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Ricardo Galvez

 


Ricardo Galvez

Psychologist
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru

 

Most Important Achievement

My most important achievement is having developed abilities and skills to be able to help other people. Based on my studies in psychology and public health, and the values taught by my parents, I have been able to exemplify the phrase "find the reward of doing good for good" (Mahabharata.

Professional aspirations

I aspire to create a policy aimed at the protection, promotion and restoration of health using a multidisciplinary approach, with a vision aimed at change and innovation, with a highly competent team to develop and evaluate strategies based on evidence in regards to low-income populations and especially children.

 

KUSKAYA RESEARCH PROJECT
 
LIBRE: Promoting child development through reading aloud together

Research shows that reading to children under three years old has a positive effect on early child development, particularly language development and acquisition of pre-reading skills. LIBRE is a shared reading program between caregivers and their infants less than 3 years old to promote language development and social/emotional development in children. This study comprises two phases:

The first phase of this research was conducted in Villa El Salvador in Lima Peru. It was an exploratory, qualitative assessment of LIBRE with two cohorts of mothers and their infants: the first included infants around the ages of 12 months and the other consisted on children around 24 months. Each mother and child receiving age appropriate children’s three books. The purpose was to gather information about reading habits within the home and to pilot the intervention.

The second phase of this research will be a randomized control trial. It will be held in primary care centers, CRED, in Lima, Peru. The proposed intervention includes each mother and child receiving age appropriate children’s books and one handout with helpful tips and information about reading to their infant. The objective of this study to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed intervention, to promote early language development and pre-reading skills in children under three years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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