Thirty million words was written by Professor Dana Suskind, MD, founder of the Thirty Million Words Initiative and an American pediatric cochlear implant surgeon who stepped outside the comfortable world of the operating room, doubling as a social scientist in her quest to understand why the two children she operated; Michelle and Zach had different outcome in their learning potential. This quest gave birth to a powerful and insightful discovery of the power of parent talk, which has been identified as the most valuable resource in our world, with the capacity to develop a child\u2019s brain to reach an optimum potential, which in return impacts on the socio-economic state of every nation. The job of a Pediatric Cochlear Implant Surgeon (PCIS) A PCIS does a phenomenal job of allowing a child born deaf to hear, by performing a cochlear implantation operation in children. The amazing result is that a child born into silence now has the ability to hear and speak. Top facets and Data of Dana Suskind\u2019s Quest Language is the element that helps develop the brain to its optimum potentials. Lack of language is the enemy of brain development.By the end of age 3, the human brain , including its one hundred billion neurons has completed about 85% of it\u2019s physical growth, a significant part of the foundation for all thinking and learning, (in my opinion, this should be a point of concern to all parents, caregivers, creche & pre-school owners, school administrators & teachers etc. what do we and what should we do at this stage of critical brain development? I mean, 85% is a huge sum!) this makes the first three years of a life a very critical period of the brain development.The early language environment of a young child is absolutely an essential factor that determines the development of the brain and the long term learning trajectory of a child.The reading level in third grade, generally predicts the ultimate learning trajectory for all children. Third grade is the pivotal year when children flow from simply sounding out words on the page to forming ideas and accumulating knowledge from those words.The conventional wisdom of children who do well in school because they\u2019re smart and children who don\u2019t do well in school it\u2019s because they\u2019re not smart is a fallacy. Children aren\u2019t born smart; they\u2019re made smart by parents and caregivers talk.A baby whose brain is starved of adequate language will survive, but will have enormous difficulty learning and will never reach his or her full intellectual capacity.A child who does well or poorly academically is tied to the significant factor of the early language environment. It all came down to words. \u201c internal stressorsproduced in babies include delayed feeding, crying before sleeping etc.represent the first inhibiting factors in a baby\u2019s brain development. Theresults of brains permanently altered by stress include chronic behaviorproblems, health issues and learning difficulties\u201d My Recommendation The awareness of the need for rich language is fairly recent, the science is new, appreciation of it is new. Contradict the poor learning environment by doing the oppositeEvaluate the language environment of the creche or preschool you have currently enrolled your child or about to enroll your child.Read the complete book Thirty Million Words to get more details about the relationship between optimum brain development and optimizing a child\u2019s potential with practical and effective examples on how to play your role as a caregiver.Join me in spreading this new science and critical knowledge by sharing the good news and power of parent talk; an incredible power that helps nurture the brain into optimum intelligence and stability. This would help the future of our country productively and competitively. This is because the future of every nation is tied to the educational level and achievement of her citizens.