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31st March 2022.

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What's the Buzz?
Clinical trials

Clinical study

The preliminary results for the world-first clinical trial on the efficacy of the 'What's the Buzz? Social and Emotional Literacy program' have now been collated and evaluated.

The trial was conducted by an independent researcher, Adele;

It ran here in South Australia for the first 6 months of 2018 and 2,000 school students aged from 4 to 10 years of age, educators and parents took part. A special thank you to South Australian educators - we were overwhelmed by your enthusiasm to be part of the trial! Thanks to so many of you who showed grit and stuck with it! Feedback was sought from students, educators and parents. Experimental and control groups were compared, and all 16 lessons from the EARLY LEARNER's program were used.

Teachers scored students higher in self-awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision making after completing a 'What's the Buzz?' group compared to those students in the control group who did not participate in a 'What's the Buzz? program. Furthermore, the improvement in responsible decision making was statistically significant.

At this time (Early 2019), the results from parents and students are still being evaluated, although the early indications look just as strong as the teacher feedback.

'What's the Buzz?' is now considered as a rigorously evaluated evidenced-based program.