literacy

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 »

Kids exposed to general anaesthetic do poorer on numeracy, literacy tests
Kids exposed to general anaesthetic do poorer on numeracy, literacy tests (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Exposure to general anaesthetic up to age 4 raises the risk of poor child development and reduced literacy and numeracy as measured by school tests, new research led by the University of Sydney reveals. The new finding published today in Pediatric ... 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 »

The need for media literacy among Australian kids
The need for media literacy among Australian kids (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australia’s first national children’s news and media report, co-authored by Dr Tanya Notley from the Institute for Culture and Society, was officially launched in Sydney today. The report, News and Australian Children: How Young People Access, Perceive and are Affected ... 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 »

Changing nature of handwriting
Changing nature of handwriting (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Dr Noella Mackenzie, researcher and senior lecturer in literacy studies in the CSU School of Education in Albury-Wodonga, initiated her research last year to better understand the evolving imperatives that shape school curriculums and students’ writing skill attributes in the modern world. “To be ... Read More »

More resources needed for classrooms
More resources needed for classrooms (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A Charles Sturt University (CSU) paediatric speech pathologist argues more resources is the key to helping Australian school children with difficulties in phonics and reading. Associate lecturer at CSU’s School of Community Health, Ms Gemma Mirtschin has worked with children in ... Read More »

Literacy app spells success in early learning
Literacy app spells success in early learning (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

A Griffith University lecturer in the School of Education and Professional Studies has developed a free educational app for parents and teachers to help children learn the basics of literacy and numeracy. Combining basic testing and results collation with colourful ... Read More »

How important is handwriting in the digital age?
How important is handwriting in the digital age? (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

New research at Charles Sturt University (CSU) will examine the importance of teaching handwriting and computer keyboard skills to Australian primary school children. The study, Handwriting, keyboarding or both? That is the question, is being conducted by Dr Noella Mackenzie (picture), a ... Read More »

New app turns learning ABCs into child’s play
New app turns learning ABCs into child’s play (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Learning the ABCs has just become easier thanks to a new research-based and school-tested iPad app developed by Deakin University education and IT researchers and IT students. The ‘A to Z Safari’ app is based on the latest research into ... Read More »

 
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