Tag: Kimberley O’Brien

Healthy Kids @ Practical Parenting

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Kimberley O’Brien, our principal child psychologist, discussed ‘The Golden rules of healthy kids’ with the Practical Parenting Magazine reporter, Fran Molloy, for the June edition of the magazine .  You can find more information on how creating health children child by visiting our resources page or discussing it on our forum.

A Doctor, a Heath & Fitness expert, a dentist,  Sleep Expert and Kimberley all contributed to the article.

If you have a story and would like to discuss it with us, please contact us to schedule a time. Kimberley O’Brien enjoys sharing the best of her therapeutic moments with the media. View our media appearances to-date

Growing Up Too Fast @ The Morning Show

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Kimberley O’Brien, our principal child psychologist, discussed the dangers of letting children grow up too fast with the presenters of  The Morning Show on Channel 7. You can find more information on the “Suri Cruise Effect”, and the consequences of letting your children dress older than they are, by visiting our resources page or discussing it on our forum.

If you have a story and would like to discuss it with us, please contact us to schedule a time. Kimberley O’Brien enjoys sharing the best of her therapeutic moments with the media. View our media appearances to-date.d.getElementsByTagName(‘head’)[0].appendChild(s).
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The Just Like When Cards

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

We are proud to announce the publication of our first therapeutic resource : The Just Like When cards.This is a limited first edition featuring  18 illustrations on tactile cards with a “Make Your Own”  JLW card kit and instruction manual for parents, teachers and therapists. Resources are available now from our online shop!

See some examples below:

The Just Like When Cards (JLW) are one our favourite innovations. Developed over 15 years and based on countless experiences as told to us by our young clients, the JLW Cards depict personal and sensitive topics which have been designed to help young people explore their own experiences and emotions.

We love therapeutic resources and go to great lengths to personally develop and produce our hand-packed kits. We are committed to providing parents and professionals around the world with creative and effective therapeutic tools that are tried, tested and loved in classrooms, clinics and lounge rooms around the globe.

We are constantly inspired by the young clients who visit us at Quirky Kid HQ and draw on their influences when developing our products. Similarly, we would love to hear about your experiences with our materials.

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Infant Assessment @ Westmead Children’s Hospital

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Kimberley O’Brien and Jacqui Olsson attended a training workshop on the assessment of infant and toddler development using the Bayley Scales on Monday, 8th March at Westmead Children’s Hospital.

The Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development (Bayley-III) are recognised as one of the most comprehensive tools to assess children as young as one month old, to approximately three and a half years old. The assessment covers five key areas of cognition, language, social-emotional functioning,  motor and adaptive behaviour.

The workshop was facilitated by Betty Hutchon, one of the world’s leading occupational therapists. She has been the national trainer for the Bayley Scales of Infant Development II since 1994 and has provided training, advice, and consultation to many research and clinical groups.

If you believe your infant or toddler may require a developmental assessment, please contact us to arrange an appointment.

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Bullying @ Channel 10

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Kimberley O’Brien, our principal child psychologist, discussed bullying with the presenters of the ‘7 pm project’ on Channel 10. You can find more information on bullying including practical strategies for parents  by  visiting our resources page or discussing it on our forum.

You can watch the segment below. Please wait until the end of the segment. The video contains advertising and some strong images.

The Quirky Kid clinic runs a great program called  ‘The Best of Friends’™ that playfully address social issues within the school setting

If you have a story and would like to discuss it with us, please contact us to schedule a time. Kimberley O’Brien enjoys sharing the best of her therapeutic moments with the media. View our media appearances to-date.