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Is your child is at risk of autism? Don’t ‘watch and wait’ to find out.
Is your child is at risk of autism? Don’t ‘watch and wait’ to find out. June 29, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australian children with undiagnosed autism will continue to fall through the cracks unless screening programs are overhauled, according to a leading UNSW child psychiatrist. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by deficits in social interaction and communication ... Read More »

Children’s University forges fun pathways into further learning
Children’s University forges fun pathways into further learning June 26, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A successful University of Tasmania learning initiative aimed at raising the aspirations of young children while broadening their horizons, has been officially launched in Tasmania’s North-West. Students from East Devonport Primary School are the first in the region to be ... Read More »

Innovative children’s book boosts working memory
Innovative children’s book boosts working memory June 25, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers at UOW have developed an innovative way to enhance the executive functions of preschoolers, which are vital for school readiness and academic success.  Dr Steven Howard, an expert on the cognitive development of children from UOW’s Early Start Research ... Read More »

Re-thinking discipline in Australian schools
Re-thinking discipline in Australian schools June 23, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australian schools need to think very differently about the way they manage student discipline in the classroom, with traditional, punitive practices proving ineffective in the long run and often escalating problems with student disengagement and alienation. That’s the view of ... Read More »

Literacy app spells success in early learning
Literacy app spells success in early learning June 21, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

A Griffith University lecturer in the School of Education and Professional Studies has developed a free educational app for parents and teachers to help children learn the basics of literacy and numeracy. Combining basic testing and results collation with colourful ... Read More »

App for young boys aims to prevent domestic violence
App for young boys aims to prevent domestic violence June 19, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A concept for an app aimed at engaging boys aged 10 to 15 to teach them respectful relationships with girls has been developed by a QUT social marketing expert as “another part of the jigsaw” to prevent domestic violence against ... Read More »

Playgroups offer vital support for mothers and benefits for community
Playgroups offer vital support for mothers and benefits for community June 18, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Community playgroups have significant social and economic benefits not just for children but also for their parents, particularly mothers, according to new research. Relationships Matter: The Social and Economic Benefits of Community Playgroups, funded by Playgroup Australia and undertaken by ... Read More »

School principals directly impact student test scores
School principals directly impact student test scores June 16, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

School principals who set clear strategic objectives, encourage professional interaction among staff and promote professional development for teachers significantly raise student achievement levels according to a University of Melbourne report on principal effectiveness. Using unique Victorian public school data from ... Read More »

Mental health risks to children of older fathers
Mental health risks to children of older fathers June 15, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

The increased risk of mental illness in children of older fathers is unlikely to result from men’s genes mutating with age, according to new research from The University of Queensland. Mathematical modelling by Queensland Brain Institute scientists suggests an alternative ... Read More »

Early intervention insight for regional children with autism
Early intervention insight for regional children with autism June 14, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers have found the country’s only regional Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre (ASELCC), located on Tasmania’s North-West, is improving outcomes for children with autism. The research was carried out by the University of Tasmania Rural Clinical School in ... Read More »







 
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