learning difficulties

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 »

Early school starts pit teens in a conflict between society, biology
Early school starts pit teens in a conflict between society, biology (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The idea of sleep is supposed to evoke feelings of peace, relaxation and refreshment, but when expert Mary Carskadon talks about teen sleep in school districts with early start times, she uses far less comfortable words. “Social policy clashes with ... Read More »

Dangerous dreams: the health consequences of children’s snoring
Dangerous dreams: the health consequences of children’s snoring (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research from Monash University – that will continue to be undertaken at the newly opened Monash Children’s Hospital – reveals this snoring is not harmless but may have long term cardiovascular, neurocognitive and behavioural implications. Up to 30% of children snore, with ... Read More »

Food Insecurity in Early Childhood Linked to Young Children’s Skills in Kindergarten
Food Insecurity in Early Childhood Linked to Young Children’s Skills in Kindergarten (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

In the United States, estimates show that a substantial number of children under age 5 live in households that are food insecure. That means that they do not have food, or they lack sufficient quantity or quality of food to ... Read More »

Harsh Parenting Predicts Low Educational Attainment Through Increasing Peer Problems and Risky Behaviour
Harsh Parenting Predicts Low Educational Attainment Through Increasing Peer Problems and Risky Behaviour (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children exposed to harsh parenting are at greater risk of having poor school outcomes. A new longitudinal study sought to determine why. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh who conducted the study suggest that both direct and indirect effects of ... Read More »

Brain training may not be the answer for learning difficulties
Brain training may not be the answer for learning difficulties (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers from the Institute have urged caution on the widespread use of “brain training” programs, after new research reveals they are not effective in preventing learning difficulties in primary-school-age children. The MCRI Memory Maestros study shows Cogmed, the most widely ... Read More »

Devastating impacts of fetal alcohol syndrome
Devastating impacts of fetal alcohol syndrome (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are affected by a range of problems, including anxiety, depression, aggression, delinquency and diminished learning capacity a new review of evidence reveals. Published in the journal Pediatrics, the research is the first to comprehensively ... Read More »

Calls for improvement in autism diagnosis
Calls for improvement in autism diagnosis (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Recommendations for diagnosing autism (ASD) are not being followed for all children, with paediatricians reporting they are unable to access the services they need to meet recommended practice, a study by the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute has found. The study ... Read More »

Tablet technology to help children with autism
Tablet technology to help children with autism (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Monash University researchers have developed the world’s first tablet technology designed to assist children with developmental disabilities such as autism and Down Syndrome. The technology aims to help children stay focused, in a bid to facilitate learning and inclusion within ... Read More »

Caring for kids with disabilities and difficult toileting behaviours
Caring for kids with disabilities and difficult toileting behaviours (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

There is plenty of research telling us what most of us already suspected; that parents of children with disabilities are much more prone to stress, anxiety, depression and relationship strain than other parents. We also know that the level of ... Read More »

 
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