child development

Staying in the game
Staying in the game October 15, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Have you ever wondered why you enjoy playing one sport over another? And if it’s a team sport, why you seem to favour a specific position? Or if you’re not the sporty type, have you ever stopped to think why? ... Read More »

Why every child’s voice needs to count in society
Why every child’s voice needs to count in society October 14, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

As children are increasingly able to claim their voice in society, UniSA Dean and Head of School: Education, Professor Stephen Dobson says it is important to recognise that it is still only well-educated middle class children who dominate. Prof Dobson ... Read More »

After-school exercise program enhances cognition in 7-, 8- and 9-year-olds
After-school exercise program enhances cognition in 7-, 8- and 9-year-olds October 11, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A nine-month-long, study involving 221 children found that those who engaged in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity for at least 60 minutes a day after school saw substantial improvements in their ability to pay attention, avoid distraction and switch between cognitive tasks, ... Read More »

Alphabet Poster: Animal Train
Alphabet Poster: Animal Train October 9, 2014 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Age 2-8 years Duration of activity There are many different games and activities you can play with the alphabet animal train poster. You can fill in a few spare minutes or spend an hour or more. Materials/equipment Alphabet poster- animal ... Read More »

Straight talk for teaching students about stuttering in schools
Straight talk for teaching students about stuttering in schools October 7, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Final year teaching students at the University of Sydney were schooled on the importance of early intervention and the treatment of stuttering as part of program to help prepare them for the classroom. Researchers from the University’s Faculty of Health ... Read More »

Gender identity and mental health
Gender identity and mental health October 4, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An Australian-first La Trobe University study of gender diverse and transgender young people has revealed high rates of depression, suicidal thoughts and anxiety. The beyondblue-funded report – From Blues to Rainbows – found that half were diagnosed with depression and two ... Read More »

Size at birth affects risk of adolescent mental health conditions
Size at birth affects risk of adolescent mental health conditions October 3, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A child’s birth weight and length can partially predict the likelihood of being diagnosed with mental health conditions such as autism and schizophrenia later in life. The research analysed medical records of 1.75 million Danish births and suggested that genetic ... Read More »

Bilingual community to share experiences at workshop
Bilingual community to share experiences at workshop October 1, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A group of children from diverse language backgrounds, including Dinka, Korean, Tagalog and Afrikaans, have shared their experiences growing up bilingual in Australia. The meeting was part of a new series of University of Southern Queensland (USQ) workshops underway in ... Read More »

How learning to talk is in the genes
How learning to talk is in the genes September 29, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An international study by child health researchers has found that genetic factors contribute to the development of language during infancy. The results, published in Nature Communications, shed further light on a specific genetic region on chromosome 3, which has been ... Read More »

New genetic identification techniques shed light on causes of developmental delay and autism
New genetic identification techniques shed light on causes of developmental delay and autism September 26, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In an international study published in Nature Genetics researchers have used a new gene discovery approach to identify genes causing developmental delay and autism, which could lead to finding new targeted therapies for these conditions. Co-author of the study researcher Professor Ingrid ... Read More »







 
 
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