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Books Build Better Brains: Literacy and Early Brain and Child Development

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Books Build Better Brains: Literacy and Early Brain and Child Development

Sat., 9/30/17, 9:30am - 11am @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for an engaging talk about the importance of early literacy and human relationships during a child's first thousand days of life!

Learn from Dr. Dipesh Navsaria, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and founding medical director of Reach Out and Read Wisconsin, about the importance of early literacy, key concepts about literacy development, and how toxic stress and early adversity can lead to lifelong issues. You'll also hear about the structure and concept behind the Reach Out and Read program, which provides early literacy promotion, as well as how libraries can become crucial partners in promoting and developing early literacy skills and helping to offset the effects of adversity.

Dr. Dipesh Navsaria is a pediatrician, occasional children's librarian, public health professional and child health advocate. He practices primary-care pediatrics at a community health center working with underserved populations, and he's involved in advocacy training for residents, medical students, and practicing physicians. Dr. Navsaria is strongly engaged with early literacy programs in health care settings, particularly around ideas of early brain and child development.

This program is part of the Central Wisconsin Book Festival, and support is provided the Marathon County Public Library Foundation, the Friends of the Marathon County Public Library and Wisconsin Public Radio.
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Brief: Dr. Dipesh Navsaria, a pediatrician, public health professional and child health advocate, will discuss the importance of early literacy and the roles that human relationships and interactions play in a child's first thousand days of life.

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