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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.
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. 
Price:
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 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.
Price:
To be distributed for free to participants in relevant seminars or functions
Hong Kong Preschool Fine Motor Developmental Assessment (HK-PFMDA) Examiner's Manual & Tools

Hong Kong Preschool Fine Motor Developmental Assessment (HK-PFMDA) Examiner's Manual & Tools

Our Occupational Therapist Team has conducted a research on the fine motor developmental assessment of 800 local children between 2007-2009 under the support from Hong Kong Polytechnic University and over 30 kindergartens and nurseries, and published the Hong Kong Preschool Children Fine Motor Developmental Assessment (HK-PFMDA) Examiner's Manual, the first-ever standardized assessment based on the normative data from local children, for occupational therapists to carry out assessment on children aged up to six. (Article on the Standardistion and Localisation of Preschool Children Fine Motor Developmental Assessment (Chinese version only)) The HK-PFMDA Examiner's Manual, partially sponsored by the Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged, is complemented by Assessment Tools and available for registered occupational therapists only. For details, please click here. Click here to download order form  
Hong Kong Preschool Fine Motor Developmental Checklist

Hong Kong Preschool Fine Motor Developmental Checklist

Heep Hong Society’s Occupational Therapist Team established Hong Kong Preschool Children Fine Motor Developmental Assessment (HK-PFMDA) between 2007 and 2009 and extracted items observable in the nurseries and kindergartens to compile this checklist for use by teachers. It is hoped that with this checklist, children with fine motor developmental problems in nurseries and kindergartens can be identified and referred by their teachers for proper treatment.
Price:
To be distributed for free to participants in relevant seminars or functions.
Hong Kong Preschool Fine Motor Screening Test (HK-PFMST) Examiner's Manual & Tools

Hong Kong Preschool Fine Motor Screening Test (HK-PFMST) Examiner's Manual & Tools

In 2009, our Occupational Therapist Team published the Hong Kong Preschool Children Fine Motor Developmental Assessment (HK-PFMDA) Examiner's Manual, the first-ever Chinese standardised assessment based on the normative data from local children, for occupational therapists to carry out assessment on children. The Manual is widely adopted by occupational therapists since its publication. The awareness of early childhood rehabilitation service and early interference is raised in recent years. Occupational therapists need to carry out assessment for children so as to identify children with developmental delay and to provide professional training. The standardised and time-saving fine motor developmental assessment can help increasing the efficiency of therapists clinical work. Sponsored by Social Welfare Department's Social Welfare Development Fund, Heep Hong Society started the research project of Hong Kong Preschool Fine Motor Screening (HK-PFMST) in 2016. By carefully picking 36 screening test items from 87 HK-PRMDA assessment items; recollecting and analysing the fine motor development statistics of local children aged from 30 months to 6 years, the Society calculated cut-off score of sensitivity and specificity of each age group respectively. A fine motor screening test with high distinguishability and validity is established. The HK-PFMST Examiner's Manual is complemented by Assessment Tools and available for registered occupational therapists only. More details of HK-PFMDA and HK-PFMST, please click here or refer to the Chinese version. Click here to download order form