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Grace, Rebekah; Elcombe, Emma; Knight, Jennifer; McMahon, Catherine; McDonald, Jenny; Comino, Elizabeth – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2017
Child development for a cohort of urban Aboriginal children was assessed at three time points: 12 months, 3 years and 4.5 years. This paper reports developmental findings and explores the impact of child, family, home and community variables over time. Overall, child development at 4.5 years was significantly below the standardised mean. Female…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Cohort Analysis, Urban Environment
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Giallo, Rebecca; Treyvaud, Karli; Matthews, Jan; Kienhuis, Mandy – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2010
The transition to primary school is an important time for both children and parents. The aim of this randomized controlled study was to assess the effectiveness of a Transition to Primary School Parent Program in strengthening parent knowledge and confidence to manage the transition process, increasing parent involvement in their children's…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Intervention, Transitional Programs, Self Efficacy
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Skouteris, Helen; Kelly, Leanne; Dorning, Dominica E.; Calgaro, Kristina; Corns, Ben; Feehan, Emily L.; Hamilton, Fiona; Mahoney, Jessica; Macdonald, Zoe J.; Tamburrini, Sarah; Wood, Christopher – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2007
The aim of this study was to explore the effects of repeat viewing on comprehension of explicitly and implicitly presented information in an animated movie. Seventy-three pre-school children watched an animated film and were tested for comprehension after either their single or fifth viewing. Only children's comprehension of explicitly …
Descriptors: Comprehension, Video Technology, Visual Stimuli, Preschool Children
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Herrera, Maite; Little, Emma – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2005
The current study examined the extent to which kindergarten children display behaviour problems in the clinical range at both home and kindergarten. Differences and similarities between parents' and teachers' responses to misbehaviour were also assessed. The co-occurrence of problems at home and kindergarten was assessed using the Preschool and…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Early Intervention, Kindergarten, Clinics
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Stephenson, Jennifer; Martin, Andrew J.; Linfoot, Ken W. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2005
This study explores the impact of an exploratory, minimalist intervention based on the principles of social communication training that aimed at promoting positive interactions between mother and child and increasing child initiations in mother-child communication. Encouraging data indicated a shift towards a more positive interaction style…
Descriptors: Intervention, Mothers, Interpersonal Competence, Parent Child Relationship