One in five Australian children starting school ‘developmentally vulnerable’
Research commissioned by the Australian government has found that one in five school kids is starting school are unprepared in at least one area such as language, cognitive skills or communication.
One in five Australian school kids is starting school “developmentally vulnerable” in at least one area such as language, cognitive skills or communication, new research shows.
It also found a major factor in determining a child’s “preparedness” for school is socio-economic background as well as language ability, particularly among families who speak a language other than English at home.
Read more in the Sydney Morning Herald here.