在开始用两个单词的短语说话之后，正常的孩子在几周后会经历语言“爆炸”，其中语音迅速发展。精灵从来没有经历过这样的爆炸。尽管她与她进行了四年的额外工作和研究，但她的演讲似乎在创造两到三个字的字符串时达到了高潮。 Genie证明，在关键时期之后，个人可以学习某种语言。然而，她无法学习语法，而乔姆斯基认为语法是人类语言的关键，表明通过关键时期对于完全掌握第一语言是不利的。在Genie的治疗期间，她的团队成员之间存在争议。在她被发现后的早期，她和她的老师让·巴特勒一起进入了她的第一个寄养家庭。 Butler声称她觉得Genie受到太多考验，并试图改变Genie的治疗方法。她不会允许语言学家苏珊柯蒂斯或心理学家詹姆斯肯特进入她家看Genie。其他团队成员声称巴特勒认为她可以通过与Genie合作而成名，并且不希望任何其他人获得荣誉。一个月后，巴特勒申请成为Genie的永久养父母被拒绝了。
After starting to speak with a two-word phrase, a normal child experiences a language “explosion” in a few weeks, in which the voice develops rapidly. The elf has never experienced such an explosion. Although she has been working with her for four years of extra work and research, her speech seems to have reached a climax when creating strings of two to three words. Genie proves that after a critical period, individuals can learn a certain language. However, she is unable to learn grammar, and Chomsky believes that grammar is the key to human language, indicating that it is not good to fully master the first language through critical periods. During the treatment of Genie, there was controversy among her team members. In the early days after she was discovered, she and her teacher, Jean Butler, entered her first foster home. Butler claims that she feels that Genie has been tested too much and is trying to change Genie’s treatment. She would not allow linguist Susan Curtis or psychologist James Kent to enter her home to see Genie. Other team members claim that Butler thinks she can become famous by working with Genie and doesn’t want anyone else to win honors. A month later, Butler’s application to become Genie’s permanent adoptive was rejected.