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GI symptoms have a link to behavioural problems, particularly in children with autism

A new study, conducted by UC Davis Health, has found that common GI symptoms linked to behavioral problems in children, especially those with autism gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation and bloating are linked to troubling sleep problems, self-harm and physical complaints in preschool children.

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by Freya Lucas

Australian researchers find the secret ingredient to help children thrive - respect

Researchers from Edith Cowan University (ECU) have conducted the world’s first data-driven study of parenting support based on the Respectful Approach intervention, finding that when parents treat young children as capable and independent, their stress levels fall dramatically.

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by Freya Lucas

The story of Tim – how a therapist's own experience of shame and confusion helped a boy recover from family violence

Synergetic Play Therapy™ (2008) is a researched-informed model of play therapy blending the therapeutic power of play with nervous system regulation, interpersonal neurobiology, physics, attachment, mindfulness, and therapist authenticity. Its primary play therapy influences are Child-Centred, Experiential, and Gestalt theories (SPTI, 2019). The modality encourages therapists to use and observe the synergy between themselves and the client, noticing the feelings and emotions that arise in both whilst exploring through play.

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by Freya Lucas

Building children’s potential - ARACY’s new capability investment strategy

A webinar will be held 5 August, supporting elements of ARACY’s new policy brief Building Children’s Potential - A Capability Investment Strategy which centres on equipping families, children and young people to make better decisions.

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by Freya Lucas

Input needed from ECEC educators on how COVID has changed children’s play

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) professionals have been invited, alongside parents and children, to help record play activity observed in children following periods of social distancing and isolation, as part of the Pandemic Play Project 2020.

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by Freya Lucas

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