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core topic(s)Early Literacy , Early Relational Health
Population CharacteristicsMedical Providers , Medical Trainees
Exposures, Outcomes, OtherAnticipatory Guidance , Brain/Neurocognitive , Child Development (general) , Clinic-Based Programs and Interventions , Disparity/Adversity , Language and Literacy Development , Medical Training/Education
objectivesTo discuss early language exposure as a social determinant of health.
settingPediatric primary care.
methodsTopics Discussed: First 1000 days of life as critical for brain development; Socioeconomic related cognitive disparities; Early language exposure and neuroimaging studies; Role of pediatrician to promote adult-child interactions according to AAP; Disparities in parent access and understanding of this guidance; Educating residents to share evidence-based strategies with parents.
conclusionsThere is perhaps nothing more important that a society must do than foster and protect the brain development of our children.”15 By elevating “talk, read, and sing” to the top of the newborn discharge list, future pediatricians will be ensuring that healthy brain development is the standard of care for all children.