Sleep is incredibly important for children’s development. Getting 11-12 hours of sleep a day is associated with healthy development. Whereas getting too little sleep is associated with a host of problems. Continue reading Does a mother’s sleep during pregnancy affect children’s development?
Studies show long-term risks for children born small for their gestational age. Early Development Instrument (EDI) research shows these babies are at greater risk for later developmental vulnerability.
Less is known about babies born large for their gestational age.
Continue reading Long-term outcomes for large babies
The Telethon Kids Institute is hosting the 2018 Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) National Conference from March 14-16, 2018. The call for abstracts is open from November 1 to November 30. Continue reading AEDC conference call for abstracts
The early years are important for laying the foundation for the future. Unfortunately, a chronic illness during these years may impact the skill development needed for future success. Continue reading The lasting effects of early chronic illness
Australia’s Northern Territory has the country’s smallest population, but the highest proportion of the population living in remote or very remote areas. Continue reading Early influences on development in Australia’s Northern Territory