2014
  • "Empowering Our Children by Bridging the Word Gap”, White House; June 25, 2014
  • White House blog post highlights 'Talk With Me Baby' as an effective strategy for bridging the 30 million-word gap.
  • "Talk more to bridge language gap: Program targets 30 million-word discrepancy among low income kids”, AJC; July 7, 2014
  • "Talk with Me Baby”, Atlanta Magazine; August 19, 2014
  • "Taking Action Early May Protect Against Autism”, WebMD; September 9, 2014
  • "Talk to Me Baby program focuses on language development”, WSB-TV Atlanta; October 6, 2014
  • "Talk With Me Baby Study”, YouTube; October 8, 2014
  • "Poor Kids and the 'Word Gap'”, The Atlantic; October 16, 2014
  • Research has found that higher-income parents spend more time in active conversation with their babies and young children than do lower-income parents and, as a result, children in lower-income homes are at a disadvantage in regard their language development.
  • "Talk With Me Baby Program gains White House Recognition”, Emory News Center; October 16, 2014
  • Emory University’s School of Nursing and School of Medicine are lead partners in Talk With Me Baby. This video and article highlight the importance of language nutrition on early brain development and the initiative’s plan to reach all parents across Georgia with that message by engaging nurses.
  • "How baby talk gives your child the best start in life”, New Scientist; December 3, 2014
  • "Talk With Me Baby! Increasing Early Learning Opportunities for Every Child in Georgia”, White House; December 12, 2014
  • After President Obama hosted the White House Summit on Early Childhood Education, White House staffer Maya Shankar sat down with Get Georgia Reading’s Arianne Weldon to discuss 'Talk With Me Baby' and the collaborative’s future plans.
  • Interview with Utah Standard Examiner about Marcus Autism Center, IMFAR; 2015
  • “Obama Lauds 'Talk With Me Baby' for Addressing Literacy Gap Facing Lower-Income Children”, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; January 20, 2015
  • "Undoing Autism One Toy at a Time”, WebMD; March 10, 2015
  • "Small Wonders”, Interview with GA Tech Research Horizons Magazine about Talk With Me Baby App; May 2015
  • "Why Boosting Poor Children’s Vocabulary Is Important for Public Health”, The Atlantic; September 2015
  • “The most powerful thing we could give poor kids is completely free” The Washington Post; November 3, 2015
  • "Autism Spectrum Disorder”, Public preview of Dino Train by Georgia Public Broadcasting; April 2016
  • "The rise of autism spectrum shift”, The Economist; April 16, 2016
  • "Autism in rural Georgia communities”, WABE A Closer Look; April 21, 2016
  • Talk With Me Baby, Improve your child’s Language Nutrition, September 2017