Resources

The Face It cards

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

We are delighted to introduce our new resource – The FACE IT Cards. The FACE IT collection always makes an impression! This set of thirty-five (35) hand-drawn cards, depicting a wide range of facial expressions, are designed to engage children and adults from diverse social and cultural backgrounds as well as those on the Autism […]

Managing Attention Difficulties

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What is attention? Attention is the cognitive process of concentrating on one aspect of the environment while ignoring other things. Examples of attention include listening to one conversation while ignoring others that are going on in a room, or focusing on what is happening in the classroom when there is a sports lesson going on […]

Auditory Processing Difficulties

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What is Auditory Processing? Auditory Processing refers to the brain’s ability to recognise and interpret the sounds from the surrounding environment. People with Auditory Processing difficulties do not process information in the same way as others, as their ears and brain to not completely co-ordinate. Something adversely affects the way these people recognise and interpret […]

Cyberbullying Research

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Presented by senior researchers from the UTS Health Psychology Unit, this lecture unravels the facts about cyber bullying. It debunks media stereotypes of perpetrators and victims, lays bare its costs to individuals and communities and offers practical pathways for solutions and healing. Cyber Bullying Audio This Material was possible due the generosity of UTSpeaks 

Parenting Gay Children

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Some parents may find it very difficult to discover their child is homosexual. Common reactions  on learning that your child is homosexual include shock, disbelief, disappointment, sorrow, guilt and confusion. Furthermore, parents also may also  feel as though they have done something wrong, that their way of parenting was inappropriate or that they have failed […]

Getting Children to Eat Their Veggies

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For most parents, getting children to eat vegetables can sometimes be a difficult task. Dinner table tantrums and cries of distaste are a familiar scene to many households, leaving parents to come up with clever ways to coax vegetables into fussy tummies. From hiding vegetables in children’s meals to dramatic battles between wills, (“no you […]