child development

$6.6 million to help positive parenting
$6.6 million to help positive parenting July 30, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

More Queensland families are set to benefit from The University of Queensland’s award-winning Triple P – Positive Parenting Program, after the State Government announced $6.6 million in funding today (9 July). Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said next week’s State Budget would ... Read More »

Tablet technology to help children with autism
Tablet technology to help children with autism July 27, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Monash University researchers have developed the world’s first tablet technology designed to assist children with developmental disabilities such as autism and Down Syndrome. The technology aims to help children stay focused, in a bid to facilitate learning and inclusion within ... Read More »

Australia left for dust on early childhood education
Australia left for dust on early childhood education July 18, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new McKell Institute report shows Australia is being left behind by other developed nations that treat childcare as a vital early childhood education opportunity for all, and not simply ‘babysitting’ for mothers returning to the workforce. The report, Baby ... Read More »

Families’ communication choices for children with hearing loss
Families’ communication choices for children with hearing loss July 12, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Parents of young children who experience hearing loss are influenced by a number of external factors when deciding whether their child will use speech or sign language, or be multilingual, research from Charles Sturt University (CSU) has shown. Professor Sharynne ... Read More »

Link between preeclampsia and children’s development
Link between preeclampsia and children’s development July 5, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 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 »







 
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