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Produced by The Royal Children's Hospital Centre for Community Child Health and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.
This report provides a narrative literature review of the current research into the impact of dditional health and developmental needs on children’s experiences during the primary school years. It also highlights the processes and factors that help or hinder children’s uccessful progress through primary school.
The National Children's Vision Screening Project has been funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing to inform future policy by determining the effectiveness of vision screening for children aged from birth to 16 years in Australia.
This literature review was commissioned to evaluate screening programs designed to detect vision conditions such as diminished visual acuity, amblyopia, strabismus or squint, refractive error, cataracts and glaucoma.
Under the Government's Stronger Families and Communities Strategy, $10 million was committed to the Parenting Information Project to explore the evidence base on parenting.
Visit the Parenting Information Project page for more information on this project.
Let's Read is a program to promote reading with young children (0-5 years).
A literature review was undertaken to examine the evidence for the importance of reading with young children and to determine what should be included in a program.
Visit the Let's Read page for more information on this project.
The Early Years: Refocusing Community-based Services: A Literature Review
Plain English version
The rationale for this project is based on the research and practice evidence that suggests the lack of coordination of relevant services at a local level make it difficult for families. To provide optimal, safe and nurturing environments that young children need to establish a favourable developmental trajectory that leads to good outcomes, families require integrated support.
During the very successful Phase One of this project, a comprehensive literature review was undertaken. This literature review has been published in both academic and plain English versions.
The Centre for Community Child Health is a department of The Royal Children’s Hospital and a research group of Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.