The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): Literacy promotion: an “essential” component of pediatric primary care.
In June 2014, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a statement declaring literacy promotion—from an infant’s very first days—to be an “essential” component of pediatric primary care. The statement specifically highlights the efficacy and efficiency of the Reach Out and Read model. “The AAP recommends that pediatric providers promote early literacy development as an important evidence-based intervention at health supervision visits for children beginning in infancy and continuing at least until the age of school entry…”Management Overview Need program management guidance? Visit our Site Coordinator Resource page.Starting a new Reach Out and Read program? Research Literacy Promotion: An Essential Component of Primary Care Pediatric PracticeHome Reading Environment and Brain Activation in Preschool Children Listening to StoriesReach Out and Get Your Patients to ReadInBrief: The Impact of Early Adversity on Children’s DevelopmentReading to Young ChildrenReading Aloud to Young Children: The EvidenceChild Trends: Well-Child Visits ResourceThe Elephant in the Clinic: Early Literacy and Family Well-Being Training and Continuing Medical Education Two-Month Visit | Reach Out and Read Training VideoFour-Month Visit | Reach Out and Read Training VideoEighteen-Month Visit | Reach Out and Read Training VideoShort Visit | Reach Out and Read Training VideoResidency Training | Reach Out and Read Training VideoBusy Parent | Reach Out and Read Training VideoThroughout the Clinic | Reach Out and Read Training VideoReach Out and Read Training and Continuing Education In The Exam Room: Talking With Parents About Books What Every Pediatric Professional Can Do: AAP Literacy ToolkitReading Tips for Parents - EnglishReading Tips for Parents - SpanishDevelopmental Milestones - EnglishDevelopmental Milestones - Spanish In The Exam Room: Developmental Disabilities Developmental Disabilities Literacy Promotion Guide for Pediatric Healthcare ProvidersDevelopmental Disability | Reach Out and Read Training Video In the Exam Room: Limiting Screen Time Limiting Screen Time | Reach Out and Read Training VideoMobile and Interactive Media Use by Young Children: The Good, the Bad, and the UnknownHow to Cut Children’s Screen Time? Say No to Yourself First. In The Exam Room: Talking with Parents with Limited English Skills About Books Colorin Colorado: A bilingual site for educators and families of English language learners English as a Second Language | Reach Out and Read Training VideoUsing an Interpreter | Reach Out and Read Training Video6 Potential Brain Benefits Of Bilingual EducationLeyendo Juntos– Reach Out and Read’s National Initiative Focused on Spanish Speaking Families Adult Literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) Resources Colorado Adult Education and Literacy ProgramsSearch for Literacy Programs by Zip Code or City2-1-1 Colorado: Locate health and human services available in your community211 Cards– A partnership between Reach Out and Read Colorado and Family Resource Centers (English/Spanish) Participant Perspectives Executive SummaryParticipant Perspectives on Reach Out and Read Colorado – Full Report