The use of a mobile app in health visiting to support school readiness

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620255
Title:
The use of a mobile app in health visiting to support school readiness
Authors:
Lee, Fiona; Wright, Paula
Abstract:
Starting school is a major milestone in family life, and there is increasing awareness that a child who is ‘ready for school’ when they begin full-time education is more likely to reach their full potential. This is not only in terms of academic achievement, but also social and behavioural skills, which have an impact later in adulthood (UNICEF, 2012). Health visitors’ responsibilities include supporting parents to maximise their child’s health and development from birth onwards—a complex and challenging remit for which they need to be continually developing engaging strategies and tools (Department of Health, 2009). This article reviews the collaborative development of a school readiness mobile app for Bridgewater Community Foundation NHS Trust. The project won the prestigious 2016 Journal of Health Visiting Award for School Readiness, and the University of Chester was recognised as a key collaborator in this innovative development. The article seeks to inspire health visiting colleagues to search for collaborative partners to address school readiness in an engaging way with parents.
Affiliation:
University of Chester; Bridgewater Foundation Trust
Citation:
Lee, F. & Wright, P. (2016). The use of a mobile app in health visiting to support school readiness. Journal of Health Visiting, 4(8), 407-410.
Publisher:
Mark Allen Group
Journal:
Journal of Health Visiting
Publication Date:
24-Aug-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620255
DOI:
10.12968/johv.2016.4.8.407
Additional Links:
http://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/abs/10.12968/johv.2016.4.8.407?af=R&
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in Journal of Health Visiting, copyright © MA Healthcare, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/johv.2016.4.8.407.
ISSN:
2050-8719
EISSN:
2052-2908
Appears in Collections:
Health and Social Care

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dc.contributor.authorLee, Fionaen
dc.contributor.authorWright, Paulaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-21T15:11:45Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-21T15:11:45Z-
dc.date.issued2016-08-24-
dc.identifier.citationLee, F. & Wright, P. (2016). The use of a mobile app in health visiting to support school readiness. Journal of Health Visiting, 4(8), 407-410.en
dc.identifier.issn2050-8719-
dc.identifier.doi10.12968/johv.2016.4.8.407-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620255-
dc.descriptionThis document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in Journal of Health Visiting, copyright © MA Healthcare, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/johv.2016.4.8.407.en
dc.description.abstractStarting school is a major milestone in family life, and there is increasing awareness that a child who is ‘ready for school’ when they begin full-time education is more likely to reach their full potential. This is not only in terms of academic achievement, but also social and behavioural skills, which have an impact later in adulthood (UNICEF, 2012). Health visitors’ responsibilities include supporting parents to maximise their child’s health and development from birth onwards—a complex and challenging remit for which they need to be continually developing engaging strategies and tools (Department of Health, 2009). This article reviews the collaborative development of a school readiness mobile app for Bridgewater Community Foundation NHS Trust. The project won the prestigious 2016 Journal of Health Visiting Award for School Readiness, and the University of Chester was recognised as a key collaborator in this innovative development. The article seeks to inspire health visiting colleagues to search for collaborative partners to address school readiness in an engaging way with parents.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMark Allen Groupen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/abs/10.12968/johv.2016.4.8.407?af=R&en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectSchool readinessen
dc.subjectMobile appsen
dc.subjecthealth visitorsen
dc.subjecteducationen
dc.subjectinformation technologyen
dc.subjectdeveloping skillsen
dc.titleThe use of a mobile app in health visiting to support school readinessen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn2052-2908-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chester; Bridgewater Foundation Trusten
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Health Visitingen
dc.date.accepted2016-08-04-
or.grant.openaccessYesen
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rioxxterms.identifier.projectunfundeden
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-08-24-
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