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Developmental Disorders and Screening Test

Childhood disorders or developmental disorders, most often occur and are diagnosed when the child’s of school-age. According to Department of Health, Hong Kong, there are basically ten types of developmental disorders. Hearing Impairment Visual Impairment Cerebral Palsy Autistic Spectrum Disorders Dyslexia Mental Retardation & Developmental Delay Language Delay Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Development Co-ordination Disorder Anxiety Disorder Other than Cerebral Palsy, Development Co-ordination Disorder and…

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What is Special Educational Needs (SEN) ? The case in Hong Kong

The term ‘special educational needs‘ has a legal definition, referring to children who have learning problems or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn than most children of the same age. In Hong Kong, under the prevailing government policy, children with severe or multiple disabilities attend special schools where they are provided with intensive support services. Other students with SEN are placed in…

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Know more about Autistic Spectrum Disorder from “Temple Grandin” Movie

(Click the image to watch the video) Temple’s speech from the HBO short film ‘Temple Grandin’ (2010), portrayed by Claire Danes. Here, Temple attends the National Autistic Convention of 1981 and delivers a speech that will eventually catapult her in the spotlight as one of the World’s foremost speakers on autism and advocates for Autism research. Directed by Mick Jackson. Starring Claire Danes, Julia Ormond,…

10 Things We Know About Autism That We Didn’t Know A Year Ago

Just two decades ago, autism was a mysterious and somewhat obscure disorder, commonly associated with the movie Rain Man and savantism. It affected an estimated 1 in 5,000 children. How times have changed. Today, thanks to awareness and advocacy efforts, people now have a much better understanding of autism. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now estimates that a staggering 1 in 88 children, including 1 in 54…

In Autistic Kids, “Thinking in Words” Improves Mental Flexibility

When children with autism ‘mentally talk things through,’ they have an easier time unraveling complex everyday tasks, which may lead to more flexible thinking and a more independent life later on. For example, encouraging children to describe their actions out loud has been successful for increasing mental flexibility in typically developing children. Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may benefit from verbally learning their daily schedule at school instead…

Back To School : Parent Tips For Children With Autism

School districts throughout the country will soon welcome back students for a new academic year. This includes an increasing number of special needs children identified with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The beginning of a new school year is an exciting yet anxious time for both parents and children. It typically brings a change in the daily routine established over the summer months. This transition can…

10 Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew

10 things every child with autism wishes you knew 1)First of all I am a child. I have Autism. I’m not only “Autistic.” My autism is only one aspect of my character. Does not define meas a person. You are a person with thoughts, feelings and talents. Or you’re just fat, skinny, tall, short, short-sighted. Perhaps these are some things I notice when you meet, but this is not necessarily what you are. As an adult, you have some control of how they self-define. If you want to delete a feature,can be expressed differently. As a child I’m still discovering. Neither you or I may know what…