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The school you want OR the school they need?
Visiting guest speaker, Imy Wax, Educational Consultant and Psychotherapist, will discuss strategies that she recommends for choosing a school to captialise on your child's strengths. She will address:
  • Strategies for advocating for your child and helping your child to advocate for himself - from primary school through university
  • Matching your child and his/her school, from boarding to college
  • Navigating jargon and support services available
  • The difference between surviving and thriving at school
FOCUS roundtable discussions provide an intimate, confidential forum for parents to discuss challenges, seek advice, and share.

Parents value the support and connections that FOCUS roundtables provide in the sometimes-difficult journey of raising a child with learning differences in Hong Kong. 

Event Details

Date:    October 9, 2018 (Tuesday) 
Time:   10 am - 12 noon (9:45 registration & refreshments)
Venue: Fairmont House 14/F., 8 Cotton Tree Drive, Central (10 mins walk from Admiralty MTR exit B via Queensway (map)
Cost:    Member (free); Non-member (HK$200)
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Imy F. Wax, M.S., LCPC, CEP

Imy Wax is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Certified Educational Planner (CEP), Educational Consultant and the co-author of "The K&W Guide to Colleges For Students with Learning Differences" (13th edition, Random House/Princeton Review).
Her work supports families seeking information on programs, schools, and post-secondary options for students throughout North America.  As the author of many articles such as The Atlantic, Imy has presented at workshops around the world.  She assists school districts and attorneys in identifying appropriate educational alternatives for students.  She founded The Aspire Group, which helps families discover their own pathways for maximising progress. Imy is a wife, mother to four, and grandmother to seven.

Inspire Us With Your Experience !

One of the things we hear the most frequently from our parent community is “I felt so alone, I didn’t know who to talk to.”.  We often hear stories from our parents about kids struggling in high-school or college who change schools and then thrive, stories about kids embarrassed by “learning support” who become confident self-advocates, and from kids finding thier own paths to scuccess.   If you’ve been there, please sharing your story to inspire others who are in that tough place.  
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Coming Up - Nov 8th - 10th

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, providing practical examples from daily life to help parents and teachers...

Don't miss the early-bird pricing. Register Today!

Save the Date - Nov 20 (Tue)

Parent Roundtable

- Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 (10 am - 12 noon)

Join our follow-up discussion on Dr. Brown's Parent Seminar.  This will be your chance to share your own experiences with other parents, talk about support strategies, and to explore your personal questions in greater depth. Details to follow.

Save the Date - Nov 22 (Thur)

Educator Workshop

- Thursday, Nov 22, 2018 (5 - 7 pm)

A follow-on workshop on Dr. Brown's Educator Seminar. This allows educators to submit case studies, share tips, and discuss successful strategies amongst peers. Details to follow.
FOCUS is a respected provider of accurate, evidence-based information about mainstream learning differences 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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