Welcome to Little Seeds Therapy. My name is Julie Dini and I am an Educational and Developmental Psychologist from Adelaide, South Australia.
I have been working as a psychologist for over 25 years, providing assessment and therapy for a wide range of childhood issues. I know that one of the first steps to improve children's behaviour, is to help them learn about feelings. However, it is not always easy to do and it can be especially hard for children with disabilities such as autism, intellectual disability or children who've had difficult childhoods.
Children love to play and I’ve always used games and cards in therapy. I was looking for some emotions cards, but I couldn’t find anything which realistically showed feelings in children.
So in July 2019 I decided I would create my own and The Dealing in Feelings emotions cards were born!
Last year I wrote Feelings and Me, a fun picture book for young children which features some very expressive animals all with different feelings.
I love hearing from families about how much my products have helped them and their child, and this motivates me to develop new ideas.
My vision is to continue to create engaging and fun educational games, cards and books that help children learn and talk about emotions.
I love working with children and I know there are many wonderful therapists, teachers and most importantly parents who do an amazing job every day helping kids.
I hope you will find some inspiration at Dealing in Feelings
Dini J 'Foster Care' in Rubin, I.L, Merrick, J (eds) Health Care for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Across the Lifespan 3 edition Graydanus, D.E Patel D.R., Springer International Switzerland 2016 pp103-110.
ASSID Australasian Association of Study of Intellectual Disability National Conference, Melbourne November 2008
Paper: Alternative Care Disability Support Program. A specialist intervention program for children with disabilities and their foster carers in South Australia.
Foster Family-Based Treatment Association Annual Conference
Houston, Texas July 2008
Paper: Alternative Care Disability Support Program. A specialist intervention program for children with disabilities and their foster carers in South Australia
Disability SA Annual Conference Adelaide Nov 22nd 2007
Paper: Abnormal Eating Behaviour in Foster Children
National Parenting Conference Child and Youth Health. Adelaide 6th September 2004
Paper: Evaluation of Parent training program for Parents with children with Developmental Delay and Challenging Behaviour
Co-nominated for National Investment in The Early Years SA Award (NIFTY) 2004