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The Dyslexia Symposium 2016 provides a valuable opportunity for the public to have a deeper understanding of Dyslexia.

讀寫障礙研討會2016提供了一個難得的機會加深大眾對讀寫障礙的認識。

 

From birth to career planning: experts from different aspects share the latest medical theories and daily practices to Dyslexia at HKBU

讀寫障礙人士成長中各階段的關注點都在此研討會討論了

 

Department of Education Studies of HKBU, together with other six reputed parties in HK, held the Dyslexia Symposium 2016 on 3 Dec. The symposium provides a valuable opportunity for the public to have a deeper and fully understanding of Dyslexia, from the medical perspective to school learning and career planning. In this symposium, the different stakeholders in our society, included parents, teachers and social workers, have found it beneficial.

After the Department Head of Education Studies HKBU Prof. Sivan giving her both sensible and reasonable welcome speech, the splendid symposium begins. Then, Dr. Catherine, C.C. Lam, a retired ex-Vice-chairperson of Child Assessment Center of the Health Department of HKSAR, gave a fist talk of this symposium with a medical perspective in introducing the structure of the brain Dyslexia would have and the causes of this difficulties. Besides, Dr. Tang Kit Yi, Lecturer 1 of Department of Education Studies, and Mr. Franky Poon, Vice Principal of HKRSS Tai Po Secondary School, delivered the messages of teaching and learning of the students with Dyslexia in a macro-level.

Moreover, Mr. Danny Wong, a registered Educational Psychologist, and Ms. Angie Liu and Ms. Macy Pang, teachers from Language Department, Youth College, VTC, shared their concrete teaching strategies using from primary students to adolescents with Dyslexia.

More than that, Ms. Gloria Keung, a registered Social Worker, Manager (Youth Development) of Hong Kong PHAB Association and her colleague Ms. Mok Yu Yin presented their supporting service for youth with Dyslexia from campus to community: STAR. This service showed us a new angle to help youth with Dyslexia in integration and participation in our society. From the point view of parents, Mrs. Gladys Hung, teacher of Dyslexia and Honorary Lecturer of Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong told us the story of her family in bringing up a child with Dyslexia for 18 year.

Different aspects of expertise, point view and age group concerned have been included in this Dyslexia Symposium 2016 to arouse our care to this type of children. Wish that we can prepare a more ideal and happy learning environment to our children via this symposium.

香港浸會大學教育學系,連同六個香港對讀寫障礙素有貢獻的知名機構,於十二月三日舉辦了讀寫障礙2016研討會。此研討會為大眾提供了一個機會,讓大眾對讀寫障礙有更進一步及較全面的瞭解–從醫學角度,到學校學習和讀寫障礙人士的職業/生涯規劃。本研討會,使社會上讀寫障礙人士的關注團體–包括家長,教師和社會工作者–都能有所裨益。

待浸會大學教育學系系主任蘇秀冠教授一篇情理兼備的歡迎辭後,香港特別行政區衛生署兒童服務評估中心退休副主席藍子芊醫生,以醫學角度的講解為是次研討會揭開序幕,介紹人類腦部奇妙的結構,及讀寫障礙人士腦部結構與一般人的不同之處,從而解釋造成讀寫困難的原因。此外,浸會大學教育學系一級講師鄧潔儀博士,及香港紅卍字會大埔卍慈中學副校長潘啟祥先生,則從宏觀的角度闡述讀寫障礙人士教與學的可改善方向。

再者,註冊教育心理學家黃宇昆先生,以及職業訓練局青年學院語文中心老師廖盈盈女士、彭美詩女士,分享了他們從小學生到青少年的具體讀寫障礙教學策略。

不僅於此,香港傷健協會青年發展經理姜雁慈女士及同事莫愉燕女士,向大家介紹了協會幫助讀寫障礙青少年融入社會和職業/生涯規劃的服務計劃:摘星計劃。讓大家能從另一個角度了解讀寫障礙青少年的需要。轉過來,從讀寫障礙家長而言,孔陳錦霞女士,專業讀寫障礙老師及香港大學「社會工作及社會行政學系」榮譽講師為大家訴說出她一家人十八年來培育讀寫障礙孩子的心得。

研討會滙集不同的專業向度、角度、年齡層來介紹讀寫障礙,只希望喚起大眾對此群體更多的關注,讓我們一起為下一代締造一個更和諧和愉快學習、成長環境。

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