Childcare and school Information, news and advice about mental health in childcare and schools. Contact information Les på norsk: Barnehage og skole - barns utvikling Language Fact sheet Published 08.08.2016 Facts about language impairment in children Speech and pronunciation difficulties are common in young children. Language impairment includes difficulties understanding speech, expressing oneself verbally and correct pronunciation. Article Updated 18.04.2016 Information for parents There are many types of language difficulties. Common to them is that difficulties with acquiring and using language have consequences for social development, learning and academic skills. Show more Articles Public Health Report Published 14.10.2016 Mental disorders among children and adolescents in Norway We estimate that about 70,000 children and adolescents have mental disorders that require treatment. Article Updated 04.08.2016 About the Language and Learning Study (SOL) The aim of the SOL study is to provide the best possible knowledge base for the understanding of causes and developmental trajectories of language difficulties, to enable early preventative measures. Fact sheet Updated 18.04.2016 Facts about bullying among children and adolescents in Norway At any given time, approximately 63,000 children and young people in Norway will experience bullying. Article Updated 18.04.2016 Information for parents There are many types of language difficulties. Common to them is that difficulties with acquiring and using language have consequences for social development, learning and academic skills. Show more Reports and publications Systematic review Published 07.05.2018 Which signs that can be observed by personnel in kindergartens and schools might be associated with maltreatment of children? A systematic overview of reviews Report Updated 16.08.2016 Relationship between quality in centre-based childcare and children's functioning at 5 years - main findings The report is the second in a series related to centre-based childcare research in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa). It is based on questionnaires completed by parents and educationa... Report Updated 16.08.2016 Report 2015:2 High quality centre-based childcare can prevent developmental difficulties The report is the fifth in a series related to centre-based childcare research in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa). Report Updated 16.08.2016 Main findings from Report 2011:5 Childcare up to 18 months Report Published 10.08.2016 Variation in Kindergarten Quality - main findings Here is a summary of the key findings from the 2013 report into childcare quality in English. The report is only available in Norwegian. Report Published 08.08.2016 Main findings from Report 2008:10 Delayed language development Among children in kindergarten, we see a smaller proportion of children with delayed language than amongst those cared for at home. Show more Show more Projects Project Updated 07.03.2019 Health Gap: Health, maturity, and gender gap in education The project aims to understand the health consequences of gender differences in school performance and examine whether they are explained by differences in timing of physical maturity. Project Updated 30.11.2018 Accuracy of open-ended questions in teachers’ structured conversations with children to uncover abuse, neglect or psychosocial problems On the accuracy of open-ended questions in structured conversations between children and daycare and school employees. Project Updated 11.12.2018 The SHoT Study The SHoT Study (an acronym for the Norwegian name: Studentenes Helse- og Trivselsundersøkelse) is a national student survey for higher education in Norway. Project Updated 11.12.2018 Evaluation of free school fruit on childhood growth and obesity: a natural experiment This project will examine to which extent free fruit in schools may influence weight development in schoolchildren. Project Updated 04.08.2016 Children with language difficulties - risk factors and developmental paths This study aims to learn about children's normal language development and the factors that contribute to variations in language skills. Project Updated 03.12.2018 Development of an instrument to measure children’s/adolescents’ experiences with outpatient child and adolescent mental health services The goal of the project is to develop a reliable and valid questionnaire that can be used both in national and local surveys. Project Updated 19.12.2018 Language-8: Developmental trajectories of childhood language impairment; Understanding the role of behavioral and biological markers The overall aim of this project is to expand our knowledge about groups of children with Developmental Language Disorder. Project Updated 05.12.2018 Early identification of children with delayed non-verbal communication; autism By assessing children's non-verbal communication, we will examine if it is possible to identify children at high risk of pervasive language /communication problems before the first words. Show more Related topics: Theme Childhood, family and well-being among children and adolescents Well-being and quality of life have significance for mental and physical health. Theme Developmental disorders among children ADHD, autism, cerebral palsy and epilepsy are the most common developmental disorders among children.