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‘Sound Storm’ game helps kids fight hearing issue

Some parents may now want their kids playing more video games. Well one game anyway. The federally funded National Acoustics Laboratory (NAL) has developed "Sound Storm", a game app that it says improves the listening ability of children with spatial processing disorder. ...

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Refugee advocates lobbying for student loan changes

One of the leaders behind a program mentoring high school students from refugee backgrounds is marking this year’s World Refugee Week by calling for those on temporary protection visas and asylum seekers to be eligible for federal government assistance to meet ...

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Toughen up teaching degree entry standards: Grattan

In its long list of recommendations to the next federal government, the Grattan Institute is calling for tougher entry standards into teacher education. Grattan school education program director Peter Goss estimated there has been roughly one review every year, for 40 ...

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Kids’ sleep guidelines spell out shut-eye

New guidelines show how much shut-eye children should be getting. The recommendations range from up to 16 hours daily for babies to at least eight hours for teens. They come from a panel of experts and give parents fresh ammunition for ...

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