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The Department of Education Studies jointly organises a workshop on mental health and career planning of youth with dyslexia

19 Dec 2017

The Workshop enables participants to gain a deeper understanding of the development of youth with dyslexia.
The Workshop enables participants to gain a deeper understanding of the development of youth with dyslexia.

The Department of Education Studies (EDUC) collaborated with Physically Handicapped and Able-Bodied Association (PHAB) to organise a workshop on mental health and career planning of youth with Dyslexia. 

 

The Workshop held on 9 December was opened by Professor Vicky Tam, Acting Head of EDUC, Dr Frederick Ho, Chairman of PHAB and Dr Maggie Koong, representative of Victoria Fund. The Workshop provided an invaluable opportunity for different stakeholders including parents, teachers and social workers to have a deeper and fuller understanding of the challenges and resilience of this group with special needs. 

 

The event comprised a talk given by Dr Tang Kit-yi, Lecturer of EDUC on challenges and resilience of adolescents with dyslexia; a presentation on the strategy of "Telling and Re-telling " stemming from Narrative Therapy with demonstration by a teenager with dyslexia; and a career planning activity supported by navigation cards that involved HKBU students and students with special educational needs. There was also a launching ceremony of a new book on four cases of adolescents with dyslexia.