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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 […]

Cyberbullying

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

What is Cyberbullying? Cyberbullying refers to bullying that occurs through information and communication technology such as phone calls, text messages, emails, Internet chat rooms, instant messaging and social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook. Cyberbullying activities include leaving insulting or offensive messages on social networking sites, spreading rumors online, sending unwanted emails, text messages […]

Sex Education

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Sexual education is a lifelong process of acquiring information and forming attitudes, beliefs, and values about such important topics as identity, relationships, and intimacy. Parents often wonder when sexual education for children should be introduced, or who is responsible for educating children on sexuality. Development and Sexual Education Infants and Toddlers – Children begin to […]