child development

Doing school differently: the not-school movement that’s helping young people re-engage with learning
Doing school differently: the not-school movement that’s helping young people re-engage with learning (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Alternative schooling programs could deliver greater learning outcomes for young people who are struggling at school, according to University of South Australia researcher, Dr Thomas Stehlik. In a paper presented at the Education and New Developments 2018 Conference in Budapest ... Read More »

Pushing kids into sport too early may backfire
Pushing kids into sport too early may backfire (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Pushing kids into sport too early can backfire, with new research showing children who start at age four or five are more likely to drop out of that sport or stop doing sport altogether. Victoria-wide sport participation data funded by ... Read More »

New chapter for youth mental health at University of Technology Sydney
New chapter for youth mental health at University of Technology Sydney (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Two deeply personal stories set the tone at the event to launch The Kidman Centre UTS, formerly known as the UTS Health Psychology Unit, founded in 1985 by Professor Antony Kidman. One was a poignant speech by 19-year-old Lucia Hawley, ... Read More »

Nuts pack a nutritional (and brainy) punch
Nuts pack a nutritional (and brainy) punch (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children aged 8-13 years are being sought for a University of South Australia study to test whether nuts can improve their cognitive ability. Nutrient-rich tree nuts – including almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and ... Read More »

One in three Australian kids exposed to disadvantage
One in three Australian kids exposed to disadvantage (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Almost a third of Australian children experience some form of disadvantage that can have a lasting impact on their development, a new study of more than 5,000 children has found. Changing Children’s Chances identifies patterns in children’s experiences of disadvantage ... Read More »

Helping families improve early literacy skills for children on the autism spectrum
Helping families improve early literacy skills for children on the autism spectrum (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A shared book reading intervention to help language and literacy skills in preschoolers on the autism spectrum has been successfully delivered by Griffith University and Autism CRC. This eight-week intervention pilot study took place in Brisbane and on the Gold ... Read More »

PlayConnect playgroups for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
PlayConnect playgroups for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and ASD like characteristics and their families have increased access to early childhood learning, social opportunities, and family support via PlayConnect Playgroups. Playgroup Australia has developed a new website and set of resources for ... Read More »

Caring for the sick and casting out villains: Moral development in children
Caring for the sick and casting out villains: Moral development in children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Question: when is a chicken more important than a sick person? Answer: when you’re four years old, according to research from The University of Queensland. A team from the UQ School of Psychology examined moral reasoning in children aged 10 and under. Dr ... Read More »

Disadvantaged kids prescribed antipsychotic medication more often
Disadvantaged kids prescribed antipsychotic medication more often (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study has shown that Australian children and teens from disadvantaged families are more likely to be prescribed antipsychotic medication than others in the same age group. Social policy researcher Amy Kaim from the Robinson Research Institute at the University of ... Read More »

Toddler bedtime can switch on snooze
Toddler bedtime can switch on snooze (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Bedtime fading offers a strong solution to curb toddler bedtime tantrums and promote significant improvements in sleep patterns, research by Flinders University sleep experts has found. Toddler sleep disruption is a significant problem, with studies showing that sleep difficulties affect ... Read More »

 
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