child development

PEACE Pack halves bullying at Adelaide school
PEACE Pack halves bullying at Adelaide school (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A Flinders University program to reduce bullying in the schoolyard and promote wellbeing among children has halved the incidents of bullying at Brighton Secondary School and is having a similar impact in schools across the world. This is according to ... Read More »

Dad’s reading is new chapter of child language development
Dad’s reading is new chapter of child language development (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Fathers, as well as mothers, are being encouraged to read to their kids after new research has shown the impact dads can have on their child’s language development. The latest research from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) has opened ... Read More »

Aussie kids at a standstill
Aussie kids at a standstill (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Too many Australian children are not doing enough physical activity to maintain good health, a new report reveals. As thousands of school children return to classrooms around Australia, leading health experts are urging parents and schools to help children become ... Read More »

Premature babies make fewer friends – but not for long
Premature babies make fewer friends – but not for long (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Premature babies make fewer friends and spend less time socialising in early childhood – but this improves when they get to school – according to new University of Warwick research At the age of six, very preterm children reported 4 ... Read More »

Early autism diagnosis, better outcomes
Early autism diagnosis, better outcomes (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A La Trobe University researcher has found the earlier children with autism are diagnosed, the better their outcomes are in school. PhD candidate Megan Clark from La Trobe’s Olga Tennison Research Centre studied 48 children who were diagnosed early at ... Read More »

More focus needed on schoolyard bullies, not the victims
More focus needed on schoolyard bullies, not the victims (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australian parents have called for firmer action against schoolyard bullies rather than focusing on making vulnerable children more resilient.  Just over 50 per cent of parents who responded to a recent UniSA study said their child had been bullied at ... Read More »

FTAW 2018: Because everyone eats differently
FTAW 2018: Because everyone eats differently (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

ausEE Inc. is once again collaborating with AU Tubie Support to promote Australia’s Feeding Tube Awareness Week which will be celebrated nationally 4–10 February 2018. Sarah Gray, ausEE president says, ‘This is an important week on our calendar when we ... Read More »

Unravelling the speech and language abilities of children with KdVS
Unravelling the speech and language abilities of children with KdVS (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and Netherland’s Radboud University Medical Centre has provided the first ever in-depth examination of speech and language abilities in children with Koolen-de Vries syndrome (KdVS). KdVs is a disorder characterised by ... Read More »

Pretty in pink and boisterous in blue?
Pretty in pink and boisterous in blue? (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Two researchers from the University of Hong Kong suggest that toymakers and parents avoid gender-labelling toys, remove colour divides, and manufacture toys for both boys and girls in a wide range of colours. Sui Ping Yeung and Wang Ivy Wong’s study is ... Read More »

Girls’ social camouflage skills may delay or prevent autism diagnosis
Girls’ social camouflage skills may delay or prevent autism diagnosis (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

On parent-reporting measures, girls with autism seem to struggle more than boys with performing routine tasks like getting up and dressed or making small talk, even when the study group is normalized to meet similar basic clinical diagnostic criteria across ... Read More »

 
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