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  Sharon Goldfeld1, 2, Nicholas Perini4 Christopher Harrop5, Karen Villanueva1, 3, Hannah Badland3, Carly Molloy1, 2 1 Policy and Equity, Centre for Community Child Health, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne Australia, 2 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Department of Paediatrics,...
  • March 1, 2021
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Dempsey, M.1, 1Tasmanian Department of Education, Hobart, AUSTRALIA Kindergarten students in Tasmanian Government schools are assessed twice annually by teachers against the Kindergarten Development Check (KDC), which involved screening against 21 developmental markers in the areas of Gross Motor Skills;...
  • February 25, 2021
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  Brushe, M.1, 2, Lynch, J. 2, Reilly, S. 3, Melhuish, E. 4, Brinkman, S. 1, 2 1Telethon Kids Institute, Perth, AUSTRALIA 2University of Adelaide, Adelaide, AUSTRALIA, 3Griffith University, Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA, 4University of Oxford, Oxford, UNITED KINGDOM Language is a critical development...
  • January 29, 2021
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Tania Plueckhahn1, Elizabeth Button2 and Yasmin Harman-Smith2 1Department for Education, Engagement and wellbeing; 2Telethon Kids Institute, Fraser Mustard Centre Increasing complexity of behaviours and educational needs of children and young people has seen our schools recognise the need for greater...
  • January 28, 2021
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Dr Sally Brinkman1 1Director, Fraser Mustard Centre, Associate Professor, Telethon Kids Institute, University of Western Australia, Associate Professor, University of Adelaide. Australia is the only developed country to consistently undertake a developmental census of its children nationwide. The repeated collection...
  • January 27, 2021
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Dr Caroline Croser-Barlow1 1Department for Education, South Australia   The vision for South Australia is a state where the conditions exist for all children and young people to thrive.* The South Australian Department for Education is currently developing a 10...
  • January 27, 2021
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Mrs Sharlene Samuel-may1 1Trumpet Early Years Consultancy, Perth, Australia Research shows that 22% of children start primary school developmentally vulnerable (Thrive by Five, 2020).“Vocabulary skills at ages four and five are an outcome of brain development in the early years. ...
  • January 27, 2021
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Ms Barbie Bates1 1Paint The Town Read Ltd, Lapstone, Australia Introduction Paint the Town REaD (PTTR), is a low cost, collective impact, assets based community development movement, using the Results Based Accountability (RBA) Framework to evaluate whether PTTR local communities...
  • January 27, 2021
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Ms Rebekah Pick1 1Mission Australia, Inala, Australia In response to 2015 AEDC developmental vulnerability data, the Leichhardt Early Development Group was formed as a partnership of local stakeholders to work on projects focussed on children and families. The Leichhardt Early...
  • January 27, 2021
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Judith Crockett2, Michael  Curtin2, Gene Hodgins2, Sarah Verdon2,  Ms Sarah Eagland1, Ms  Jacqui  Emery1, Ms  Katherine Burchfield1, Lindsay  Cane1 1Royal Far West, Manly, Australia, 2Charles Sturt University, Australia The 2019/2020 Australian bushfires affected tens of thousands of children and their...
  • January 27, 2021
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