child development

Literacy app spells success in early learning
Literacy app spells success in early learning June 21, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 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 »

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 »

ADHD may emerge after childhood for some people
ADHD may emerge after childhood for some people June 9, 2016 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

While it is well established that childhood ADHD may continue into adulthood, new research by King’s College London suggests that for some people the disorder does not emerge until after childhood. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a developmental disorder marked by ... Read More »

Free health checks for children at QUT Caboolture
Free health checks for children at QUT Caboolture June 5, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

QUT Health Clinics will conduct free health checks for children at QUT’s Caboolture campus on June 29 during the school holidays. The day will include foot checks, vision screening, dietary and lunchbox advice, education and development assessments, and fun hands-on ... Read More »

More parents choose to delay child’s start to school
More parents choose to delay child’s start to school June 3, 2016 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

Parents across Australia are increasingly choosing to hold back their children’s start to school due to beliefs it benefits them in the long-term, QUT research has found. The study conducted by Dr Amanda Mergler and Professor Susan Walker, from QUT’s ... Read More »

How important is handwriting in the digital age?
How important is handwriting in the digital age? May 23, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

New research at Charles Sturt University (CSU) will examine the importance of teaching handwriting and computer keyboard skills to Australian primary school children. The study, Handwriting, keyboarding or both? That is the question, is being conducted by Dr Noella Mackenzie (picture), a ... Read More »

Australian parenting program acclaimed
Australian parenting program acclaimed May 21, 2016 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

The University of Queensland-developed Triple P – Positive Parenting Program has been included in US policy recommendations to reduce the toxic effects of poverty on children’s health. The American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended that evidence-based parenting programs, including Triple P, be integrated into ... Read More »

Bullying in schools: how well is it being addressed?
Bullying in schools: how well is it being addressed? May 14, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The prevalence of school bullying has reduced in recent years and schools are responding positively to the problem, but a report from the University of South Australia reveals it remains a serious issue and more work is needed at a ... Read More »

Pattern learning key to children’s language development
Pattern learning key to children’s language development May 12, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

A new study reveals children’s language development is a learnt skill and is intricately linked to their ability to recognise patterns in their environment. Conducted by researchers from the University of Sydney and Australian National University, the study found children ... Read More »

Keeping participants in community sport
Keeping participants in community sport May 4, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 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 »







 
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