After School Tutoring Support for Students with SEN in Mainstream Schools Programme
When children with special educational needs (SEN) enter mainstream primary schools, parents are most worried about whether their child can adapt to the new environment and cope with the demands of homework, tests and examinations. To address the needs of children with SEN and their parents, Heep Hong Society implemented the three-year “After School Tutoring Support for Students with SEN in Mainstream Schools Programme” with the sponsorship of the Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged, providing intensive group tutorial for 240 children with SEN who are studying at mainstream Primary One or Two across Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and New Territories. This programme also introduces activities to improve children’s social communication and emotional management skills, while providing support services for the parents. It has been carried out for two years and received favourable response from teachers, social workers and parents.
- Reinforce the learning foundations of children with SEN through homework tutorial in all subjects so that they can manage the stress of studying and be more motivated in learning
- Strengthen children’s social communication and emotional management skills so that they are well prepared to overcome the challenges in their academic pursuits
- Equip parents with the knowledge of the characteristics of children with SEN and essential parenting skills; help them relieve parenting stress
- Provide comprehensive homework tutorial in a small group setting complemented with teaching the children learning methods
- Introduce “social communication training sessions” to strengthen children’s social communication and emotional management skills.