Developmental Disabilities Literacy Promotion Guide for Parents
Reach Out and Read in partnership with CVS Caremark has created a new and FREE literacy guide for children with a range of developmental disabilities. It was developed for Pediatricians and Pediatric health care providers but I think it’s appropriate and helpful for parents as well. Knowledge is power, right?
The guide provides reading tips, recommended books, and literacy milestones for children with seven different disabilities: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Cerebral Palsy (CP), Hearing Loss, Intellectual Disabilities, Speech and Language Problems, and Vision Loss.
Get the free guide here. (It’s 17 pages and you’ll want to print it out in color or read it online as a PDF if you don’t want to drain your toner cartridges).
Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based, national nonprofit organization that promotes early literacy and school readiness by giving new books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud at regular pediatric checkups. The model includes providing a carefully selected, new, age-appropriate book for each child to take home from every checkup from 6 months through 5 years.
Nationwide, Reach Out and Read doctors and nurses serve 3.9 million children and their families annually at 4,654 pediatric practices, hospitals, clinics, and health centers in all 50 states, targeting those centers which serve children at socioeconomic risk.
CVS Caremark All Kids Can™, a program of the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust and supported by CVS Caremark, is a five-year, $25 million commitment to making life easier for children with disabilities.
The program is dedicated to raising awareness in schools and in local communities about the importance of inclusion and providing access to medical rehabilitation and related services to children with disabilities – through key partnerships with organizations across the country.
For more information on Reach Out and Read, visit www.reachoutandread.org
For more information on CVS Caremark All Kids Can, visit www.cvscaremark.com/community