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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.


SCERTS Model Implementation Guide (Simplified Chinese Edition)

SCERTS Model Implementation Guide (Simplified Chinese Edition)

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.

Enjoying Floortime: Social Interaction Training Package

Enjoying Floortime: Social Interaction Training Package

Enjoying Floortime: Social Interaction Training Package is composed of a training manual and a DVD. The package is written by our professional teams comprising clinical psychologists, speech therapists and occupational therapists. It introduces DIR/Floortime Model which helps teachers, therapists, social workers and parents to learn to relate and interact with children on the autism spectrum in ways to promote their development. The training manual includes more than 60 activities for classroom and home training while the DVD contains video clippings illustrating how the DIR/Floortime Model is applied. (This publication is in Chinese.) This package is sponsored by Bull Capital Partners.

Price:
HK$120
Membership Price:
HK$100 (applicable to parents of children at Heep Hong centres, members of Heep Hong Parents' Association and members of the Junior Gateway Club)
Sports Training for Lower Primary Students with Autism

Sports Training for Lower Primary Students with Autism

Physical Education is in the curriculum of mainstream education to improve the physical and psychological well-being, and nurture the team spirit of students. Nevertheless, owing to their problems of motor coordination, and difficulties in social communication and emotion regulation, most high-functioning students with autism derive no satisfaction from sports, and fall behind the physical education syllabus. Written by the Physiotherapy Team at Heep Hong Society, this book helps teachers and parents learn more about the physical condition of primary one to three high-functioning students with autism, and compiles over 100 professional and practical exercises to strengthen the fundamental abilities of students affected and their specific techniques in tossing, skipping, track activities, and ball games. The exercises incorporate social and communication skills training and emotion management training to improve the children’s interpersonal skills. Each exercise is illustrated with step-by-step instructions and pictures for teachers and parents to conduct systematic training for their children at school or at home, using training materials adapted from daily necessities. A DVD is included with videos of the exercises for reference. This book was sponsored by the Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged.

Price:
HK$68HK$60 (applicable to parents of children at Heep Hong centres, members of Heep Hong Parents' Association and members of the Junior Gateway Club)To be distributed for free to participants in relevant seminars or functions.
Membership Price:
HK$60 (applicable to parents of children at Heep Hong centres, members of Heep Hong Parents' Association and members of the Junior Gateway Club)To be distributed for free to participants in relevant seminars or functions.
Training Manual on TEACCH for Children with Autism(Simplified Chinese)

Training 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.

Price:
HK$80
Membership Price:
HK$70 (applicable to parents of children at Heep Hong centres, members of Heep Hong Parents' Association and members of the Junior Gateway Club)
Workplace Stories of Autistic Youths

Workplace Stories of Autistic Youths

Just like their normal peers, autistic youths are keen to earn their living and lead an independent life. Nevertheless, owing to the absence of general understanding and acceptance of their unique mode of communication, they are confronted with great challenges of standing on their own feet. To deepen the public understanding of autistic youths and equip the latter with job skills, the ‘Pre-job Training for Autistic Youths’ project has been held by Heep Hong Society in partnership with MSIG Insurance (Hong Kong) Limited since 2008 to provide the youths with training and internship opportunities. Workplace Stories of Autistic Youths is a collection of workplace stories shared by the participants to deepen public understating of their characteristics, strengths and needs. Employers are welcome to contact the Hoi Fu Centre of the Society at 2777 5588 for free copies of the booklet. More book & CD-ROM on the topic: A Job Opportunity for Autistic Youth The Autistic Youth Pre-job Training Project - Self-learning CD-ROM  (Please contact Hoi Fu Centre for free copies)

Price:
To be distributed for free to participants in relevant seminars or functions.
Raising Your Child: A Parents’ Guide to Early Childhood Development(English / Urdu/ Nepali Versions Only)

Raising Your Child: A Parents’ Guide to Early Childhood Development(English / Urdu/ Nepali Versions Only)

In Hong Kong, parents of ethnic minority families may encounter difficulties in using community resources when raising theirs children due to language barrier, culture and environmental difference. With the aim to equip those parents with practical childcare knowledge and increase their awareness of children’s developmental problems so that intervention could be arranged at the first hint of those problems. This book is divided into four parts: Childcare, Language Stimulation, Cognitive and Social Development, and Gross Motor and Self-care. Under each part, parents will learn about their child’s developmental milestones, from birth to age six. Most important, there are tips and tactics that parents can implement right away. This wealth of information is distilled for parents in a format that is easy to follow and understand. For the convenience of parents, The book has English, Urdu and Nepali versions. The versions of Urdu and Nepali also come with an audio CD.

Price:
To be distributed for free to participants in relevant seminars or functions
Adversity Quotient (AQ) Training Package

Adversity Quotient (AQ) Training Package

Autistic children often have difficulties of communicating with others.  In view of this, AQ training package has been designed and published for trainers to coach autistic children’s socio-emotional and problem-solving skills. Through a series of innovative and creative activities, such as story-telling, treasure-hunting and problem-solving, the children who used to get irritated when facing frustration will then know how to read other’s emotions, express their own feelings, communicate and co-operate with others as well as to solve problems/difficulties encountered in daily life.

Price:
US$5.99
Introductory Guide to Relationship Development Intervention Program (RDI®)

Introductory Guide to Relationship Development Intervention Program (RDI®)

According to the RDI® model, autistic children are not able to adjust their own behavior to cope with the changing environment and share feelings and opinions with other people in the absence of Dynamic Intelligence. The RDI® Program is a parent-led training approach to enhance the Dynamic Intelligence of autistic children step by step, thereby improving the quality of life of the children and their families. This introductory guide serves to help parents better understand the approach.

Price:
To be distributed for free to participants in relevant seminars or functions.