Growing Up in New Zealand – Now we are two Event as iCalendar

09 July 2015 - 11 July 2015

9am - 5:30pm

Location: Hotel Grand Chancellor James Cook, Wellington


Symposium by Growing Up in New Zealand Director Assoc Prof Susan Morton, Psychosocial and Cognitive Expert Advisors Assoc Prof Karen Waldie and Dr Elizabeth Peterson, and University of Auckland Senior Lecturer Dr Annette Henderson at the 19th Conference of the Australasian Human Development Association in Wellington/New Zealand


Members of the Growing Up in New Zealand team will provide information about the first 1000 days of development of the nearly 7000 children and families who are part of the Growing Up in New Zealand cohort.

A broad overview of the cohort at two years of age will be followed by presentations on the psychosocial and cognitive development of the diverse children in the cohort. In particular the presentations will report on the children’s social and cognitive development at 2 years of age measured using a specially adapted tool, as well as discussing the validity of a brief temperament measure in the New Zealand context and describing how the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire performed in these young children.

Associate Professor Susan Morton Now we are Two: Describing our first 1000 days
Associate Professor Karen Waldie Strengths and Difficulties in 2 year old New Zealanders: Findings from Growing Up in New Zealand
Dr Elizabeth Peterson A validation and cross cultural analysis of a new very short form temperament measure: findings from Growing Up in New Zealand
Dr Annette Henderson Validation of a short observational tool to assess inhibitory control, attention, sociability and motor control in 2 year olds: Findings from Growing Up in New Zealand

For more information visit the conference website