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Transition to School

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Recently, Kimberley O’Brien discussed ‘transition to school’and the pressures children and teenagers face at school particularly as they head into Year 6, 7 and 12 with MTR 1377 Talk Show Presenter  Colette Mann, from Melbourne This was an interesting conversation and you can listen to the podcast by clicking below: You can further participate on […]

Helping Kids with Homework

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Naturally, parents want to help their children and to see them succeed, but where do you draw the line with regards to their homework? Parents often assist children by sitting down to help with homework, sometimes checking for mistakes, and occasionally completing entire projects. Some research shows that helping with homework can be beneficial for […]

Children and Natural Disasters

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Posted on by Dr. Kimberley O'Brien

Natural disasters can be very traumatic for children and adults, alike. Often they happen suddenly, with little time to react, and can leave behind a great deal of destruction to land, homes, and people’s lives. Following disasters such as the recent floods in Queensland and Victoria, parents are often left wondering how best to address […]

ASD and Repetitive Behaviour

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) are lifelong developmental disabilities characterised by marked difficulties in social interaction, impaired communication, restricted and repetitive interests/behaviours, and sensory sensitivities. It is called a spectrum disorder as each child may be affected in a different way. The severity of the disorder can range from mild to severe, and includes Autism, Asperger’s […]

Young athletes and performers

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Many young people are beginning to push the boundaries of their chosen pursuit to an elite or professional level from their early teens. It is not uncommon to begin representing your country whilst still in high school, or begin professional or semi-professional careers in the performing arts industry. There are many challenges associated with being […]

ADHD and Education

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Recent discussions on education is pointing to the need for re-thinking the way children receive education. Here at the Quirky Kid Clinic, we have long advocated on a child-focused approach where each child receives the most appropriate education strategy or intervention. We work from the child’s perspective, making use of strong creative approaches and make […]