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Nurturing during preschool years boosts child’s brain growth
Nurturing during preschool years boosts child’s brain growth May 6, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates children with supportive mothers during preschool experience a more significant increase in the volume of the hippocampus during the period from school age to adolescence. In contrast, kids ... Read More »

Keeping participants in community sport
Keeping participants in community sport May 4, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Victoria’s grassroots sport clubs are not addressing high churn rates among members in key demographic groups, a Victoria University researcher has found. Associate Professor Rochelle Eime studied data from the state’s most popular organised sports and found relatively high drop-out ... Read More »

Raising men’s awareness of effects on children exposed to domestic violence
Raising men’s awareness of effects on children exposed to domestic violence May 1, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Far greater investment in training programs designed specifically to raise awareness of the harms experienced by children exposed to family violence is needed, according to new research. A research team from the University of Tasmania’s schools of Health Sciences and ... Read More »

Childhood and the touchscreen revolution
Childhood and the touchscreen revolution April 29, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Concerns that tablet computers may harm children’s development appear to be unfounded, early research by Swinburne scientists suggests. Children began to play with tablet computers as soon as they came out in 2010, immediately generating fears that the technology might ... Read More »

Quality education for the youngest Australians
Quality education for the youngest Australians April 28, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Early childhood is one of the most important but also most at-risk areas in Australian education, according to a new report by the Mitchell Institute at Victoria University. The report, Quality Early Education for All finds that better access to quality early years services ... Read More »

Vaccination rules remind forgetful parents but fail to impact objectors
Vaccination rules remind forgetful parents but fail to impact objectors April 27, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Western Sydney University research has found new vaccination regulations for parents looking to enroll their children in NSW child care centers has succeeded in reminding forgetful parents, but failed to affect conscientious objectors. The study, published in the journal Public ... Read More »

Autistic children’s vision for a better future
Autistic children’s vision for a better future April 26, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

With up to 40% of autistic children suffering from ophthalmic problems (Ikeda et al, 2012), and many unable to tell anyone, Australia’s first dedicated optometry service for children and adults on the autism spectrum is set to dramatically improve the ... Read More »

Key Piece to Autism Puzzle
Key Piece to Autism Puzzle April 23, 2016 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

Where do your eyes focus during a conversation? An innovative study by University of Vermont researchers reveals that for children with autism spectrum disorder, the answer depends on how emotional the conversation is. The study, published in Research in Autism ... Read More »

Mobility plays important role in development for toddlers with disabilities
Mobility plays important role in development for toddlers with disabilities April 22, 2016 (3 votes, average: 3.67 out of 5)

Typical toddlers simultaneously spend about three hours a day in physical activity, play and engagement with objects such as toys, while their peers with mobility disabilities are less likely to engage in all of those behaviours at the same time, ... Read More »

Rewarding children with food could lead to emotional eating
Rewarding children with food could lead to emotional eating April 21, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Parents who use food as a reward or a treat, could be unintentionally teaching their children to rely on food to deal with their emotions. These children may be more likely to ‘emotionally eat’ later in childhood. These are the ... Read More »







 
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