The Power of Language Nutrition for Children's Brain Development, Health, and Future Academic Achievement


This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program and earn a 70% or higher score on the post test will be awarded 1.0 NAPNAP contact hours, of which 0 is pharmacology content.

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Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses

Learning Objectives

  •  Describe the role of pediatric providers in literacy and promotion of Language Nutrition.
  • Understand the influence of Language Nutrition on a childs future education and health outcomes.
  • Develop skills to teach parents why and how to engage in language-rich interactions and to provide Language Nutrition to their children.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Contact hours
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Lauren Head Zauche, Doctoral student, PNP student, Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Atlanta, GA.
Ashley E. Darcy Mahoney, Director of Infant Research, George Washington University Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute, and Assistant Professor, George Washington University School of Nursing, Washington, DC.
Taylor A. Thul, Doctoral student, FNP student, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.
Michael S. Zauche, Research Assistant, Emory University School of Nursing, Atlanta, GA.
Arianne B. Weldon, Director, Get Georgia Reading Campaign, Atlanta, GA.
Jennifer L. Stapel-Wax, Associate Professor, Division of Autism and Related Disorders, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine; and Director of Infant and Toddler Research Operations, Marcus Autism Center, Atlanta, GA.

Conflicts of interest: None to report.
Correspondence: Lauren Head Zauche, MSn, BSN, RN, Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, 1520 Clifton Rd NE Rm#130, Atlanta, GA 30322; e-mail:

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Contact hours


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