Reach Out and Read (ROR) understands the pivotal role of books and reading in child development during the early years. ROR is an AAP endorsed, evidence-based program that aims to strengthen the bond between children, caregivers, and pediatricians by engaging with age-appropriate books during well child visits. Given that almost one quarter of children in the U.S. speak a language other than English in the home, early childhood professionals, including educators and pediatricians, are very likely to encounter children who are multi-language learners. Led by ROR IL Medical Director Mariana Glusman, MD, FAAP, this presentation will review multilingual language development, answer common questions that parents and providers have on this topic, and highlight the importance of sociolinguistic pride for multilingual children growing up in the United States. Families, pediatricians, early childhood providers, and anyone passionate about fostering inclusivity and understanding through literature are welcome to attend.
The Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics is accredited by the Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics designates each live webinar for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses and Nurse Practitioners can submit Certificates of Attendance to their accrediting board to claim credit for participation in the live webinars.