Developmental Learning Package (Limited Edition)
Please refer to the Chinese version.
SCERTS Model Activity Guide
PEP - 3 (Chinese Edition – Revised) with CD-ROM
The Chinese Edition of Psychoeducational Profile - Third Edition (hereinafter named as CPEP-3) is translated from the original PEP-3 published by the Division TEACCH of the University of North Carolina in the U.S. PEP-3 is the assessment tool of the TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication handicapped CHildren) model which has received worldwide recognition as one the most effective training models for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. PEP-3 not only includes items for professional assessment, but also incorporated “Caregiver Report” to give a full view of children with autism to trainers. In the Chinese edition, Heep Hong has made reference and adjustment to fit the Chinese culture and unique characteristics of the Chinese population. Since its publication, CPEP-3 has been very popular among the rehabilitation and special education sector in Mainland China, Taiwan, and other Chinese communities. Heep Hong has conducted a reliability and validity study on the CPEP-3, and proved it to be a reliable and valid assessment tool that is suitable for Chinese autistic children. Through the study, we have established for the first time a Chinese norm for children with autism and normal development. These data enable practitioners in Chinese communities to more accurately analyze individual child’s behavior and development. The result of the study has been included in the CPEP - 3 – Revised Version. In this revised version, we have also enhanced the scoring CD, which helps user to calculate the assessment scores and, based on which, a list of suggested training objectives is provided. The user can then consult our newly published “Training Package for Autistic Children (New Edition)” to formulate the training plans with training objectives and activities for the children. The CPEP - 3 - Revised Version includes a package of Examiner’s Manual, Guide to Item Administration, Picture Book, Caregiver Report, Examiner Scoring and Summary Booklet and Response Booklet as well as a scoring CD plus a full set of assessment tools.
The Training Package for Autistic Children (New Edition)
The Training Package for Autistic Children (New Edition) is comprised of a set of six books, for use in combination with the Chinese PEP-3. It provides a detailed explanation of the key concepts and teaching strategies of the TEACCH approach as well as over 200 training objectives and 1,000 activities developed with reference but not limited to the Chinese PEP-3 assessment items. They are arranged by level of difficulty, which enables trainers to formulate training plans based on the assessment results. The Package is also an excellent reference for parents. Compared with the old training package, this new version has included an elaborate explanation on the theoretical base, pre-requisite skills and sequence for learning in each of the domains, namely Cognitive Verbal/Pre-verbal, Expressive and Receptive Language, Fine Motor, Gross Motor, Visual/Motor Imitation, Social Reciprocity, Affective Expression, and Personal Self-care. The number of training objectives and activities has been significantly increased with tips on modifications and adaptation to suit individual child’s needs. In particular, the training activities in social reciprocity and affective expression have been strengthened to address autistic children’s core deficits in these aspects. A DVD demonstrating the implementation procedures of the TEACCH program is also included to facilitate the trainers’ understanding on the application of the TEACCH model.
Children Development SeriesMore
SCERTS Model Activity Guide
De-coding Sensory Behavior: Understanding Sensory Processing Difficulties and Related Support Strategies for Children
Child Talk: A Language Development Toolkit for Parents
Play is the key to unlock children’s potential in the domains of intellectual, physical, language, social emotional development, as well as problem-solving, creativity and logical thinking. Written by the speech therapist team of Heep Hong Society, Child Talk consists of 75 activities for promoting children’s language and cognitive development from birth to six years. Parents will find a myriad of ideas of using simple games and everyday activities to motivate children to learn and communicate. The activities are designed to enhance parent-child interaction while developing children’s language potential in a natural and enjoyable way. Each chapter presents an overview of language ability and key learning points at a particular developmental stage, paired with 15 easy-to-follow activities. The activities are built on children’s interests and include a set of learning objectives, materials used, steps and targeted vocabulary/sentence structures. Parents can make use of daily objects at home to play with their children, which can, in fact, provide a lot of fun and learning opportunities. Child Talk also includes 18 frequently asked questions in the areas of oromotor, articulation and language development. The answers to those questions will equip parents with the essential knowledge of children’s speech and language development. Published by Sing Tao Publishing Ltd., Child Talk is available in local bookstores. Members of the Society can enjoy a discounted price at the Society's centres.
Step by Step: A Guide to Enhancing Autistic Children’s Communication Skills
Children with autism spectrum disorder often encounter delayed language development. Even when verbal ability is developed, they have difficulties in communication. Written by our speech therapist team, this book was well-received by parents when it was first published in 2009. In 2017, the team revised the guide to help parents grasp the language features and communication styles of autistic children as well as their own communication styles in order to strengthen their two-way communication using the ‘Step by Step’ approach.
Primary One Made Easy
Parents often have mixed feelings about their autistic children entering mainstream primary schools. On one hand, they are pleased that their children have the ability and opportunity to learn with other kids. On the other hand, they are uncertain about whether their children can adapt to a new environment and school life. The manual targets the typical obstacles encountered by autistic students, such as emotional management, adaptation to a new environment, observing new rules, self-care, socailising and understanding others' feeling. With the experience and expertise of Heep Hong Society's professional team, this 6-chapter manual addresses the causes of and solutions to such problems. It also provides diverse family activities to help parents and their children prepared for primary school life.
Story Book: Making Friends with Autistic Peers
Understanding, acceptance and support by teachers and fellow students are essential for the successful integration of autistic children into ordinary schools. With this in mind, Making Friends with Autistic Peers was published to enable students in ordinary schools to have a deeper understanding of the traits and behavioral characteristics of their autistic peers in the hope that students could make friends with each other and study together under a harmonious learning environment. The book was sponsored by the Keswick Foundation, and will be distributed free to participants in relevant seminars.
Infinity Star Academy: A Storybook on Integrated Education
As more and more children with special needs return to mainstream schools, students have more chances to interact with their peers with special needs at mainstream schools. However, do they truly understand and accept their ‘special’ schoolmates? Infinity Star Academy: A Storybook on Integrated Education is a picture book designed for normal primary school children and their parents. It tells a riveting story against a backdrop of an imaginary quasi-school environment in simple language and with colourful pictures. Guided by an educational psychologist and a social worker, children are encouraged to reflect on their own behavior and attitude from the perspective of an outsider, and gain a better understanding of dyslexia, autism and attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder. The storybook also offers tips to parents and teachers on cultivating empathy in their children, helping them develop healthy interpersonal relationships, and accept their classmates who are differently abled, with an effort to create a harmonious school environment. Siu Lam, the protagonist, has recently moved to the Infinity Star. At his new school, Infinity Academy, every child is endowed with a special talent. With help from teachers and classmates, everyone can develop his or her potential. However, not everyone fits in at school. Taro is often socially isolated and teased. On a camping trip, a terrifying incident happens – Taro has gone missing! Where has he gone? How do the children at the Infinity Star Academy find him? What changes do they go through after this experience? If you want to know the rest of the story, why don’t you begin this adventure on ‘Infinity Star’ now? The publication was sponsored by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.
Handbook of Helping Autistic Children Studying in Mainstream Schools
As more and more children with autism or Asperger syndrome integrate into mainstream schools, teachers and the public are looking for a better understanding of those children. In view of this, our psychologists and therapists prepared this book to expound on the behaviors and emotions of those children with case studies, followed by feasible teaching strategies. The book was sponsored by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.
Mindful Parent Project Handbook
In the past decade, many studies found that mindfulness exercises significantly reduce pressure of parents, foster children’s health and increase families’ happiness. So, what is mindfulness? How do we apply it to parenting? The book is sponsored by Zonta Club of the New Territories. Parents will learn about theories and studies of pressure, stress management, mindfulness exercises and the application to parenting in this book. Parents can better manage their emotions and also their children's emotions, as well as reduce pressure derived from parenting. Book Illustrations by Ah Ko make abstract concepts easily understandable.
‘Happy Parenting’ Programme – Parent Handbook
Composed of eight booklets, the handbook helps parents master 20 essential parenting techniques specifically designed for raising children with special educational needs. Parents will learn how to build relationships with their children, prevent and handle behavior problems, and set up a comprehensive parenting plan.
Walking Hand in Hand with Children
Please refer to Chinese version.
Walking Hand in Hand with Children
The second edition of this book has collected articles from 36 parents, who shared with readers their thoughts and feelings in bringing up children with special needs.