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.