Reach Out and Read
The Reach Out and Read evidence-based program builds on the unique relationship between parents and medical providers to develop critical early reading skills in children, beginning in infancy. As recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, Reach Out and Read incorporates early literacy into pediatric practice, equipping parents with tools and knowledge to ensure that their children are prepared to learn when they start school.
Reach Out and Read serves nearly 4.5 million children and their families annually. Reach Out and Read families read together more often, and their children enter kindergarten with larger vocabularies and stronger language skills. During the preschool years, children served by Reach Out and Read score three to six months ahead of their non-Reach Out and Read peers on vocabulary tests. These early foundational language skills help start children on a path of success when they enter school.
Reach Out and Read gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.
Carey D. Lloyd M.D.
Dr. Lloyd completed his pediatric training in Portland Oregon at the Oregon Health Sciences University, Doerenbecher Children’s Hospital.
Marcus P. Buchanan M.D.
Dr. Buchanan attended medical school at the University of Utah and completed his pediatric residency at Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City.
Ronald S. Bingham
Ron attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and graduated in 1993.
Family Nurse Practitioner
Alysha attended the Graduate Nursing Program at Idaho State University where she graduated in 2004.