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A spoonful of parent interaction may help the medicine go down
A spoonful of parent interaction may help the medicine go down June 24, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The way parents interact with their chronically ill children could be the key to better treatment and better results. Researchers from The University of Queensland’s Triple P – Positive Parenting Program believe parents can improve health outcomes simply by interacting ... Read More »

Caring for kids with disabilities and difficult toileting behaviours
Caring for kids with disabilities and difficult toileting behaviours June 22, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

There is plenty of research telling us what most of us already suspected; that parents of children with disabilities are much more prone to stress, anxiety, depression and relationship strain than other parents. We also know that the level of ... Read More »

Assistive technology can boost students’ learning outcomes
Assistive technology can boost students’ learning outcomes June 22, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The learning outcomes of students with special needs in Western Australian classrooms could be boosted with the introduction of low-tech and high-tech assistive technology, including iPads, to deliver educational programs, according to Associate Professor Dianne Chambers at The University of ... Read More »

Getting to the point of parents’ fears
Getting to the point of parents’ fears June 20, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

University of Queensland researchers are hoping to get to the pointy end of parents’ fears about childhood vaccinations by conducting an Australia-wide survey. A team from UQ’s Parenting and Family Support Centre is asking parents to participate in the survey ... Read More »

Inactivity in childhood linked to poor health outcomes in adolescence
Inactivity in childhood linked to poor health outcomes in adolescence June 17, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

How active you are as a child could have an impact on your weight and risk of chronic disease from as early fifteen years of age, according to new research led by the University of Sydney. The landmark study followed ... Read More »

No support for chronically-ill students
No support for chronically-ill students June 16, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australia’s school system is failing some of its most vulnerable young people by leaving them unsupported in their education. A new Victoria University report reveals chronically-ill children who need to take extended absences from school are neither officially acknowledged nor ... Read More »

Early intervention must embrace diversity, research shows
Early intervention must embrace diversity, research shows June 15, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Childhood assessment and early intervention approaches must do more for children from culturally diverse backgrounds, according to Charles Sturt University (CSU) research. Ms Sarah Verdon recently completed her PhD at CSU’s Faculty of Education and Research Institute for Professional Practice, ... Read More »

Learning through play – Australia’s only children’s museum launches in Wollongong
Learning through play – Australia’s only children’s museum launches in Wollongong June 14, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The Early Start™ Discovery Space (Discovery Space), launched on Tuesday 19 May, is a purpose-built, hands-on learning through play space that invites children 0-12 and their carers to explore, discover and create together. Strongly grounded in evidence that play is ... Read More »

Squirt the therapy dog helps raise children’s literacy levels
Squirt the therapy dog helps raise children’s literacy levels June 13, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Deakin University researcher Dr Tony Chalkley has launched a fundraising campaign for a study into how therapy dogs raise literacy levels among primary school students. A well-regarded researcher and lecturer in media communication and former primary school teacher, Tony is ... Read More »

Early literacy study
Early literacy study June 12, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study is underway at Charles Sturt University (CSU) to better understand how very young children can be supported to write and draw at home and at childcare. Researchers from the University’s School of Education are examining the understanding ... Read More »







 
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