Special Needs

Class Action: Special Needs Children at Secondary School

Class Action: Special Needs Children at Secondary School

My Year Six daughter has dyslexia. She loves school, and her teachers say that she is bright and motivated. However, she finds spelling and reading very challenging.

Sunday, 18 November, 2012, 3:24pm

Overseas is the focus for those with special needs

It is invariably able-bodied youngsters who find a home with a local family, adoption agencies say.

Those with special needs often languish in the adoption pool, and grow up in institutional homes.

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Perfect Father's Day beckons for a special dad

Jeffrey Bewsey never thought he would become a stay-at-home father living in Hong Kong. Nor did the 51-year-old Briton ever imagine he would become the main care provider for a child with special needs.

'When I first saw Fei Fei in the adoption centre, to be honest, I was in sheer terror,' Bewsey said. 'I thought, what on earth have I got myself into? Can I do this?'

16 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Needs of the few

Global public health crisis and a fast-growing epidemic: these were the stark terms used by experts at an international summit held here last weekend to describe the cost of autism. The descriptions are backed up by grim figures. In South Korea, as many as one in 38 children are diagnosed as having autism spectrum disorders.

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Inclusion education is unwise

Under inclusion education, students with special needs study together with non-disabled students. I do not think that would be beneficial for Hong Kong students.

First, such a system imposes a burden on mainstream schools by requiring them to have extra resources for special-needs students. For example, schools will need to hire trained teachers for disabled students.

13 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

More aid for youths

In his policy address, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen proposed greater support for special-needs children and a new cooking school, among measures to help young people.

The Educational Psychology Service will be extended to all public secondary and primary schools by 2016. The service for students with special needs now covers half of the city's schools.

13 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Parents win special place on ESF board

Parents of children with special needs have welcomed a decision to give them a seat on the English Schools Foundation's proposed board of governors.

Legislators told a bills committee meeting last Saturday they had agreed the new ordinance governing the ESF should be amended to include a parent representing children with special needs on the board.

8 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Government cuts harming special needs children

I refer to the letter from Y. F. Hui (South China Morning Post, December 27, 1999) concerning special needs children. Hong Kong can be proud that the care it provides for most children with special needs is comparable to that found anywhere else in the world.

11 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Care for children rewarded

EIGHTY-FOUR volunteers were commended for their dedication to children with special needs waiting for adoption.

5 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Children with special needs left out in the cold in process of adoption

FA-FA is probably the better known of Hong Kong's abandoned children, after she was left at Exchange Square during the Lunar New Year firework celebrations in January.

Her abandonment shocked the territory and six months later, an appeal was made in newspapers in an attempt to find parents for her and other special needs children.

There has been no response.

26 Dec 1993 - 12:00am