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I am a senior lecturer in child development in the Department of Educational Studies.  I have a PhD in developmental psychology.  My PhD research was in young children's outdoor play and learning and I continue to conduct research in this area.  I am a chief investigator in a multidisciplinary team known as the Sydney Playground Project.  We have investigated a range of physical and social outcomes for young children following our outdoor play intervention.  Future research directions include an examination of outdoor play and executive functions.  I also have an interest in disabilities, particularly low vision and blindness.

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Projects 2011 2019

Research Outputs 1996 2019

An observation-based instrument to measure what children with disabilities do on the playground: a Rasch analysis

Grady-Dominguez, P., Bundy, A., Ragen, J., Wyver, S., Villeneuve, M., Naughton, G., Tranter, P., Eakman, A., Hepburn, S. & Beetham, K., 2019, In : International journal of play. 8, 1, p. 79-93 15 p.

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Disabled Children

A playful introduction

Wyver, S. & Sandseter, E. B. H., 2 Jan 2019, In : International Journal of Play. 8, 1, p. 1-2 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialResearch

Open Access
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals

Before ‘us’ and ‘now’: developing a sense of historical consciousness and identity at the museum

Dunn, R. & Wyver, S., 2 Oct 2019, In : International Journal of Early Years Education. 27, 4, p. 360-373 14 p.

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historical consciousness
social history

Construct validity and test-retest reliability of the Coping Inventory (CI) for children with developmental disabilities

Beetham, K. S., Bundy, A. C., Wyver, S., Ragen, J., Villeneuve, M., Tranter, P. & Naughton, G., May 2019, In : The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association. 73, 4, p. 1-10 10 p.

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Developmental Disabilities
Disabled Children
Reproducibility of Results
Equipment and Supplies
Occupational Therapy