Presentation Information

Dia L. Michels

1000 Days in Gap City: Exploring the Relationship between the Breastfeeding Gap and the Word Gap

  • Speaker: Dia L. Michels , BA
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 Dietetic CEU
Abstract:

Each child is born with the same capacity to learn as the next, however not every child lives up to this potential. Can we tackle this ever-widening gap at the beginning of a child’s life? We can by focusing on the word gap, the differential in the number of words children in different socio-economic groups hear in the first 1000 days; which equals over 30 million words a year. We will explore not only different ways healthcare professionals can help families overcome the word gap, but also demonstrate the very real connection between the word gap and the breastfeeding gap.