Link to full text: https://journals.lww.com/co-pediatrics/Abstract/2010/08000/Reach_Out_and_Read__evidence_based_approach_to.25.aspx
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core topic(s)Reach Out and Read (ROR)
Exposures, Outcomes, OtherBrain/Neurocognitive , Child Behaviors and Skills , Language and Literacy Development , Parent Behaviors and Skills , Parent-Provider Relationships/Interactions , School Readiness and Educational Outcomes
objectivesThis article describes the evidence about why reading aloud to children is important to help them develop the language and early reading skills necessary for school readiness.
exposureReach Out and Read (ROR).
outcomes evaluatedEvidence around reading aloud.
methodsTopics Discussed: The problem (low adult literacy and literacy disparities); Understanding the role of brain development in reading aloud; The opportunity for pediatricians (to promote early literacy through programs like ROR); Evidence of ROR effectiveness; Parent behavior (of those receiving ROR); Language outcomes (related to ROR intervention); Parent-physician relationship (fostered through ROR); ROR critical components of success.
resultsThis information supports the value of Reach Out and Read; physicians advising parents to read aloud.
conclusionsReach Out and Read should be implemented in health care sites serving low-income children.