Parenting Program

Parenting Program

Small group trainings are evidence-based, aiming to support and strengthen children’s social skills, emotion regulation or executive function through plays and interactions.

Circle of Security® Parenting™ Program (COS-P)

The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.

Target: Parents, Care-givers, Educators and Medical professionals

The Incredible Years® - Parenting Program

The Incredible Years® Child Program Dinosaur School Preschool to Grade 3, an evidence-based proven, child training program for strengthening children’s social skills, emotional self-regulation. 

Target Age: 8-10 years

The Triple P- Positive Parenting Program®

Positive Parenting Program is a parenting and family support system designed to prevent – as well as treat behavioural and emotional problems in children and teenagers. It aims to prevent problems in the family, school and community before they arise.

Circle of Security® Parenting™ Program (COS-P)

Circle of Security® Parenting™ Program (COS-P)

At times, all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us. As a parent, we always hope our child came with a manual. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you.

When parents face a young kid being afraid of leaving them to explore the environment or a teenager who has challenging behaviours at school, we may not be aware of the early-year relationship with our child is one of the crucial factors. Secure attachment is important to children especially young kids. When a child has formed secure attachment with parents, they become more confident and more willing to explore the environment.

The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened. It is a video-based intervention that strengthens parents’ abilities to observe and improve caregiving skills.

Using the Circle of Security® Parenting™ model developed by the Circle of Security originators, Dr. Fanny Lam works with parents, care-givers, educators and medical professionals to help them to:

  • Understand their child’s emotional world by learning to read emotional needs
  • Support their child’s ability to successfully manage emotions
  • Enhance the development of their child’s self esteem
  • Honor the innate wisdom and desire for their child to be secure
Session Topic
Session 1 Welcome to Circle of Security Parenting™
Session 2 Exploring our Children’s Needs All the Way Around the Circle
Session 3 “Being With” on the Circle
Session 4 The Path to Security
Session 5 Exploring Our Struggles
Session 6 Rupture and Repair in Relationships

Program Details:

Weekdays (6 sessions)

Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm / 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Hong Kong Developmental Paediatrics and Child Neurology Centre (Central)

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

Number of participants: 3-10

Target: Parents, Care-givers, Educators and Medical professionals

English/ Mandarin/ Cantonese

Special arrangement in times of typhoon and rainstorm

Special Arrangement
In Times of Typhoon and Rainstorm

  • When a Typhoon Warning Signal No. 8 or higher is hoisted or a Black Rainstorm Warning is in effect at 7.00am, all appointments/trainings scheduled at 9.00am or before will be cancelled.

  • Appointments/trainings will resume within 2 hours after the Typhoon Warning Signal No. 8 or Black Rainstorm Warning is lowered or cancelled..

  • During a T3 or Red rain, if you have concerns for safety/transport and believe a T8 or Black rain to be imminent, please call our Centre on 22430000 of the above special arrangements.

What to prepare for the appointment?

What to Prepare for the Appointment?

  1.  Make Your Appointment

We welcome bookings through:

  • Email, Phone Call, WhatsApp, Website, Walk-In

2.  The day before your appointment

Prepare your child for assessment:

  • Adequate sleep, food and drink before the assesment
  • Show images of our centre to familiarize your child with the environment
  • For younger children, tell them we will have some “fun activities” with them
  • For school-aged children, tell them we will ask them to do some tasks to understand their strengths and weaknesses
  • No prior drilling or practising please

3. On the assessment day

  • Arrive on time

    Registration:
  • HK ID Card / passport / birth certificate of your child
  • Health Record + previous medical report
  • Referral letter (if any)
  • Handbook/school report

    Please also bring:
  • If your child is on medication, please bring it with you for our reference
  • Assistive devices, eg. Hearing aids, spectacles and orthosis etc.
  • Snacks for younger children to encourage their cooperation

    Assessment :
  • Interview parents / caretaker – parents please try your best to attend the assessment
  • Questionnaires for parents and teenagers
  • Conduct assessment
  • Debriefing – explain assessment result, follow up plan, and management

4. Referral and training plan

Parents:

  • Circle of Security Parenting
  • Triple-P Positive Parenting Programme
  • Incredible Years Programme

Child:

  • Clinical / Educational pyschological Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Medication
  • Hospital Authority
  • Social Welfare Department Rehab Services

LEGO® The Brick Wizard Club

LEGO® The Brick Wizard Club

Group Details:

Every Friday

Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Hong Kong Developmental Paediatrics and Child Neurology Centre (Central)

Number of kids per group: 2-3

K3-P1

LEGO® Therapy is an evidence-based training aimed to support children with social-behavioral needs. Dr. Cecilia Lam is a licensed LEGO® therapy practitioner. She is specialized in helping children with social communication challenges to develop social competence through LEGO® play.

LEGO®-based therapy is a social development programme for young people with autism spectrum disorders or related social communication difficulties. It was originally developed by Dr. Dan LeGoff, a Paediatric Neuropsychologist in the USA. He noticed that otherwise uncommunicative children came together and started to talk when LEGO® bricks were around.

Young people work together to build LEGO® models and through this have the opportunity to develop social skills such as turn taking, collaboration and social communication.

LEGO®-based therapy can be used individually or in groups. Natural opportunities for developing social competence are facilitated by the therapist.

Key to this approach is how engaging and enjoyable it is for the participants! Building LEGO® collaboratively is great fun, and young people develop social skills while enjoying themselves.

Skills training in the Brick Wizard Club includes:

Social communication skills, impulse control, staying focus, emotion regulation, social cooperation and problem-solving skills

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

Bumble Bee Social Group

Bumble Bee Social Group

Group Details:

Weekday

Time: TBC 

Hong Kong Developmental Paediatrics and Child Neurology Centre (Central)

Number of kids per group: 3-4

2-3 years old

A large body of research on brain development and how young children learn clearly identifies the importance of learning in the context of relationships. In addition, the social and emotional development of young children and the nature of their relationships and attachments are critical to their development.

Learning readiness refers to the developing capacity of children to self-regulate; develop close, secure personal relationships with adults and peers; demonstrate curiosity in, pay attention to and explore people and objects in the environment; demonstrate a sense of self-confidence as well as effective communicating skills.

Skills training in the Bumble Bee Social Group includes:

1.  Develop and engage in positive relationships and interactions with adults

2. Begin to learn and internalize rules, routines and directions (i.e. following instruction sitting for tale task, paying attention in class)

3. Begin to develop personal relationships with peers (i.e. taking turns, sharing and cooperating with peers)

4. Demonstrate interest, curiosity, and eagerness in learning and discovery

5. Begin to develop and demonstrate control over some of their feelings and regulating self-behaviours (i.e. understanding basic emotions, acquiring problem-solving skills)

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

The Incredible Years® – P1 Group

The Incredible Years® - P1 Group

Group Details:

Every Saturday

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Hong Kong Developmental Paediatrics and Child Neurology Centre (Central)

Number of kids per group: 3-4

8-10 years old

Hong Kong Developmental Paediatrics Centre offers The Incredible Years® Child Program Dinosaur School Preschool-Grade 3, an evidence-based proven, child training program for strengthening children’s social skills, emotional self-regulation such as understanding and communicating feelings, using effective problem solving strategies, managing anger, practicing friendship and conversational skills, and behaving appropriately in the classroom.

The programme aims to treat children with conduct problems, ADHD, and internalizing problems in small interactive classes to coach children’s social skills, emotional regulation and problem solving critical for school success in 18 sessions. Incredible Years® has been extensively researched and the benefits are consistently shown with families of different cultures. Many papers on the programme has been published and is considered the “model program” in U.S.

Standardised structure developed over 30 years ago, used in over 20 countries worldwide, with strict training and monitoring of instructors. The program is run by Dr. Maureen Kong, an Incredible Years Group Leader and Registered Clinical Psychologist and a Psychology major teacher.

Skills training in the Incredible Years® Child Program:

Improvement in their child’s attention, behaviours, emotion regulation and social competence. Teachers reported a reduction of externalising behaviours and improvements in social competence during peer interactions.

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

The Incredible Years® – P Group

The Incredible Years® - P Group

Group Details:

Every Thursday

Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Hong Kong Developmental Paediatrics and Child Neurology Centre (Central)

Number of kids per group: 2-4

5-8 years old

Hong Kong Developmental Paediatrics Centre offers The Incredible Years® Child Program Dinosaur School Preschool-Grade 3, an evidence-based proven, child training program for strengthening children’s social skills, emotional self-regulation such as understanding and communicating feelings, using effective problem solving strategies, managing anger, practicing friendship and conversational skills, and behaving appropriately in the classroom.

The programme aims to treat children with conduct problems, ADHD, and internalizing problems in small interactive classes to coach children’s social skills, emotional regulation and problem solving critical for school success in 18 sessions. Incredible Years® has been extensively researched and the benefits are consistently shown with families of different cultures. Many papers on the programme has been published and is considered the “model program” in U.S.

Standardised structure developed over 30 years ago, used in over 20 countries worldwide, with strict training and monitoring of instructors. The program is run by Dr. Maureen Kong, an Incredible Years Group Leader and Registered Clinical Psychologist and a Psychology major teacher.

Skills training in the Incredible Years® Child Program:

Improvement in their child’s attention, behaviours, emotion regulation and social competence. Teachers reported a reduction of externalising behaviours and improvements in social competence during peer interactions.

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