child development

Initiative delivers benefits for at-risk students and families
Initiative delivers benefits for at-risk students and families August 23, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

At-risk young people and their families benefit from a ground-breaking initiative across education, health and community service providers, according to recent Charles Sturt University (CSU) research. The evaluation of the innovative Family Referral Service (FRS) in Schools initiative in the ... Read More »

How much do grandparents matter?
How much do grandparents matter? August 8, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A James Cook University researcher is looking for participants to help share experiences about involuntary lost contact between grandparents and their grandchildren – and how to help fix it. JCU researcher Associate Professor Susan Gair is conducting research in partnership ... Read More »

Program for Defence Force kids
Program for Defence Force kids July 26, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A James Cook University researcher has been studying the help given to children with a parent deployed on active duty with the military. JCU’s Gail Macdonald interviewed teachers, parents and Defence School Transition Aides (DSTA) who are employed to help ... Read More »

Late language emergence in toddlers
Late language emergence in toddlers July 20, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australian children have been the focus of pioneering studies of early language development. These contemporary Australian population studies of language growth and patterns over time are producing a vastly different picture from the boutique studies of the early 1970’s that ... Read More »

Time to remove barriers that stop girls being more active
Time to remove barriers that stop girls being more active July 18, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Adolescent girls are missing out on opportunities to be as physically active as boys and a Melbourne researcher says that schools and sporting clubs are the place to start to change this inequity. Dr Helen Brown from the Institute for Physical ... Read More »

Delays in early autism diagnoses
Delays in early autism diagnoses July 15, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study has found many Australian children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may not be diagnosed until long after initial signs appear, prompting calls for improvements to the diagnostic process. Researchers from QUT’s School of Psychology and Counselling conducted a national study ... Read More »

How do your parenting methods affect your child’s future?
How do your parenting methods affect your child’s future? July 5, 2016 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A research group led by NISHIMURA Kazuo (Project Professor at the Kobe University Center for Social Systems Innovation) and YAGI Tadashi (Professor at the Doshisha University Faculty of Economics) have released survey results showing that children who receive positive attention ... Read More »

Teachers quizzed about their thoughts on technology in classrooms
Teachers quizzed about their thoughts on technology in classrooms July 3, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A QUT researcher says targeted investment in technology in schools could help drive improvements to student performance, particularly for children on the autism spectrum. QUT computer scientist and AutismCRC PhD Scholarship recipient Anne Ozdowska has begun state-wide surveys of primary ... Read More »

NAPLAN? No worries
NAPLAN? No worries July 2, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Despite widespread community concern about the pressure that the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) testing places on students, new research from ECU has found that the standardised testing regime has only a minimal impact on levels of ... Read More »

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 (1 votes, average: 5.00 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 »







 
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