Supporting children's communication development
Communication development is linked to many other outcomes, so parents are encouraged to be proactive and seek early intervention if they’re concerned
Helping your child reach their full potential
As a parent, you may be aware when your child isn’t meeting the usual milestones for their age. But knowing what to do about that, and when, is another matter. So why is early intervention important and how can your early learning provider assist?
Your child's vision and when to seek help
Good vision is essential for a child’s development and yet a third of parents have never taken their child for an eye examination. A child’s inability to see properly can not only impact their academic experiences, but also their social development.
Blast off to toilet training success
Toilet training can be a challenging time for parents, carers and children. Many parents are unsure about how and when to start. When you search for help the information can be overwhelming, so how do you know what is right for you and your child?
Boys lagging behind when school starts
What role do biology and society play in boys not being as developmentally ready to start school as girls? Right from birth, boys and girls don’t begin life on the same starting block. The impact of this is a question researchers are trying to unravel.
Genomics: Would you test your child?
Genomic testing reviews the whole of a person’s genetic makeup. Researchers from Melbourne’s Murdoch Children’s Research Institute set out to discover if parents were offered additional genetic information about their newborn, would they accept it?
Why we need to raise boys differently
In a society that is acutely aware of the negative effects of raising boys to be tough, researchers are finding that, perhaps, we need to re-examine how we raise boys from the very beginning, according to neonatal paediatrician Dr Howard Chilton.
Premature birth and the link to ADHD
Children born very preterm are showing rates of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), three times higher than the general population, studies are showing, however monitoring can assist health care professionals with early intervention.
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