Dr. Dipesh Navsaria Receives AAP Special Achievement Award

Congratulations to Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD, on receiving the AAP Special Achievement Award. A specialist in early childhood development and children’s librarian by training, Dr. Navsaria champions the value of literacy for long-term learning and overall well-being. His efforts were crucial in the founding of Wisconsin Reach Out and Read (ROR) Coalition. ROR prepares Wisconsin’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to “prescribe” books and encourage families to read together. Physicians are able to gauge a child’s cognitive, emotional and social health by observing their interactions, and emphasize to families the importance of reading from an early age.