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.
Traiing Manual on TEACCH for Children with Autism(Simplified Chinese)
The newly published “Training on TEACCH for Children with Autism”is written in simplified characters, systematically expounds on TEACCH model in a concise, highly illustrated, step-by-step format, with the explanation of cases from the field. Both teachers and parents, as long as this book and the accompanying CD in hand, can quickly grasp the essence of TEACCH and apply it in classroom or at home.
The Activity Guides for Pre-school Education
Since its first publication in 1986, the Developmental Learning Package has been popular with practitioners and parents in Hong Kong, Macao and the Mainland for its practicality. In the light of its surging demand, the Developmental Learning Package has been duly revised by multi-disciplinary professionals of Heep Hong Society to form The Activity Guides for Pre-school Education, which is composed of a set of six books featuring a full range of activities for training children in six aspects (namely gross motor, fine motor, cognitive, language, self-care, social and emotion) to equip pre-school practitioners and parents with the knowledge and skills for training children with developmental delay problems or special educational needs. The Activity Guides for Pre-school Education illustrates the theoretical background of different training concepts, and features over 3,300 functional developmental activities in six developmental aspects, namely gross motor, fine motor, cognitive, language, self-care, social and emotion. The activities are designed in age sequence (from birth to 6 years old) for training in everyday life, including individual training activities, home programmes, specific therapies and school programmes, etc. Samples and illustration of different teaching and training materials are also provided. The Activity Guides for Pre-school Education is applicable to normal children, and, in particular, children with developmental delay and learning difficulties. It serves as a practical guide for training children with different levels of development after conducting assessment with the aid of the Development Assessment Chart and identifying the key learning and training objectives for children with the aid of the Developmental Learning Package – Curriculum Guide.
Children Development SeriesMore
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.
Big Feet Playground－Sensory Awareness and Physical Activities for Children 0-3 Years
Written by paediatric physiotherapists of the Society who are also parents themselves, Big Feet Playground－Sensorimotor and Physical Activities for Children 0-3 Years comprises over 120 home training activities to help infants and toddlers develop their awareness and perception of their seven body senses and motor coordination competences. Parents can refer to the lists of physical development milestones in every chapter to keep track of their children’s progress. The activities are also specifically designed to be interactive and fun — perfect for building parent-child relationship and quality family time in children’s early years.
Parent Manual on Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
For children with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), studies revealed that the absence of attention, emotion-processing abilities and social-communication skills are merely symptoms, and the core of the problems facing them lies in the impairment of their executive function. Therefore, general parenting and teaching strategies might not be applicable to children affected. This Manual, published by Sing Tao Publishing Ltd, is written by Heep Hong Society. It throws light on causes and features of children with ADHD, and provides parents with about 40 corresponding training activities to enhance the learning and self-care abilities of children with ADHD.
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.
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.
From the perspective of psychology, ‘HOPE’ is not ephemeral emotion or personal expectation; it is the perceived capability to view barriers as challenges to overcome and use their pathways to create new routes to achieve their desired goals. Hope Stories is the first parent self-guidance book of its kind in Hong Kong. Parents of children with special needs featured in the 13 family stories of the book exemplify how people of high hope steadily accomplish their goals with resilience. Hope theory suggests that every person can acquire higher levels of hope through learning and practice. Professional guidance included serves to help readers develop their hope skills. The publication was sponsored by Eu Yan Sang Charitable Foundation Company Limited.