child development

Farsighted children struggle with attention
Farsighted children struggle with attention (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Farsighted preschoolers and kindergartners have a harder time paying attention and that could put them at risk of slipping behind in school, a new study suggests. An estimated 4 to 14% of preschoolers have moderate farsightedness, or hyperopia, but it ... Read More »

Not enough racial diversity in Perth day care centres’ books
Not enough racial diversity in Perth day care centres’ books (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

It’s important children see themselves in books during the early stages of life. Books in some Perth childcare centres do not reflect the racial diversity of Australian society, the majority containing only Caucasian characters according to new research from Edith ... Read More »

Mum’s immune response could trigger social deficits for kids with autism
Mum’s immune response could trigger social deficits for kids with autism (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children with autism are more likely to show severe social symptoms if their mother had chronic asthma or allergies while pregnant, the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre revealed in Molecular Psychiatry. The retrospective cohort study of 220 Australian ... Read More »

Why investing in children’s early development will bring big rewards
Why investing in children’s early development will bring big rewards (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

To improve the academic results of Australian schoolchildren comparative to their international fellow students, the best place to invest is in early childhood education. So argues Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to ... Read More »

Video games have winning impact in classrooms
Video games have winning impact in classrooms (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A Deakin-led research project has found video games such as Minecraft could be useful classroom tools for teaching disengaged students. The discovery was part of the three-year Australian Research Council “Serious Play” project, led by chief investigators from Deakin’s School ... Read More »

Unlocking the secrets of autism
Unlocking the secrets of autism (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The word ‘spectrum’ is used to describe autism because the condition expresses itself in many ways and intensities. A new approach could offer a medical treatment for its most isolating symptoms. From a beckoning index finger or slight tilt of ... Read More »

Students’ self-concepts of maths and reading predict later maths and reading achievement
Students’ self-concepts of maths and reading predict later maths and reading achievement (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Educational and developmental psychologists have tried to understand how skills and motivation are linked to academic achievement. While research supports ties between individuals’ concepts of their abilities and their achievement, we lack a complete picture of how these relations develop ... Read More »

Your child may be more innovative than you realise
Your child may be more innovative than you realise (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children may have a greater understanding of how to innovate and problem solve than previously realised. A study led by University of Queensland School of Psychology researcher Karri Neldner looked at children’s ability to innovate with tools, and the creativity ... Read More »

Youth Advisory Council to encourage kids to be more active
Youth Advisory Council to encourage kids to be more active (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers from Active Healthy Kids Australia (AHKA) at UniSA are going straight to the source to find out why Australian kids are becoming increasingly inactive. AHKA has established a Youth Advisory Council (YAC) to engage young Australians and give youth ... Read More »

Unique art education program teaches children about dementia
Unique art education program teaches children about dementia (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The results of a unique project that uses art to illustrate children’s understanding of dementia is currently on display in Corrimal. An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Wollongong (UOW) Global Challenges Program, in consultation with artists from ... Read More »

 
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