Clinical Psychology Support Service (CPSS)
At Pathways, we strive to address the widespread educational, personal and societal issues arising from dyslexia.
Our Clinical Psychology Support Service (CPSS) provides professional support to parents and children, including assessments and counselling by qualified clinical psychologists for students with dyslexia .
- Assess students’ condition of dyslexia
- Follow-up assessment for students with change in age and need
Primary (aged 6 years and 1 month or above) and junior secondary students
*Case by case arrangement is needed for senior secondary students
- Intake interview with parents
- Intelligence test
- Administration of The Hong Kong Test of Specific Learning Difficulties in Reading and Writing / Other tests for special learning difficulties
- Written report and verbal briefing with parents
Depending on students’ needs, the following additional services are provided for students after they have completed the above package:
- Additional cognitive and learning evaluations related to special learning difficulties
- Assessment for co-existing behavioral or emotional issues
- Other follow-up consultations
Target: Students and/or parents
To meet the needs of individual families, we can also provide assessments and psychological counselling services provided by registered clinical psychologists.
If you are in need of our CPSS service, please call 3105 2311 to make an appointment.
Educational Psychology Support Service (EPSS)
Pathways strongly believes that early identification and early intervention for children with dyslexia can help to increase training effectiveness.
We offer parents with assessment and counselling services, conducted by experienced educational psychologists.
- Use of the latest version of standardized assessment tools for cognitive and dyslexia early identification assessment
- Provision of counselling services in response to areas such as how students receive support from school, home-school communication, and other learning issues
Assessment for Preschool Children
(Target: studying in K2/K3, aged above 4 years and 3 months)
- Interview with parents
- Cognitive ability assessment
- Early identification assessment of dyslexia
- Assessment summary with verbal briefing
Counselling Service for Preschool Children and School Children
- Our educational psychologists provide professional counselling service that mainly help to address issues on how to work with schools in dealing with learning difficulties
If you are in need of our EPSS service, please call 3105 2311 for appointment.
Occupational Therapy Support Service (OTSS)
Pathways is an organisation that aims at providing training and support for students with dyslexia. Our service is provided by experienced registered occupational therapists and includes the following assessments and trainings:
Fine motor and handwriting skills assessment
Handwriting skills training
Executive function training
Parent and teacher workshops and training
To meet the needs of students, we can also provide in school support from our occupational therapists. Students can choose face-to-face or real-time online class, or in a mixed mode.
With the use of standardised assessment tools and clinical observation, the occupational therapist studies student’s handwriting, fine motor and visual perception skills. Follow-up training can then be designed to cater to individual student’s needs.
- Chinese handwriting speed test
- English handwriting speed test
- Standardised fine motor assessment
- Standardised visual perception test
- Copying Speed Test for Hong Kong Secondary Students
- Power grasp and pencil grip measurement
- Fine motor speed and dexterity assessment
- Visual perception test (if necessary)
- Brief assessment report
This assessment takes about 1.5 to 2 hours.
Based on the assessment results of the students, tailor–made training programme using various toys and activities will be provided. Training items include:
- Finger dexterity and speed
- Eye-hand coordination
- Pencil grip and handwriting skills
- Visual perception skills
- Ocular–motor control skills
- Postural control
Studies showed that people with dyslexia have weaker executive function than the average person. We help students improve the following execution skills through fun activities and executive function training strategies*:
- Reaction inhibition
- Operating memory
- Persistence focus
- Task start
- Adhere to the standard
- Planning and sorting with priority
- Stress management
- Emotional control
- Time management
*Training content refers to American psychologist Dr. Peg Dawson and neuropsychologist Dr. Richard Guare on the strategy of executive function training.
If you are in need of our OTSS service, please call 2870 1377 for appointment.
Speech Therapy Support Service (STSS)
Our experienced speech therapist offers individualised, tailor-made treatment to improve the social and communication skills for students of pre-school, primary and secondary schools.
An assessment will be conducted on expression, comprehension, articulation, oromotor, and social skills. An individualised treatment plan will be designed according to the assessment results. In the therapy session, students’ social and communication skills are improved using a variety of activities, supported by training the parents and providing home practice for better progress. Students can choose face-to-face or real-time online class, or in a mixed mode.
Our speech therapist provides treatment and training to help students overcome the following problems:
- Language disorders:
Limited vocabulary, difficulties in creating sentences and verbal reasoning, difficulties in understanding sentences or stories.
- Articulation disorders:
Difficulties in producing certain sounds, possibly due to oromotor weakness.
- Fluency disorders (Stuttering):
Repetition of words and pausing at the incorrect places.
- Voice control disorders:
Inability to control loudness, pitch and tone when speaking.
- Hearing impairment:
Partial or total inability to hear, may result in language or articulation problems.
- Social and emotional problems:
Difficulties in expressing emotions and communicating with others.
If you are in need of our STSS service, please call 2870 1377 for appointment.