Cincinnati Children’s develops new programs to improve child literacy | Addresses early concerns, provides intervention.

Early Childhood Reading, Literacy Program, Development, NICU, Neonatal Clinic,

Funded by the Reading & Literacy Discovery Center, neonatologists, caring for babies in the NICU at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, conducted a study that would identify key risk factors, associated with reading difficulties some children face prior to elementary school. It is their claim that “literacy screening and interventions administered by a pediatrician can effectively help identify potential reading difficulties” and effectively improve early childhood development. The study, conducted between 2018 and 2019, was recently published in the Journal of Pediatrics. According to the study, “high-risk parents were five times more likely to read to their baby at home due to hospital intervention and that reading reduced any anxiety they felt during their child’s stay.” The hospital has since developed a new framework to effectively identify those risks associated with exposure to variables, relating to shared experiences and interventions taken during infancy, economic and environmental factors within the home, and special case scenarios that would depict exceptions to the rule. Through this study, pediatricians would gain a better understanding of how these factors would directly influence a child’s brain, as it continues to be wired, and how early literacy programming would ultimately affect their ability to read, as […]

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Your Library Card: The New Multi-Pass for Entertainment and…Gaming?

Public Library, Literacy, Reading, Education, Early Childhood Development, Gaming, Entertainment, Orlando Public Library, Media Center, Melrose Center, Entertainment, Rent, Borrow, Digital Pivot, Technology, Technology News, Audiobooks, eBooks

Previously Published to Talent Zoo’s Digital Pivot If you haven’t visited a library in some-odd years, chances are you still think people are going to the library to study and read 800-page encyclopedias on some war we never heard about. Well, actually, you could be right, because learning is “fun-for-da-mental,” but you would also be wrong. Here’s why: Today, many people are heading to their local libraries as a center for tech access to the ever-evolving world. Whether your computer’s charger blew up for the umpteenth time and you’re waiting on the new one to arrive, or your toddler jumped on the bed, sending that expensive MacBook Pro flying into the wall and it totally needs to be replaced, people are heading to the library every day to meet those tech needs. Heading in, you will see that the World of the Library is no longer about Macaulay Culkin and the Pagemaster and all about technology. People are going to the library for audiobooks, new DVD releases, and 60-and-up classes on how to use an Android Device to download an app. If you are in Orlando, Florida, you will learn that the public library will offer you access to a […]

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