Serving Children with Special Educational Needs

Every child has their own talent, and they need a healthy upbrigning and plenty of opportunities to galvanise their full potential. However, circumstances may set children apart on the get-go. Those who are faced with learning difficulties have to be given suitable guidance to motivate them. BGCA adopts an “early intervention and timely support” approach to nurture children’s strengths through appropriate training programmes. Through these efforts, it is our goal to help turn their challenges into motivation and set them on a course of sustained success and happiness.

BGCA works hard to support children and young people with special educational needs. BGCA’s services in supporting dyslexia, autism, Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD or giftedness target kindergarten, primary, and secondary school children and their parents. Those who are affected by special educational needs require sustained and multi-disciplinary support, and this can be achieved through cross-disciplinary partnerships. Currently, BGCA’s Integrated Services Centres offer one-on-one counselling and group trainings. There are also support services at schools and in the communities to educate the public about these conditions.

Different services were spearheaded in 2014-2015 to support children with special educational needs. These include: “Amway Love Difference Community Educational Project”, CLASSROOM Supporting Project, to name but a few. These projects served a total of 1,200 individuals.

Supporting children and youth with special educational needs has always been BGCA’s top priority. There are approximately 15-20% of children in Hong Kong who are diagnosed with different developmental disabilities or special needs, and the number is on the rise. Therefore, BGCA actively reaches out to disadvantaged families to facilitate a healthy and balanced development for every child. In the long run, BGCA will continue to plug any gaps in our current services by paying close atten-tion to students with SEN. This way, we can improve the employment prospects for these youths.