Dr. Robert Titzer has a grand vision of making the world a better place by helping societies develop the early language abilities of infants and toddlers. Dr. Titzer is an infant researcher who helps infants learn advanced language skills through a fun, science-based programme called Your Baby Can Learn! He developed prototype versions of this series for his two daughters nearly 30 years ago and now his programme has been used by millions of families around the world. The methodology he developed incorporates the latest research on how infants learn, which makes it a great option for preschools that want to move from methods that were based on science from many decades ago.
Dr. Titzer has become a recognizable expert in the area of infant learning and his work has been published in scientific journals including the prestigious Psychological Review. Titzer has given talks about early learning on five continents, speaking with tens of thousands of parents around the world. He demonstrates fun learning activities that caregivers can do with infants and toddlers to stimulate brain development. Dr. Titzer has appeared on thousands of TV news programmes, including Good Morning America, The Richard & Judy Show, and Prime Time Morning on Channel News Asia among thousands of others.
Dr. Titzer is trying to change the way societies around the world view early literacy and early learning. He proposes teaching written language simultaneously with receptive and expressive language skills and he has data showing babies who are taught to read words score a full standard deviation above a same-socioeconomic status comparison group on overall language skills. Titzer is trying to help babies and toddlers in India use this science-based approach to learn language skills at higher levels. Titzer’s multisensory, interactive approach is quickly spreading to nurseries and preschools that are looking to immediately apply today’s science into their curriculums.
After earning his teaching credentials from San Diego State University, Titzer taught in public schools on Guam and in California. Titzer completed a Master of Science degree from The Pennsylvania State University and a Ph.D. in Human Performance from Indiana University, where he worked in infant development laboratories conducting important theoretical experiments related to infant learning. Titzer has conducted research in laboratories around the country and taught at several universities. He is currently working on several manuscripts and a new book on infant language learning.
- Infant Researcher, Your Baby Can Learn!