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The Pediatric Forum
May 2002

Effective Elements of Literacy Intervention: Book, Talk, or Both?

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2002;156(5):518-519. doi:10.1001/archpedi.156.5.518

Clinic-based literacy interventions have been shown to increase parent-child book-sharing activities.1-3 These interventions typically include 2 major components: counseling parents to read to children and dispensing a children's book.4 No studies have examined which of the 2 components is the more powerful element of the intervention.

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