Childhood Development

We're currently researching into Childhood Development

We are increasingly understanding more about how children develop including greater insight into the plasticity of the brain in the early stages of life.

Can probiotics provided to mothers improve the health of their children?

Gaining a greater understanding of the effects of probiotics on the function and composition of organisms in the gut of children, and the role this plays in presence of eczema.

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Effect of early probiotics on childhood cognition and behaviour

Will children whom of which were given probiotics as infants (as were their mothers in pregnancy) have reduced risk of cognitive, behavioural and mood problems at 11 years-of-age?

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A follow-up of a national birth cohort from 1986. An investigation into the long-term effects associated with being born very preterm with very low birthweight (VLBW).

A follow-up of a national birth cohort from 1986. An investigation into the long-term effects associated with being born very preterm with very low birthweight (VLBW).

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Using children’s eye movements to diagnose, characterise and treat autism spectrum disorder

Using children’s eye movements to diagnose, characterise and treat autism spectrum disorder. Professor Steven Dakin University of Auckland  What is…

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Working together with children, whanau and their communities to improve health, development and school readiness among vulnerable children and families in the Tamaki community

Can provision of health, developmental and educational assessments help ensure all children in the Tamaki area are healthy, socially, emotionally and developmentally when starting school?

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