Support for Children At-risk of Dyslexia
"READ & WRITE: A Jockey Club Learning Support Network"
Heep Hong Society is committed to helping children with dyslexia overcome their difficulties. Sponsored by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and implemented by the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Society, the 9-year project "READ & WRITE: A Jockey Club Learning Support Network" was launched in 2006. Through school-based and community-based support programmes, the Society's team of professionals collaborated with 60 kindergartens, primary schools and local groups and supported over 5,000 children at-risk of dyslexia and their parents. A host of educational resources, including The Language Learning Package for Pre-primary Children, The Guide to Language Development of Pre-primary Children for Parents and the Read and Write Trooper app. The effectiveness study found that after one year of training, the majority of children at-risk of dyslexia showed significant improvement in listening, speaking, reading and writing, of which 30% were no longer identified as "at-risk". The results are encouraging. Our "Centre-based Support Scheme for Pre-school Children at-risk of Dyslexia" received recognition from our sector peers by winning the Golden Award in the "2013 Best Practice Awards in Social Welfare" organised by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service.
Visit Heep Hong Society's website for dyslexia support (available in Chinese only): http://spld.heephong.org
Find dyslexia support services offered by the Supportive Learning Project (available in Chinese only): http://slp.heephong.org/cht/training/info/dyslexia