Awardees: Muhammad Khisal Ahmed (HGSE), Eric Gonzalez (HGSE), Prasanth Nori (HGSE), Tianchun Xia (HGSE), Echo Ya Ting (External), and Ivona Zgrabljic (External).
Summary: Awardees will work on developing early literacy, situational empathy and self-efficacy through parent-child interaction. In phase 1, they will create structured parent-child interactions through a children’s book. The book will contain material like vocabulary-building sentences and games, empathy-building exercises and serve-and-return conversational questions. It will also be supplemented by a training video for parents to help them learn the process of going through the book. In later phases, they plan to introduce other supplementary material like games and videos on an online platform.