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


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


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.