Understanding and Supporting Minds that Learn Differently

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Due to ill-health, Dr. Thomas Brown has had to postpone his visit to Hong Kong.

The event on Saturday November 18th with Dr. Lindsay Peer will still go ahead and we are also pleased to announce that in light of Dr. Brown’s absence, we are offering an additional workshop at no extra charge. This Saturday, Dr. Rick Smith will empower parents with the most effective practices that successful parents use to support ‘learning in the home’. Research shows this is the single most important changeable factor in student achievement. During his 90-minute workshop, you will learn the ins and outs of successfully supporting struggling learners, even if you never go to their school.



Dr. Lindsay Peer CBE

Parent and Educator Seminar 

November 18th

Kowloon Junior School, 20 Perth Road, Ho Man Tin


The seminar will be valuable to parents and educators wanting to better understand how to support children with AD/HD and Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) such as dyslexia.


The ticket price has been correspondingly reduced from $700 to $350 for the morning session and $1050 for the full day.


For full details of the seminar, please refer to the DAHK website: http://www.dyslexia.org.hk/upcoming-events/

Dr. Lindsay Peer (CBE) is widely recognized as an expert in the range of specific learning difficulties, SEN and mainstream education. She was appointed CBE for services to Education & Dyslexia and was awarded the Outstanding Lifetime Academic Achievement Award by the British Dyslexia Association. Dr. Peer has many years’ experience as an educational psychologist teacher, teacher trainer and brings both theoretical and practical understanding to the support children with learning differences at home at school. She was deputy CEO and Education Director of the British Dyslexia Association.


This Seminar has been made possible by FOCUS and the Dyslexia Association (Hong Kong) with the kind support of Hong Kong International School, The English Schools Foundation, Central Health Partners and Ovolo.

For more information about the talks, please visit the DAHK website or FOCUS link

8:15 to 8:40 Registration for Parents

8:45-10:15 Dr. Peer's talk for parents- Winning with Dyslexia: Understanding your child and the impact of dyslexia upon their emotions, living and learning
10:15-10:30 Coffee Break and Registration for Teachers

10:30- 12:00

1) Dr. Peer's talk for teachers - Overcoming Underachievement: The link between processing, academic and emotional difficulties in dyslexia

2) Dr. Rick Smith's workshop for parents-  Parent Engagement: Engaging ALL parents.

12:00 to 1:15 Lunch

1:15 to 3:45 (Unchanged) Dyslexia: Making it work! Tried and tested effective practice accessible to school and to home