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Guide To Special Needs Assessments For Kids In Hong Kong

Identifying, Assessments And Next Steps For Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism, Gifted And More

Special needs assessments are in high demand and identifying the right specialist to provide an assessment, diagnosis, and offer next steps for intervention can be challenging. The emotional journey is never quite straight forward and many times, families zig and zag before they get on the right path. Referrals are typically the best move toward the next step, given the individualization of assessments required. Below, we have listed out places and people that are popular for giving special needs assessments. If you have further recommendations, please let us know at editor@littlestepsasia.com.


    A psycho-educational in-depth assessment is an evaluation conducted by a psychologist to see if your child has learning challenges or a developmental delay. This assessment can then be used to help steer you and the school your child attends into a more personalized approach to learning. Areas tested include cognitive abilities, adaptive behavior, emotional and behavioral development, academic achievement, and social and communication development. It can be done from 18 months through teenage years and is a beneficial evaluation for parents looking to get more intel and discovering more about their child's learning challenges. It's ideal to do it at the beginning of a school year to put an individualized plan in place.

    Psycho-Educational Assessment In Hong Kong:


    Jadis Blurtonwww.blurton-fdc.com

    Sprout In Motion, https://www.sproutinmotion.com/

    Nancy Diehl, drdiehl@southside.com.hk


    Central Healthwww.centralhealth.com.hk



    A speech and language evaluation is the measurement of a person's communication skills. The evaluation is done by a speech-language clinician and consists of formal and informal assessments, and a therapy program is recommended based on your child's needs. Usually, a hearing test is recommended before the speech therapy assessment.

    Speech Therapists In Hong Kong - Assessment And Evaluations:

    Hong Kong Children's Hospitalwww31.ha.org.hk


    Sprout In Motion, https://www.sproutinmotion.com/

    Jadis Blurtonwww.blurton-fdc.com

    Young Folk Therapyhttps://youngfolktherapy.com/

    Central Healthwww.centralhealth.com.hk


    Union Hospitalwww.union.org

    REACH, https://reachbls.com/

    Arthur Fang And Associateswww.arthurslp.com

    Talk In Actionwww.tia.com.hk




    A child's vision develops after birth and matures through about 8 years of age. Typically at age 4, it is recommended to schedule a comprehensive vision test.  When assessing your child for special needs and learning disabilities, a vision test is usually part of the process so tests are given at different ages depending on the recommendation. What is typically tested? A visual acuity (sight clarity) and refractive error (myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism or presbyopia) are tested for children. Other standard tests check squint, cross-eyed assessment, color vision, and ocular health.

    Vision Tests For Kids In Hong Kong (Ophthalmologists):


    Family Eye Carewww.familyeyecare.com.hk

    Central Health (Vanessa)www.centralhealth.com.hk

  • Guide to special needs, hearing test hong kong


    The hearing test is a critical factor in determining impairments in a child. Speech delays and challenges are a good indicator of many disorders, including mental, psychological, and autism. Typically hearing tests are done at birth and subsequently, regular tests can be organized depending on the initial results. Audiologists at audio centers are specialists in assess if a child has hearing challenges. It is also crucial to let the specialist know in advance of any other challenges the child faces, either at school or home.

    Where to get a hearing test in Hong Kong?

    ENT Laser Hearing and Speech Therapy Centre, www.ear.com.hk

    The University of Hong Kong, Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic, www.hku.hk

    Widex Hearing Specialist, www.widexhongkong.com.hk/

    Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong, www.gleneagles.hk/

  • Guide to special needs dyslexia assessment in hong kong


    No single tests typically diagnosis dyslexia. A variety of factors are considered, including your child's medical and developmental history, home life, and reading and academic skills. Besides, tests in vision, hearing, psychological, and neurological testing can be required. Where to start? Assessments are available through the HK Government Hospitals, the Hong Kong Education Bureau, and private educational, medical, and psychological practices. Below is a list of handy resources and key organizations that can help steer you as well. One key resource to review as you start your journey is the Dyslexia Took Kit - click here!

    Dyslexia Government Assessments In Hong Kong:

    Department Of Health, +852 2246 6633, www.dhcas.gov.hk

    Education Bureau, +852 2891 0088, www.edb.gov.hk

    Other Key Dyslexia Resources In Hong Kong:

    Dyslexia Association of Hong Kongwww.dyslexia.org.hk 

    Private Dyslexia Assessments In Hong Kong:


    Heep Hong Kongclick here

    Child Development Centre, click here

    Jennifer Van Wykclick here

  • Guide to special needs autism assessment in hong kong


    Similar to other learning disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder is not diagnosed in one simple assessment; rather, it is a variety of screening and assessment tools that may be used during the assessment process. While the two biggest assessments are Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) and the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R), there are many more that might be more relevant depending on your individual child. The assessments are typically in two parts - one around developmental assessment and more of a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation. Child Development Services can help steer you on the government side, and there are plenty of private clinics in Hong Kong that can help as well.

    Autism Government Assessments In Hong Kong:

    Department Of Health, +852 2246 6633, www.dhcas.gov.hk

    Education Bureau, +852 2891 0088, www.edb.gov.hk

    Other Key Autism Resources In Hong Kong:

    Autism Partnership, click here

    SPOT, www.spot.com.hk/assessments

    Sprout In Motion, https://www.sproutinmotion.com/

    REACH, https://reachbls.com/

    Autism Recovery Networkclick here

    Dr. Angel Au,  click here

    Dr. Charlotte Tang, click here

    Beautiful Mind HK, click here

    Adler Family Centreclick here

    Child And Family Centreclick here

    Dr. Roby Marcouclick here


  • Guide to special needs ADHD assessment In Hong Kong


    ADHD is a very common diagnosis (in fact, ADHD is the most common mental disorder in children) that affects focus, emotional responses, and impulse control. ADHD is outdatedly also referred to as ADD (attention deficit disorder), which we now know is only one of its 3 manifestations deemed inattentive ADHD. The other 2 kids are hyperactive-impulsive and combined ADHD. The specificness of a particular manifestation is where it gets very complicated. Here are the best resources for parents looking for information on ADHD in Hong Kong and below is where you get get your ADHD assessments in Hong Kong.

    ADHD Government Assessments In Hong Kong:

    Department Of Health, +852 2246 6633, www.dhcas.gov.hk

    Education Bureau, +852 2891 0088, www.edb.gov.hk

    Other Key Autism Resources In Hong Kong:

    Little Steps Guide To ADHD, click here

    ADHD Foundation, www.adhd.hk

    ADHD Parent Support Groupwww.facebook.com/groups/447435615601304

    Private ADHD Assessments In Hong Kong:

    Child and Family Centrechildandfamilycentre.com.hk

    Sprout In Motion, https://www.sproutinmotion.com/

    Jadis Blurton Family Development Centerwww.blurton-fdc.com


    The Psynamo Groupwww.psynamo.com



    IMI, www.imi.com.hk

    Dr. Charlotte Tangdrcharlottetang.com/service


    Food Allergy Assessment In Hong Kong:

    Dr. Trodd, www.otandp.com/our-practitioners/dr-tim-trodd


    Sensory Integration Assessment In Hong Kong:

    SPOT, spot.com.hk/assessments

    Sprout In Motion, https://www.sproutinmotion.com/


    Occupational Therapy Assessments In Hong Kong:

    SPOT, spot.com.hk/assessments

    Sprout In Motion, https://www.sproutinmotion.com/


    Child Development Centrewww.cdchk.org

    Young Folk Therapyyoungfolktherapy.com

    Numicon Diagnostic Assessment (Maths):

    Child Development Centre, www.cdchk.org/product/numicon-diagnostic-assessment


    Baby Assessment (18 Months):

    Child Development Centrewww.cdchk.org/product/baby-assessment

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