With a large team of professional staff and years of experience in serving children with developmental and learning problems and their families, Heep Hong has published the following publications and training package in Chinese to share its knowledge and experience with peer practitioners, parents and students.
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.
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.
Decoding Children’s Behaviors, published by Sing Tao Publishing Ltd, is written by the professional training team of Heep Hong Society. The book throws light on characteristics and common behavioral problems of children with autism, and provides parents and teachers with corresponding coping strategies through 30 authentic cases took place in schools, public areas and at home. The coping strategies recommended in the case studies are also applicable to children in general and serve to strengthen parent-child and teacher-student relationships.
It is not uncommon for local children to lead a sheltered life and depend on adults for daily self-care routines. For those with special needs, self-care could also be physically or mentally challenging. In the light of this, the Occupation Therapy Team of Heep Hong Society produced the handbook in an effort to equip parents with knowledge of developing children’s self-care skills and provide them with practical tips on tacking common self-care problems, particularly in the areas of eating, drinking, going to toilets, dressing and washing themselves.
It is not uncommon for children to lead a sheltered life and depend on adults for daily self-care routines. For those with special needs, self-care could also be physically or mentally challenging. In the light of this, the Occupation Therapy Team of Heep Hong Society produced the handbook in an effort to equip parents with knowledge of developing children’s self-care skills and provide them with practical tips on tacking common self-care problems, particularly in the areas of feeding, toileting, dressing and grooming. This book is avaliable in English, Urdu and Nepali for the convenience of parents. This book was sponsored by the Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged.
Children’s fine motor skills are interwoven with their daily lives. Most daily activities, ranging from brushing teeth, washing faces, eating to writing, making handicrafts, require the skillful use of fingers and hands. If their fine motor skills are not fine enough, their self-care, playing and in-class learning abilities will also be impaired. For children with fine motor developmental delay, early and proper training provided by parents are instrumental in rectifying the problems. The publication, based on the clinical experience of the Occupational Therapist Team of Heep Hong Society, covers the fine motor development needs and objectives of children aged up to six, and is compiled of 134 intriguing parent-child activities, which enable children polish their fine motor skills with the aid of commonly used domestic devices and resources, and save parents extra expense for expensive toys. The publication was written by the Occupational Therapist Team of Heep Hong Society, and published by Sing Tao Publishing Ltd.
Parents may overlook the implications of oral motor disorders that can affect young children’s ability in pronunciation and speech. With the aim to enrich parents’ understanding of oral-motor disorders and its influence on language development of young children, this book is compiled to highlight oral-motor therapy in the areas of drooling, swallowing, blowing and sucking, and offers over forty oral-motor training activities for pre-school to primary school students to practise at home. The book was written by the Speech Therapist Team of Heep Hong Society, and published by Sing Tao Publishing Ltd.
Vocabulary is essential in developing listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Generally speaking, a complete language system could be developed in the course of school learning and daily interactions. Nevertheless, if at the age of four, children exhibit the following signs of weakness in vocabulary learning: slow in picking up vocabulary; having limited vocabulary; over-generalization of vocabulary meaning; weak organization power of lexicon, failure of connecting lexicon in a systematic and logical manner; inefficient retrieval of lexicon; and weak in acquiring abstract expressions, parents might have to go to extra lengths to help them boost their vocabulary acquisition abilities. With this in view, Fun with Vocabulary Learning (for children aged 3-5) and Fun with Vocabulary Learning (for children aged 5-7) were published by the Speech Therapist Team of Heep Hong Society to help children strengthen their memory, knowledge, network and retrieval of lexicon through intriguing and progressive classification, odd-man out, convergent naming and divergent naming exercises. The book also throws light on developing creative home training to facilitate children’s language development. The Vocabulary Learning Series is sponsored by Po & Helen Chung Foundation.