Recognize the learning capacity of twice-exceptional learners + 1 session parent workshop
After the completion upon this programme,
recognize their own strength, fear and weakness
be able to calm the strong emotion when facing challenges and struggles
increase interests in reading
enhance skills in handwriting and elaborate ideas
recognize child’s capacity from a new perspective
acquire tips, skills and attitude to continuously support child’s development
Students are guided to recognize their innate strength, explore encountered difficulties and fears in reading and writing. Mindfulness practices will be shared so students know when and how to embrace their strong emotions so that they can have a calm attitude to tackle the challenges. Fun activities will be conducted to arouse students’ interests in reading and strengthen their eye-hand coordination, fine motor and eye-chasing skills.
Parents are invited to join a 2-hour workshop to know what the child has experienced, acquire the tips, skills and attitude to continue the support at home.
**Twice-exceptional students: with gifted potential or talent who also exhibit difficulties in reading and writing
Target Participants / Prerequisite
Students completed K3-P2 are welcomed.
Before the programme, a 5-10 min observation and play time with individual student, and another 5-10 min parent consultation will be conducted.
Priorities will be given to students who are diagnosed with specific learning difficulties or under Early Identification & Intervention program.
Ms. Jo NG
Ms. Jo NG is the director (Curriculum Development) of the Centre for Advancement in Inclusive and Special Education (CAISE) at The University of Hong Kong and served as an instructor since 2015. She is a teacher and a registered social worker. She received a master’s degree in Special Education with Gifted Education Concentration from The University of British Columbia. She has been working in local and international schools. She serves as the Academic Advisor of Hong Kong Gifted Education Teachers’ Association.
Jo promotes and support the growth and well-being of children, adolescents, parents and educators through case consultation, developmental groups, professional development training and public talk. She started practicing mindfulness under the tradition of Plum Village in 2013 and completed one-year Mindfulness Teachers Training Program by The Mindfulness Academy in 2015. She has initiated a quarterly Day of Mindfulness for Children with Plum Village monastics and HKU CAISE since March 2016.
Her aspiration is to cultivate joy and happiness in children, family, schools and the society.
Medium of Instruction
完成高班 (K3) - 小二學生。
吳女士以個案諮商、成長小組、專業發展培訓及公開講座，推廣及支援孩子、青年、父母及教育工作者的成長與身心幸福。她自2013年起參與梅村的正念修習，2015年修畢為期一年的「正念導師培訓課程」(由Plum Village Mindfulness Academy舉辦)。吳女士於2016年3月起協助開辦季度兒童正念日，與梅村僧侶及香港大學教育學院融合與特殊教育研究發展中心共同推行。