Prescribing Books: Beale Pediatricians Promote Child Literacy

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The magic of reading and storytelling is a typical setting at the Beale pediatrics’ clinic after Beale pediatricians partnered with the Reach Out and Read program.

Maj. Scott Corrigan and Capt. Michael Migita, pediatricians with the 9th Healthcare Operations Squadron, continue the charge to incorporate reading into clinical visits. The pediatrics clinic aerospace medical service technicians Airman 1st Class Madelyn Wall and Airman Nicholas Beintker, give the donated books to parents to read to their children, inspiring a passion that will grow as the children grow.

“Part of a pediatrician’s job is to ensure development is progressing normally and language is a key part of development,” said Corrigan. “We always encourage parents to read and talk with their babies even in infancy and Reach Out and Read provides us an avenue to provide books for reading as well as for families who may not always have the means to buy new books.”

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