Parent-child book reading impacts academic achievement in Grade 3

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Long term academic benefits from parent-child book reading was examined with a population sample of 3547 young children (aged 1-2 years). Multiple regression analyses demonstrated that reading with young children impacted their language, literacy, and numeracy skills in Grade 3 (8-9 years). Speech-language pathologists are encouraged to support parents to read books to young children and acknowledge the long-term benefits.
Learner Outcome(s): Describe the long-term academic benefits of parent-child book reading with young children
Discuss the importance of speech-language pathologists and researchers supporting parents to engage in high levels of parent-child book reading
Learn about the benefits of undertaking longitudinal population-based studies to consider the benefits for later academic achievement from parent-child book reading with young children
Keywords: Literacy, Language, Numeracy, Academic Outcomes, Children


ConferenceAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention 2019
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Country/TerritoryUnited States
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