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We’re hiring!

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Come and join the Quirky Kid Clinic and be part of an incredible team of  Educational and Developmental professionals, working with inspiring children and families.

You will be invited to participate in all aspects of our business like publishing, product development, networking and working creatively with children. If this sounds like something you would like to do… Please apply.

We have part-time positions for psychologists in Sydney and Wollongong and a further casual position in Wollongong for an early intervention professional.

Visit our website for more information about our team https://childpsychologist.com.au/about-us/our-team and the employment pages for Position description and details on how to apply https://childpsychologist.com.au/about-us/employment

We look forward to hearing from you!

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A new face at Quirky Kid Sydney

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

We are proud to introduce Julie Co as our new Early Intervention Specialist. Julie will be coordinating the service delivery for children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental difficulties in collaboration with our psychology team.

Our New Early Intervention Specialist - Julie Co

Julie Co has had extensive training and experience as a senior applied behaviour analysis (ABA) therapist and is currently working on gaining her registration as a provisional psychologist. She has been providing early intervention for children on the spectrum since 2004 and draws on her skills and current research to develop and implement individualised early intervention programs and strategies. Her full biography is available on our website.

With a focus on outcome, functionality, and practicality, Julie provides ABA therapy as part of a well-rounded intervention program that targets various aspects of the child’s daily life. Such as:

  • Behaviour management and cognitive development
  • Developing social skills and communication

About our early intervention:

We recognise the growing need for effective and well coordinated Early Intervention Services for children with an ASD and will focus on delivering individualised and outcome-focused programs for our clients in Sydney and Wollongong. This initiative will include the following:

  • Delivering individualised intervention programs and Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) therapy in the clinic, home, and school settings;
  • Facilitating specialised workshops for parents, carers, siblings and families;
  • Facilitating “The Best of Friends” and other Quirky Kid programs.

Visit our Early Intervention page: https://childpsychologist.com.au/service/early-intervention.

If you would like more information about Quirky Kid Clinic, Julie Co, our Early Intervention Services or another enquiry, we would love to hear from you. Please call us on +61 2 9362 9297 or contact us.

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Brazil Education Conference

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Educador Congress 2012 - Kimberley O’Brien

Kimberley O’Brien, our principal child psychologist, and Quirky Kid are proud to be invited to present during the 2012 Educador Congress.

Educador Congress 2012 in Brazil - Kimberley O’Brien

The congress is  the largest education event in Latin America and will gather more than 100 speakers to discuss the issue “Family, Society and School: where do we want to go?” Our theme will be: Practical Strategies for social, emotional and behaviour issues for children and adolescents, or in Portuguese: ‘Estratégias Práticas para solução de problemas sociais, emocionais e comportamentais em crianças e adolescentes’.

The event Combines different issues related to the educational universe such as Teacher Education, Childhood Education and the Early Years, Learning Difficulties and Interdisciplinary Education, Bullying, Limits and others.

Quirky Kid publishing will also showcase our resources to the local industry including our newts program. Power Up: Using performance psychology to compete at your best.

You can read an article by Kimberley on the conference topic at the resources pages on our website.

If you are heading that way the following factsheet can be helpful. http://www.futuroeventos.com.br/fact-sheet/.

To book visit: http://www.futuroeventos.com.br/educar/en/

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New Professional Workshops

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Therapeutic Resources for Children and Families - New Workshops of QK.

 Therapeutic Resources for Children and Families - New Workshops of QK.Quirky Kid in collaboration with the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) are proud to present a  series of workshops called ‘Therapeutic Resources for Children and Families’ around Australia.

We will be touching base in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane between May and June 2012.

Designed for developmental psychologists, educators, social workers and human resources professionals, this workshop includes clinical case examples to illustrate how to use therapeutic resources to address a broad range of issues.

Presented by author, illustrator and developmental psychologist, Kimberley O’Brien, this workshop includes examples of visual recording techniques and resource applications to engage individuals, siblings, students and families.

 

 

More information and booking details are available by following the links below:

Download a Flyer for more information and help to promote the workshop.

You can find our more about the our resources at the Quirky Kid Shoppe

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The Best of Friends @ Moriah College

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Moriah College in Sydney and 'The Best of Friends' Program

Recently, the Quirky Kid Clinic worked with school staff from Year 5 at Moriah College in Sydney to facilitate the popular ‘The Best of Friends’ in the classroom setting.

Moriah College in Sydney and 'The Best of Friends' Program

This 6 weeks program covered areas such as Making Friends, Social Skills, Empathy, Compromise, and Peacemaking in friendships. 

Students participated in a range of activities including painting, play dough, role play, and multimedia presentations while discussing the finer points of friendship and playground issues.

Each child was given a “Quirky Kid Tool Kit” including materials for the day as well as making use of the Quirky Kid Resources. Information sheet for parents were provided so they could also help their children to build social skills.

We are very satisfied with parental and school feedback on the positive outcomes the workshop has achieved so far.

Moriah Colleague Principal and Teaching staff were incredibly supportive and showed great commitment toward students social development.

  • If you would like some information on ‘The Best of Friends™ workshop for your child’s classroom, please contact us on 02 9362-9297
  • This program has been present in many schools around Sydney like, St Thomas, St Catherine’s School and others. We also run our workshops in in Sydney, Wollongong, and Melbourne.
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