communication and social skills

How Playgroups Use Social Media Is Focus Of Research First
How Playgroups Use Social Media Is Focus Of Research First (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Investigating how caregivers at community playgroups use social media and how this knowledge can help children learn is the focus of new research to be conducted by Early Childhood Researcher Dr Karen McLean at Australian Catholic University’s (ACU) Learning Sciences ... Read More »

Premature babies make fewer friends – but not for long
Premature babies make fewer friends – but not for long (1 votes, average: 5.00 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 »

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 »

Physical punishment can be detrimental for children’s behaviour ten years later
Physical punishment can be detrimental for children’s behaviour ten years later (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Past research has indicated that physical punishment, such as spanking, has negative consequences on child development. However, most research studies have examined short-term associations—less than one year—between discipline and development. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that ... Read More »

How we speak to children could make a difference
How we speak to children could make a difference (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Adelaide families are being sought to take part in a major study looking at the link between how parents speak with their children and child development. Called the Language in Little Ones project, the research aims to understand how the ... Read More »

At what age do kids recognise fairness?
At what age do kids recognise fairness? (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children as young as seven have the same capacity as adults to make judgements on the anti-social behaviour of others. A study led by University of Queensland School of Psychology researcher Matti Wilks found that older kids (aged 7–8), but ... Read More »

A life changing journey for an adolescent with autism
A life changing journey for an adolescent with autism (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Looking at the positive change for an adolescent boy with autism and his family while travelling through Africa has been the focus of a Griffith University research study. Now the focus of an ABC documentary which aired on 24 July, ... Read More »

To delay or not to delay starting school?
To delay or not to delay starting school? (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Parents of pre-school children and infants often feel significantly stressed as they ponder the pros and cons of delayed entry to primary school in a vacuum of objective information, a QUT education academic said today. Psychologist and education academic Dr ... Read More »

Texting a social barrier for children struggling with literacy skills
Texting a social barrier for children struggling with literacy skills (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Texting could be creating a literacy issue for children, but it is not the problem most people would expect. In a presentation to Education Transforms 2017 in Hobart today, written language expert Dr Nenagh Kemp said her research with colleagues ... Read More »

Adolescents who self-harm show worrying substance abuse by age 35
Adolescents who self-harm show worrying substance abuse by age 35 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A study by researchers from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) that followed a sample of almost 2000 Victorian school children from the age of 14 until the age of 35 found that social disadvantage, anxiety, and licit and illicit ... Read More »

 
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