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5 simple ways to maintain your child’s brain health these holidays

Posted on 11 December 2012

Prevent brain drain during the holidays with these 5 simple steps:

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The role of sleep in childhood brain development

Posted on 6 September 2012

Getting enough sleep is essential for children – and not just to give parents a bit of peace and quiet! The human brain continues...

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Diet & learning – 3 things children need for good brain development

Posted on 17 July 2012

Watch this 4 minute video interview and learn which foods are really important for brain development, how we may be excluding them from our...

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Should children with ADHD be medicated?

Posted on 1 June 2012

In this 2 minute video interview Dr Martha Burns, Speech Pathologist and Neuroscientist, discusses: – Why a parent may or may not decide to...

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Three top tips for parents

Posted on 15 May 2012

Video interview (2 mins): Dr Martha Burns, Speech Pathologist and Neuroscientist, shares her top 3 tips for parents to optimise learning and language development.

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Is the rate of autism increasing?

Posted on 14 May 2012

Is the rate of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) actually increasing? Dr Martha Burns explains in this video interview.

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Ear infections: don’t let your child suffer in silence

Posted on 8 May 2012

At any one time it is estimated that 30% of Australian children are suffering from an ear infection and it is the most common...

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Brain Awareness Week: How much sleep do kids really need?

Posted on 15 March 2012

Researchers have found that sleep is critical for vital cognitive skills, particularly forming long-term memories. In addition, just a small amount of sleep deprivation...

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Brain Awareness Week: Food for thought

Posted on 13 March 2012

We all know the importance of healthy eating for weight management and overall health but scientists are beginning to understand how diet also influences...

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Dyslexia: New Insights

Posted on 28 February 2012

What is Dyslexia? Dyslexia is an umbrella term that refers to an unexplained difficulty in learning to read and spell despite appropriate learning opportunities....