child development

Link between preeclampsia and children’s development
Link between preeclampsia and children’s development July 5, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Institute for Health Research has revealed that hypertensive diseases during pregnancy, in particular preeclampsia, have long-term and possibly permanent consequences for the motor development in offspring. Studies by Notre Dame researcher, Tegan Grace, which ... 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 »

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 »

Strength-based parenting improves children’s resilience and stress levels
Strength-based parenting improves children’s resilience and stress levels June 8, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children are more likely to use their strengths to effectively cope with minor stress in their life if they have parents who adopt a strength-based approach to parenting. In a ground breaking study published recently in the Journal Psychology, Professor ... Read More »

Award-winning autism program to be adapted for preschools
Award-winning autism program to be adapted for preschools June 5, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new preschool program that will help foster kind and compassionate behaviours towards children with high-functioning autism is under development at UOW. The ‘Understanding our peers’ program, created by UOW psychologist Dr Mitch Byrne and his team, was originally developed ... Read More »

Children unable to tell genuine from faked sadness
Children unable to tell genuine from faked sadness May 29, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Being able to tell the difference between genuine and fake facial expressions is crucial to social interaction. New ANU research has shown that, even by the time they leave primary school, children are unable to tell the difference between genuine ... Read More »

$22m program to recruit girls to maths launched
$22m program to recruit girls to maths launched May 25, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) and the BHP Billiton Foundation have launched Choose Maths, a five-year national program that will turn around public perception of mathematics and statistics as a career choice for girls and young women. Working from ... Read More »

Why quality childcare is important for low-income children
Why quality childcare is important for low-income children May 23, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

High-quality childcare can help close developmental gaps in children from low socio-economic backgrounds, according to new research from the University of Adelaide. University of Adelaide Public Health PhD student Angela Gialamas measured the cognitive and socio-emotional development of children who ... Read More »







 
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