In an episode that will air on US TV and a few days later on ABC in Australia, Julia, a Muppet with a bright red bob haircut, green eyes and autism, will be introduced to Big Bird in her first regular appearance on the syndicated version of the show. The first indication of Julia’s autism will be a reluctance to shake Big Birds hand, providing an opportunity for the other characters to explain autism to Big Bird in a way he can understand.
People have been studying the way young children learn in early childhood for centuries and we’ve always known how important the early years are in setting children up for a lifetime of learning. It’s only been in the last 20 years though, that scientists have been able to explain the learning ability of young children, but there’s still plenty more to be learnt about this magical period in a young child’s life.
While some qualifications and study units might sound heavy duty in their titles, they’re all designed to be completed by people just like you. As long as you put in some regular work and stay organised, you’ll be qualified in no time. If you’re feeling a bit nervous about getting back to study or you’ve already started studying and you need some advice, here’s 10 tried-and-true tips for getting on top of things.
It was during her preparation for this speaking engagement that Maggie first began researching food and nutrition in aged care and she was alarmed by some of what she found. While it could have been easy to focus on the negative aspects of aged care food, she decided instead to focus on the positive. By establishing the Maggie Beer Foundation, she hopes to highlight the opportunity in aged care for cooks and chefs to celebrate food and provide great dining experiences for aged care clients.
For much of the world, the image of the average Australian is probably somewhere between Hugh Jackman, Paul Hogan or Steve Irwin. Handsome, lovable larrikins from the bush (at least Wolverine is in Jackman’s case). While that stereotype shows no sign of getting old, the average Australian is quite different according to recently released census data.
We’re now two decades into the 21st-century and the world around us is changing rapidly. Among a range of factors, new technology, slowing population growth and shifting economic conditions are combining to create unprecedented growth in the care services industry globally. While some trends such as an ageing population are being seen in nearly every country, other trends are unique to different regions, so let’s take a look at how these trends are affecting demands for care services around the world.