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Children Development Series

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.


The Language Learning Package for Pre-primary Children (Enhanced Edition)

The Language Learning Package for Pre-primary Children (Enhanced Edition)

Foreign research shows that 20%–30% of preschool children are potentially dyslexic. Local studies have similar findings that 27% of kindergarten 2 children and 25% of kindergarten 3 children in Hong Kong are potentially dyslexic. To support these children, Heep Hong Society’s ‘Read and Write: A Jockey Club Learning Support Network’ Working Group initiated a three-year project of research and development, design, trials and effectiveness studies to develop suitable teaching and learning materials.The Language Learning Package for Pre-primary Children was launched in 2009. In the following year, the Society embarked on a three-year partnership with 18 kindergartens, where The Language Learning Package was incorporated into the curriculum. The effectiveness studies revealed that after receiving one year of support services, the 311 children identified as potentially dyslexic have shown substantial improvement in their listening, speaking, reading and writing abilities. Around 30% of them were no longer identified as having potential learning difficulties. The Society published The Language Learning Package for Pre-primary Children (Enhanced Edition) in May 2014, compiling the extensive clinical experience and insights of educational psychologists, speech therapists, occupational therapists and preschool teachers. The Enhanced Edition comprises a teacher’s manual, and two learning activities handbooks (each accompanied by a resource CD-ROM) tailor-made for kindergarten 2 (K2) and kindergarten 3 (K3) students. The contents of the handbooks are divided into several learning categories, including listening, speaking, reading and writing. A total of 144 learning activities are included. The Enhanced Edition will help early childhood educators use the teaching materials more effectively and, therefore, make learning more enjoyable for young children.   The publication was sponsored by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.

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To be distributed for free to participants in relevant seminars or functions
READ & WRITE: Supporting Dyslexic Students – Parent Education CD-ROM

READ & WRITE: Supporting Dyslexic Students – Parent Education CD-ROM

The Parent Education CD-ROM focuses on 3 main areas, namely (1) Chinese learning support; (2) child-rearing support; and (3) parent emotion support. The Chinese learning support series covers word recognition, dictation, reading proficiency, comprehension, writing skills, etc. The child-rearing support series includes homework management, concentration, learning motivation, etc. The parent emotion support series is about emotional management and positive thinking. Student counselors / social workers can make use of the CD-ROM to conduct parent education in a systematic manner, or as a course framework for the formation of children learning or training groups.

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To be distributed for free to participants in relevant seminars or functions.
Primary One Made Easy

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.

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The book is sponsored by Van Tze Zung Charity Foundation. It is distributed for free to participants in Heep Hong Society’s seminars or activities.
The Activity Guides for Pre-school Education

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. 

Membership Price:
HK$810 (applicable to parents of children at Heep Hong centres, members of Heep Hong Parents' Association and members of the Junior Gateway Club)
The Pre-school Teaching Plan & Activity Guide

The Pre-school Teaching Plan & Activity Guide

Based on educational psychology and teaching experience, The Pre-school Teaching Plan & Activity Guide was produced by professionals of Heep Hong Society for the purpose of sharing their knowledge and experience with practitioners in teaching children with special needs. Topics covered in the 4 books interweave with daily lives of children aged 3 to 6, including (i) knowing more about themselves, their families and household fixtures and fittings; (ii) their kindergartens, transport and the natural environment; (iii) the community and festive occasions; (iv) animals & food. Each unit is comprised of 3 teaching plans devised for children of advanced, medium and lower capabilities respectively so as to provide pre-school teachers with a more comprehensive teaching guide. 

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HK$400 (Per set)
Membership Price:
HK$360 (Per set) (applicable to parents of children at Heep Hong centres, members of Heep Hong Parents' Association and members of the Junior Gateway Club)
The Training Package for Autistic Children (New Edition)

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.

Price:
HK$900
Membership Price:
HK$810 (applicable to parents of children at Heep Hong centres, members of Heep Hong Parents' Association and members of the Junior Gateway Club)
Developmental Learning Package – Curriculum Guide and Development Assessment Chart (Revised Edition) (Traditional Chinese / Simplified Chinese versions)

Developmental Learning Package – Curriculum Guide and Development Assessment Chart (Revised Edition) (Traditional Chinese / Simplified Chinese versions)

This twin set of books on children's developmental learning was contributed by a professional team consists of dozens of staff members under the supervision of a board of paediatricians and consultants. Since its first draft in 2003, trial teaching had been undertaken by Heep Hong's teachers, whose feedback was painstakingly adapted to fine-tune the content. Produced on the basis of developmental stages of ordinary children from birth to six years old, the Developmental Assessment Charts was slightly modified to be applicable to both ordinary children and those with mental retardation or disabilities.   The Package helps teachers and parent grasp the key learning and training objectives for their children at different developmental stages and prepare appropriate training programmes accordingly.

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Price: HK$250 (Per set)
Membership Price:
HK$225 (Per set) (applicable to parents of children at Heep Hong centres, members of Heep Hong Parents' Association and members of the Junior Gateway Club)
SCERTS Model Implementation Guide

SCERTS Model Implementation Guide

Heep Hong Society introduced the SCERTS (Social Communication, Emotional Regulation, Transactional Support) Model for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) from the US to Hong Kong in 2011 and has since then developed adjustments to maximise its benefits for local children. The model has three major features: (1) it helps children with ASD to improve their motivation for communication and socialising; (2) enhances their problem-solving and emotional regulation competences; and (3) emphasises the importance of transactional support provided by the multi-disciplinary team and parents. The SCERTS Team of the Society published the SCERTS Model Implementation Guide to facilitate professionals and parents in grasping the specific strategies to help children with ASD. Chapter 1 explains the principles and theory of the SCERTS Model; Chapter 2 provides step-by-step guidelines in applying the SCERTS Model in local settings through three case studies. A complimentary DVD of practical training materials (e.g. emotion cue cards, animation, waiting spinner, timetable and general regulation tips) is included. For better training, trainers can use the Guide with the free ‘Social Emotion’ iPad and Android app. This book was sponsored by the Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged.

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Price:HK$150
Membership Price:
HK$130 (applicable to parents of children at Heep Hong centres, members of Heep Hong Parents' Association and members of the Junior Gateway Club)