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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.


Guide to Enhancing Children’s Self-Care Skills (English/Urdu/Nepali versions)

Guide to Enhancing Children’s Self-Care Skills (English/Urdu/Nepali versions)

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.
Price:
To be distributed for free to participants in relevant seminars or functions.
The Finger Fun Activity Guide – 134 Fine Motor Exercises for Children

The Finger Fun Activity Guide – 134 Fine Motor Exercises for Children

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.
Price:
HK$48
Membership Price:
HK$40 (applicable to parents of children at Heep Hong centres, members of Heep Hong Parents' Association and members of the Junior Gateway Club)
Oral-Motor Training Activity Book for Young Children

Oral-Motor Training Activity Book for Young Children

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.
Price:
HK$58
Membership Price:
HK$52 (applicable to parents of children at Heep Hong centres, members of Heep Hong Parents' Association and members of the Junior Gateway Club)
Comprehension Training Series for Children (i.e. Memory Training, Listening Skills Training & Story Comprehension Training)

Comprehension Training Series for Children (i.e. Memory Training, Listening Skills Training & Story Comprehension Training)

Children’s communication skills are complemented by their comprehension ability. Comprehension Training Series for Children, published by Sing Tao Publishing Ltd, is written by the Speech Therapist Team of Heep Hong Society to provide parents with guidelines to enhance children’s language skills. The series, composed of 3 books to provide training in the areas of memory, understanding of spoken commands, and story comprehension, is suitable for children at the pre-school stage and primary one.
Price:
HK$98 per set
Membership Price:
HK$90 (applicable to parents of children at Heep Hong centres, members of Heep Hong Parents' Association and members of the Junior Gateway Club)
Vocabulary Learning Series -- Fun with Vocabulary Learning (for children aged 3-5) & Fun with Vocabulary Learning (for children aged 5-7)

Vocabulary Learning Series -- Fun with Vocabulary Learning (for children aged 3-5) & Fun with Vocabulary Learning (for children aged 5-7)

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.
Price:
HK$50 (per book)
The Guide to Language Development of Pre-primary Children for Parents

The Guide to Language Development of Pre-primary Children for Parents

Generally speaking, the language development of children can be divided into three interrelated areas, namely listening & speaking, reading and writing abilities. Solid foundations in these areas would facilitate the subsequent language development of children. The Guide to Language Development of Pre-primary Children for Parents is produced by the professional team of Heep Hong Society for the purpose of sharing their knowledge and experience to help parents identify their children’s language developmental stage and factors affecting their development. This book covers the basic theories and 50 intriguing daily activities that serve to strengthen the learning motivation and language abilities of pre-primary children.
Price:
To be distributed for free to participants in relevant seminars or functions.
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
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.
Price:
To be distributed for free to participants in relevant seminars or functions.