Journal article

Learning outcomes of children with teacher-identified emerging health and developmental needs

Meredith O'Connor, Shiau Chong, Jon Quach, Sharon Goldfeld

Child: Care, Health and Development | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Children's additional health and developmental needs are often first identified by teachers when they begin school. This study estimates the Grade 3 literacy and numeracy outcomes of children with teacher-identified additional needs emerging in the first year of school, including the added burden conferred by socioeconomic disadvantage. METHODS: Population linked data (N=42,619) was analysed from the Australian Early Development Census, which includes teacher reports on children's health and development at school entry, and the National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy, a direct assessment of reading and numeracy skills at Grade 3. Linear regression analyses were used t..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council


Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Funding Acknowledgements

Murdoch Children's Research Institute Population Health Theme; Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, Grant/Award Number: DE140100751; Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Career Development Fellowship, Grant/Award Number: 1082922; Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program; Murdoch Children's Research Institute Population Health Theme