All About Kids


All About Kids

Practitioners at this location

Amanda Bentley

Psychologist

Amanda is a registered Psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. Amanda has a background in disabilities, particularly working with children and young adults, including their families; this includes (but not limited to) intellectual disability, autism, down syndrome and cerebral palsy. Helping individuals achieve their full potential through addressing the underlying causes of challenging behaviours remains a focus for Amanda. Amanda is also interested in the body and mind relationship, in particular with the impacts of trauma. Incorporating animals, such as horses and dogs as a tool in therapy is also a keen area of interest. Having studied at the University of Queensland, Amanda went on to work with the McIntyre Centre Riding for Disabled, focusing on developing and implementing programs for young adults with disabilities. A genuine interest and affection for people, motivates Amanda to provide ongoing assistance to people. More broadly Amanda has worked across a variety of industries in both government and private sector, gaining broad life experience and a broad range of life challenges. On a personal level, Amanda has a young family, on a property and is passionate about horses.

Janelle Jones

Psychologist

Janelle Jones is a Psychologist, Educational and Career Development Consultant with the team at All About Kids. She has post graduate qualifications in psychology, education, counselling, career development, and more than twenty-five years-experience working with children and their families within the educational sector, as a teacher, academic leader, guidance, and careers counsellor. She has a passion for parenting, child behaviour management and educational accommodations for children with diverse needs. With Masters level qualifications in education (leadership and administration; guidance and counselling); post graduate qualifications in psychology and career development, she is able to provide an individualised level of support in these areas. Janelle has extensive experience in learning difficulties, is experienced in working within the school setting with both children and adolescents exhibiting a wide range of difficulties. Janelle offers a unique service, which crosses the educational, psychological, careers and social-emotional domains.

Karen Smibert

Occupational Therapist

Karen graduated from University of Queensland in 2004 and has worked in various fields of Occupational Therapy. She took a break from working to raise her 4 energetic boys and is so happy to be back working as an Occupational Therapist in Paediatrics. Karen understands the demands of family life and believes strongly in family-centred therapy and parent education so that the benefits gained in a therapy session can be realistically extended and built upon at home and school. Karen loves to learn and improve her understanding of the specific needs of children so that she can achieve the most positive outcomes. She understands that all children are very different to each other, so her sessions are customised for individual and family circumstances,

Mr Cameron O'Reilly

Occupational Therapist

Cameron is a driven and passionate Occupational Therapist who strives to provide meaningful and enjoyable intervention to provide children with the best possible opportunity for growth. Cameron’s passions originate from experiencing the world of professional medicine/allied health from a young age in his own family background and seeing first hand the importance of a client and family centred approach to therapy. Having graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Cameron spent the first 2 years working within a private paediatric clinic in the north shore of Sydney. Cameron has various experiences in the disability and play therapy sectors, school-based and both public/private paediatric therapy fields.

Tsun Fai (Kelvin) Ip

Psychologist

Tsun Fai Ip (Kelvin) is a general psychologist registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA) and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). He has extensive experience in childhood and adolescent mental health, such as emotional regulation, anxiety and anger management. Particularly, he is passionate about working with young individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), providing 1-on-1 psychological therapy. He is skilled in conducting diagnostic assessment for ASD (e.g., ADOS-2 and CARS-2), as well as cognitive and achievement assessment for developmental/learning-related difficulties (e.g., WISC-V and WIAT-III). Kelvin is an advocate of play-based therapy, an approach that has shown positive outcomes with regards to social communication development. In sessions, he often uses LEGO (a commonly adored tool) to create learning opportunities for his clients. Through joint activities and structured play, young individuals will be able to develop their social skills (e.g., turn-taking, sharing, and collaborative problem-solving). This also supports their self-esteem and help them feel calm and relaxed in the clinician’s room, as they are doing something that they are good at or enjoy. Impressively, Kelvin is a trilingual speaker, who is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, and English.

Vy Chuang

Speech Pathologist