Please read Dr. Hudson and Jimenez’s article in Academic Pediatrics titled, “Enhancing Reach Out and Read With a Video and Text Messages: A Randomized Trial in a Low-Income Predominantly Latino Sample.“
Low-income Latino children face persistent inequities in school readiness. Such pervasive inequities underscore the need for interventions that can reach children who are at the greatest risk for poor outcomes. Shared reading enhances language and social-emotional skill acquisition, which are critical precursors for school readiness. However, low-income Latino parents are less likely to report shared reading compared to higher-income white families. Pediatricians have a unique opportunity to implement interventions that promote shared reading given their frequent, near-universal contact with families and trusted status. Strategies that optimize pediatric interventions to promote shared reading for low-income Latino families may help promote equity in school readiness and subsequent wellbeing. To read the full article.
Enhancing Reach Out and Read With a Video and Text Messages: A Randomized Trial in a Low-Income Predominantly Latino Sample. Jimenez ME, Crabtree BF, Hudson SV, Mendelsohn AL, Lima D, Shelton PA, Veras J, Lin Y, Pellerano M, Morrow L, Strom BL. Acad Pediatr. 2021 Aug;21(6):968-976. PMID: 33618060 PMCID: PMC8349760 DOI: 1016/j.acap.2021.02.011 Epub 2021 Feb 19.