Catering Learning Diversity
|Mr. K C Kot|
Team Leader of Student Support Team
Ms. K M Wan
Ms. S Y Wong
Ms. T Y Lee
Ms. S H Chung and Mr. C K, Josh
Our school has set up a Student Support Team to cater for learner’s diversity and promote mutual respect of individuals’ differences among students and cultivate an inclusive school culture. The team conducts early identification and early intervention for students with special needs and encourages teachers to adopt different teaching approaches to meet the diverse student needs in regular classrooms. In addition, we adopt various accommodation measures to facilitate the student development such as personal coaching and tutorials, various training courses e.g. phonic, social and communication skills, executive functioning, study skills etc., on-site speech therapy, on-site consultation of educational psychologist and clinical psychologist, social adaptation activities, special examination and homework arrangement, and special promotion criteria and even individual educational plan if necessary. For the facilities, we have MAC computer to provide speech-to-text and text-to-speech services to assist students with specific learning difficulties. We also offer mental health talks and activities to all students that help them build up healthier minds and provide them the ways to help the others. In order to equip our teachers to cater for learners’ diversity, our school arranges professional BAT training courses to our teachers and our school has attained most of the requirement. In the meanwhile, understanding and catering for learners’ diversity workshops are offered regularly in teacher development days.
*2018/2019 18.3% teachers with special education training
*2019/2020 31.7.3% teachers with special education training
*2020/2021 33.3%teachers with special education training
Ms. Eunice Wong is the educational psychologist responsible to provide school-based educational psychology service to our school in Year 2021/22. She currently works under Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Ho Yuk Ching Educational Psychology Service Centre. She has extensive experience to work with schools in providing support for students with diverse cultural background and educational needs.
Ms. Pamela Chan is the speech therapist of our school at present. She works at the Hong Kong Children and Youth Services and provides speech therapy services to various secondary schools and youth centres. She attained M.A. in Speech Therapy from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, M.A. in Early Childhood Education from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and B.A. (Hons) in English from the Hong Kong Shue Yan University. She provides speech and language services to students with speech and communication difficulties that adversely affected their performance at school and in daily life. These students may exhibit a variety of communication disorders, including language-literacy problems, articulation disorders, and fluency and voice problems. After identifying students at risk, assessment will be conducted and Individual Education Plan (IEP) will be implemented, students will then be monitored on their progress throughout the school year.
Ms. Shirley Lau, a Psychological Service Assistant from TWGHs Ho Yuk Ching Educational Psychology Service Centre. She teaches phonics to primary and secondary students using Orton Gillingham approach in both her centre and different schools under supervision by an Educational Psychologist. OG phonics is a multisensory way of English learning using visual, auditory, and kinesthetic techniques. Students learn to identify different English syllables, blend the syllables and isolate them systematically. Gradually they make improvements to phonological awareness and thereby their ability to read aloud and spell English words.
Ms. Joann Teo, a clinical psychologist from TWGHs Ho Yuk Ching Educational Psychology Service Centre. She provides personal psychological counseling services to our students in need to help them deal with emotional, interpersonal and self-image issues.
CLP Career and Life Planning Programs
In order to help the students to explore their career life interests and potentials, a serial of workshops such as leather handcraft, baking, coffee latte art will be organized. Through these activities, participants will explore their personal interests related to career life and their potentials. They can learn how to listen and to follow instructions, work out tasks and to understand workplace requirements. It can give them stimulation whether they want to develop themselves in studying or career related activities.
Leather Craft Workshop
Coffee Making Workshop
Social Adaptation Program
There are serious of group sessions conducted in lunch time for group members to have mutual understanding and social life. They will be taking their lunch together and social workers will encourage them to have casual conversation. Broad games and some leisure group games will be carried out during the group meeting to enhance their communication and social relationship.
Besides, there will be an outing for participants to have a social life with other group members. Worker will encourage participants to discuss and to compromise while they are proposing the event. They will be involved in division of labor for organizing the activity.