Journal article

EHLS at School: school-age follow-up of the Early Home Learning Study cluster randomized controlled trial

Elizabeth M Westrupp, Clair Bennett, Meabh Cullinane, Naomi J Hackworth, Donna Berthelsen, Sheena Reilly, Fiona K Mensah, Lisa Gold, Shannon K Bennetts, Penny Levickis, Jan M Nicholson

BMC PEDIATRICS | BMC | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Targeted interventions during early childhood can assist families in providing strong foundations that promote children's health and wellbeing across the life course. There is growing recognition that longer follow-up times are necessary to assess intervention outcomes, as effects may change as children develop. The Early Home Learning Study, or 'EHLS', comprised two cluster randomized controlled superiority trials of a brief parenting intervention, smalltalk, aimed at supporting parents to strengthen the early childhood home learning environment of infants (6-12 months) or toddlers (12-36 months). Results showed sustained improvements in parent-child interactions and the home en..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Awarded by NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Child Language


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Partnership Grant (GNT1076857) with partner funding from the Victorian Government Department of Education and Training. The collaboration was supported by the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Child Language (GNT1023493). EW, CB, NH, SB, MC and JN were supported by the Australian Communities Foundation through the Roberta Holmes Transition to Contemporary Parenthood Program (Coronella sub-fund) at La Trobe University.