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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 »

Young players can benefit from head trauma education
Young players can benefit from head trauma education June 28, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A team from The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Institute for Health Research is investigating the short-term links between head trauma and depression in young football players, in the hope of developing avenues for self-reflection and education about this issue ... Read More »

Risks associated with FIFO life
Risks associated with FIFO life June 27, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Partners of fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers have higher levels of emotional problems than other parents in the community, and are at a greater risk of using harsh discipline with their children, University of Queensland research suggests. School of Psychology’s Parenting ... 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 »

Mums encouraged to switch off for their mental health
Mums encouraged to switch off for their mental health June 22, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A world first Australian study has found a link between modern screen-based sedentary behaviours and anxiety risk in mothers of young children aged under five years. The study, “Associations between Screen-Based Sedentary Behaviour and Anxiety Symptoms in Mothers with Young ... 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 »

Sleep research offers help for babies and parents
Sleep research offers help for babies and parents June 20, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Letting babies cry themselves to sleep may not cause the emotional, behavioural or parent-child attachment issues many parents fret about, a new study led by Flinders University has found. The study’s findings, published in the June edition of American Pediatrics, ... 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 »







 
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