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Building good routines, reaching out and knowing what to share

A new term can be stressful for both kids and parents. Are you finding it hard to get back into a good morning routine, or wondering how to help your child adjust to new teachers or responsibilities?  How do you approach teachers to talk about support for your child with mainstream learning differences? What information should you share?

Many parents share these concerns!  Join this month's roundtable discussion exploring the challenges and opportunities of a new school year.  Our guest speaker, Rebecca Bush, M.Ed., will moderate this interactive discussion appropriate for parents of primary school children, tweens and adolescents.  Bring  your questions and share your experiences - we are all richer for it.

FOCUS monthly roundtable discussions are an intimate and confidential forum where parents discuss challenges, seek advice and share their experiences with peers.  Parent say these support sessions are one of the most valuable programs FOCUS offers because they come away knowing they are not alone in the sometimes difficult journey of raising a child with mainstream learning differences in Hong Kong. 

Rebecca Bush

Rebecca is a certified reading specialist, special education teacher, bilingual instructor, and dyslexia therapist with over a decade of educational experience both in the classroom and as trainer and a curriculum developer.  Rebecca graduated from the University of California - Berkeley and has a Masters degree from the University of Alabama in Elementary Education, Instruction and Curriculum, as well as a Masters in Advanced Literary from Concordia University. Rebecca has also completed advanced training courses approved by both the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council and the International Dyslexia Association to be a dyslexia therapist. 

Event Details

Date:    Tuesday, 11 September 2018 
Time:   10 am - 12 noon (9:45 registration & refreshments)
Venue: Level 23, One Island East, 18 Westland Road, Quarry Bay, HK (map)
                (10 mins walk from Taikoo Station exit D1; nearest carpark at Oxford House)
Cost:    Member (free); Non-member (HK$200)

Special thanks to our venue sponsor: THE EXECUTIVE CENTRE
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Coming Up - Oct 9th (Tue) 

The school you want or the school they need?  Imy Wax, US trained psychotherapist and educational consultant, and author of The K&W Guide to Colleges For Students with Learning Differences will join us again in Hong Kong to discuss how to look beyond the school description to pick a school that fits your child's unique learning needs.

Save the Dates - Nov 8th - 10th (Thu-Sat)

Dr. Thomas E. Brown is a Yale-trained clinical psychologist who works with children, teenagers and adults who are smart but stuck because of challenges with procrastination, organising tasks, following-through on big assignments, managing distraction or coping with negative emotions - all features of executive function.  Dr. Brown will share current research on brain development and functioning, and practical examples from daily life to help parents and teachers better recognise, understand, and manage the impact of executive function weaknesses on education and social interactions.


FOCUS is a respected provider of accurate, evidence-based information about mainstream learning difference and a welcoming community of parents and professionals who share the experience of supporting children with AD/HD and SpLD.

We are a Hong Kong-based charity whose members include parents, educators, counsellors and medical professionals.
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