David T. Tayloe,Jr., MD, FAAP
Children's Language and Reading Development
Reading aloud to young children is the single most effective thing parents can do to help prepare their children to succeed in school. Dr.David T. Tayloe,Jr., MD, FAAP, Medical Director of Reach Out and Read for NC, and former President of The American Academy of Pediatrics, comes on the show to discuss children's language and reading development, and the importance of parent-child interaction from the moment of birth as we strive to assure every child achieves optimal early brain and child development.
David T. Tayloe, Jr., MD, FAAP, was the 2008-2009 President of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), based in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. The AAP is the nation's largest pediatric organization, with a membership of 60,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists.
Dr. Tayloe is a full-time general pediatrician. He founded a solo practice in Goldsboro, N.C., in 1977, after completing medical school at the University of North Carolina and pediatric residencies at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and North Carolina Memorial Hospital. He helped establish the successful child health system in North Carolina that includes the NC Universal Childhood Vaccine Distribution Program, the physician-directed Medicaid managed care initiative, and the NC Health Choice Program (SCHIP).
Melanie Cole, M.S.