Diagnosing Autism and ADHD: The MAGNET Project

Diagnosing Autism and ADHD: The MAGNET Project

The process of diagnosing autism and ADHD can be long, very long and very stressful for families. Sarah caught up with Dr Beth Johnson from Monash University to ask her about The MAGNET Project. Dr Beth Johnson is a postdoctoral researcher, leading an ambitious research program to transform how we understand and diagnose autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and ADHD.

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Water Safety & Our Kids!

Water Safety & Our Kids!

Children can drown in as little as 20cm of water, and children under five are the age group most at risk of drowning. Swimming pools are known to account for a large proportion of drowning deaths however there are everyday dangers around the home too.

Sarah caught up with Clare from Kingswim to ask her how we teach our children about water safety, some top tips for being safe around water and when our children can start swimming lessons.

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Tips for visiting a newborn in hospital!

Tips for visiting a newborn in hospital!

The birth of a baby is an overwhelming and magical experience, and as friends and family we can’t wait to go in and visit the new bundle of joy. But, don’t be that friend that no one wants to invite back.

Sarah caught up with Laura from Snotty Noses to ask for her top tips on visiting a newborn. Take a listen…

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Understanding ASD and ADHD

Understanding ASD and ADHD

Sarah caught up with Dr Beth Johnson, a postdoctoral researcher at Monash University, leading an ambitious research programme to transform how we understand and diagnose autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Sarah spoke to Dr Beth in this interview (Part One) to find out more about ASD and ADHD and how it affects children, families and communities.

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Understanding our babies sensory development

Understanding our babies sensory development

There’s so much information out there to support us in helping our babies develop. From tummy time to touching, feeling and tasting everything they come into contact with, our babies learn so much and develop so quickly in such a fast period of time. Sarah caught up with Becky Hughes from Baby Sensory Australia to find out about babies sensory development in utero and in their first 12-months of life.

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Teaching our children about environmental sustainability.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Teaching our children about environmental sustainability.

Are you keen to be green? Or a little greener? Have you got children that you’re looking to have more involved in being environmentally sustainable? As parents we’re in charge of raising happy, kind, confident children and for leaving them with a beautiful world to live in. I caught up with Sara Saunders, author of There Once was an Orangutan, to find out how we can teach our kids about this huge topic!

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Children & Technology: Interview with Dr Joanne Orlando

Children & Technology: Interview with Dr Joanne Orlando

Our children know how to use our iPads and iPhones better than we do! I chat with Dr Joanne Orlando about the new guidelines for technology use for children. At what age can we start to introduce technology, what's appropriate for what age and what are the benefits?

This interview was recorded in late 2017 however all the information is still relevant!

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