Reading and the Brain in Early Childhood
We are thrilled to host Dr. John Hutton, Associate Professor of General and Community Pediatrics Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Dr. Hutton will describe the amazing process of how a child’s brain is “wired” for reading during their early years leading to kindergarten, including evidence from Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) research conducted by his scientific team. He will also discuss the impact of shared reading and digital media exposure (“screen time”) on this process and how these experiences shape a child’s literacy journey. Finally, he will discuss ways families can align their efforts with pediatricians and educators to help the child succeed, including family-centered approaches to early literacy screening, interactive reading and fostering nurturing reading routines at home.