Executive Function- P Group

Executive Function- Primary Group

Group Details:

Every Friday

Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm

Hong Kong Developmental Paediatrics and Child Neurology Centre (Central)

Number of kids per group: 3-4

P1-P3

Research indicated that children diagnosed with ADHD are marked with symptoms of impulsivity, inattention, and hyperactivity. Such neurological developmental disorder has impacted and caused executive dysfunction, emotion dysregulation, inability to receive delay gratification and time processing deficit. Such indirect impact has caused challenges on children’s ability to daily functioning.

The skill training group targeting at P1-P3 students with ADHD is designed based on evidence-based researches. We aim to refine children’s capacity to organize and plan, regulate emotionally and socially, and shape desirable behaviors. In addition, throughout these weeks of sessions, children will gain opportunities to practise their attention and mindfulness skills, which in turn, not only regain their focusing skills but also their locus of control.

Note: If the group has started, no make-up class or refund will be made for any absence.

Executive Function- K Group

Executive Function- Kindergarten Group

Group Details:

Every Friday

Time: TBC (afternoon)

Hong Kong Developmental Paediatrics and Child Neurology Centre (Central)

Number of kids per group: 3-4

K2-K3

Executive function is a set of higher-level cognitive ability, involving with the regulation and control of various cognitive processes such as working memory, concentration, decision making and abstract thinking. Attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) exerts a profound impact on one’s sociability and academic performance. Relevant researches suggest that executive function starts developing when we are three years old. Hence, early intervention and assistance is exceptionally helpful and crucial in enhancing children’s growth of executive function.

This skill training group is an evidence-and-research-based program, referencing from “PATHS Preschool/Kindergarten” program and “Tools of the Minds” curriculum to systematically foster children’s executive function.


Wired-up Brain Program:
This program was tested in Hong Kong and proven to have significant effect.


Note: If the group has started, no make-up class or refund will be made for any absence.

Educational Psychologist (Dr. Cecilia LAM)

Educational Psychologist

Dr. Cecilia LAM
  • PsyD (EdPsych) (The University of Hong Kong)
  • M.Ed.Psych (The University of Melbourne)
  • M.Counselling (Monash University)
  • H.B.Sci (The University of Toronto)
  • Registered Educational Psychologist (HKPS DEP)
  • Registered Psychologist (MAPS)
  • Registered Health Practitioner (AHPRA)
  • Member of the Register of Educational Psychologists accredited by Department of Health .
Dr. Cecilia Lam has over fifteen years of working experience with children with developmental needs from pre-K to university students. She is a fully registered Educational and Developmental division member of the Australian Psychological Society and a registered health practitioner in the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. She also a member of The Hong Kong Psychological Society Division of Educational Psychology and a registered member of The Hong Kong Association of Educational Psychologists

Dr. Lam applied the Integrated Scientist-Practitioner model as an Educational Psychologist. In her practice, she combines research and clinical practice and provides her services with a scientific evidence-based approach. Dr. Lam is specialized in diagnosing and managing children with Developmental Delay, Specific Learning Difficulties (Chinese and English), Executive Functioning challenges, Social-behavioral challenges, including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Conduct Disorder, School and Community Crisis Management. She is a trained practitioner of Theraplay® Attachment-based therapy, PATHS® and Preschoool PATHS® (social-emotional) curriculum, I-LAUGH® social skills program, SocialThinking® Program, Paired-Reading Program, LEGO® Therapy, The Incredible Years® Program, Integrated Family Intervention for Child Conduct Problems, Video Interaction Guidance® (VIG) Therapy, and The Psychological First-Aid. In addition, Dr. Lam is also an experienced consultant and trainer in providing psychoeducational consultations and delivering workshops and seminars for schools, teachers, parents, and other professionals.

Educational Psychologist (Victor CHING)

Educational Psychologist

Victor CHING
  • M.Ed.Psych, PGDE
  • Registered Educational Psychologist (HKPS DEP)
  •  Registered Psychologist (MAPS)
  •  Registered Health Practitioner (AHPRA)
  •  Member of the Register of Educational Psychologists accredited by Department of Health
Mr. Victor CHING has more than ten years of working experience in the various educational settings from pre-K to university students, including conducting psycho-educational assessments to support students’ development and learning; delivering programmes, seminars and workshops for parents, students, teachers and university students; as well as providing consultations and counselling on students’ development and learning issues. He is specialised in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Gifted Education, Kindergarten Education, Parent Education, Psychological First Aid and Specific Learning Difficulties.

As a registered educational psychologist accredited by Department of Health, Victor is also a member of the HKPS in the Division of Educational Psychology and a registered SMPG facilitator of the SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted) in USA. He is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society and a registered health practitioner in the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

Specialist in Developmental-Behavioural Paediatrics

Specialist in Developmental-Behavioural Paediatrics

Dr.  Wai Fan Fanny LAM 

  • MBChB(CUHK)
  • DCH(Irel)
  • MRCP(UK)
  • FHKCPaed
  • FHKAM(Paed)
  • Specialist in Developmental-Behavioural Paediatrics
  • Tutor, the Association for Research in Infant and Child Development, UK
  • Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor in Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, University of Hong Kong

Facts on Common Developmental Conditions

Facts on Common Developmental Conditions

  • Children with ADHD/ADD often present with hyperactivity, inattentiveness and weak impulse control. The symptoms will improve with medication and behavioural modification training.

  • Children with ASD often have weakly integrated eye contact, low communication intention, language impairment, as well as rigid cognition. They may demonstrate repetitive sensory-craving behaviour. The symptoms will improve with Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), speech therapy and sensory integration training.

  • Since symptoms of neurodevelopmental conditions often overlap and co-morbid, your child will need a developmental assessment as early as possible in order to plan the tailor-made intervention.

About Us

Our Mission

To enable full development of every child’s potentials and strengths.
To ensure earliest identification and intervention of child’s areas of weakness in development.

Our Concerns

    • Developmental Conditions: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)/Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Intellectual Disability, Speech Delay/Specific Language Impairment, Specific Learning Difficulties (SLD): Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia; Sensory Integration Impairment, Developmental Coordination Disorder, etc.

    • Acute and Chronic Neurological Conditions: Headache, Paediatric Stroke, Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy/Neuromuscular Diseases, Tics Disorder/ Tourette Syndrome, Visual and/or Hearing Impairment, etc.

    • Rare Diseases: Genetic Syndromes and Inborn Errors of Metabolism

    • Psychosocial Problems: Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Individuals, Selective Mutism, Anxiety, Adjustment Difficulties, Low Self-esteem, Lack of Learning Motivation, Internet Gaming Addiction, etc.

What is Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrics?

Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrics (DBP) is an accredited subspecialty in Paediatrics in most developed countries. In Hong Kong, DBP specialists are accredited by the Hong Kong College of Paediatricians. All DBP specialists are seasoned specialist paediatricians who developed specialized commitment to enable physical, language, socio-emotional and cognitive development in childhood and adolescence.

Through highly specialized and structured assessment, intervention and counselling, DBP specialists strive to enhance the quality of life of individuals in the context of development, behaviour and learning. DBP emphasizes the seminal impact of early recognition of a child’s areas of strength and weakness in the outcome of development. DBP specialists serve the developmental needs of children and adolescents as well as their communities through highly specialized evidence-based clinical practice, the most up-to-date research, professional leadership, parent education and professional networking with all cross-discipline stakeholders.

Some common developmental conditions as follows:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder/Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Development Delay/ Intellectual Disability
  • Speech Delay/Specific Language Impairment
  • Specific Learning Difficulties: Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia
  • Sensory Integration Impairment
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder

What is Paediatric Neurology?

Paediatric Neurology is a medical subspecialty that deals with the investigation, diagnosis and management of neurological conditions in children. Neurological Manifestations of many diseases and disorders especially those leading to dysfunction directly or indirectly affecting the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system, autonomic nervous system, muscles, the vascular and skeletal systems will be under the broad umbrella of the subspecialty.

Some commonly encountered conditions in this field include the followings but not comprehensive:

  • Ataxia or Unsteadiness and gait impairment
  • Movement disorders
  • Muscle weakness
  • Brain injuries and their complications
  • Febrile seizures Epilepsy
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Floppy infants & hypotonia
  • Delayed development and intellectual disability
  • Congenital anomalies of the Central Nervous System
  • Genetic disorders affecting the nervous system
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Behavioural problems such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Developmental disorders such as delayed speech development
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Learning disorder

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Our Mission

To enable full development of every child’s potentials and strengths.
To ensure earliest identification and intervention of child’s areas of weakness in development.

Dr. Wai  Fan Fanny LAM
Specialist in Developmental-Behavioural Paediatrics

MBChB (CUHK), MRCP (UK), DCH (Irel), FHKCPaed, FHKAM(Paed)

Dr. Kam Tim LIU
Specialist in Paediatric Neurology

MBBCh (Irel), BAO, LRCPI, & SI , BSc (Hons), DCH (Irel), MRCP (Irel), FHKCPaed, FHKAM (Paed)  

What is Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrics?

Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrics (DBP) is an accredited subspecialty in Paediatrics in most developed countries. Through highly specialized and structured assessment, intervention and counselling, DBP specialists strive to enhance the quality of life of individuals in the context of development, behaviour and learning.

What is Paediatric Neurology?

Paediatric Neurology is a medical subspecialty that deals with the investigation, diagnosis and management of neurological conditions in children. Neurological Manifestations of many diseases and disorders especially those leading to dysfunction directly or indirectly affecting the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system, autonomic nervous system, muscles, the vascular and skeletal systems will be under the broad umbrella of the subspecialty. 

  • Children with ADHD/ADD often present with hyperactivity, inattentiveness and weak impulse control. The symptoms will improve…… read more

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