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About Us

 
Outdoor Reading

Our Mission

We are committed to bringing people in Hong Kong together to support individuals affected by dyslexia and related learning differences so they can learn and thrive. We aim to raise awareness of dyslexia and provide assistance and support for all interested in, or affected by, dyslexia. We believe that working with teachers and other professionals, educational institutions, and parents is crucial to achieving our mission. 

 

Our History

The Dyslexia Association of Hong Kong was established in September 1995 by parents interested in building a supportive community for individuals with dyslexia.

Over the 28 years since our inception, we have offered many series of talks and professional development workshops with local and international speakers.

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Our Committee

Our committee of volunteers is made up of psychologists, therapists, specialists, tutors, and teachers.

Co-Chairs

Rebecca Bush

Reading Specialist
 

Dyslexia Therapist

University of California, Berkeley - B.A. Iberian Studies

University of Alabama - M.A. Elementary Education

Concordia University of Texas - M.Ed. Advanced Literacy

Neuhaus Education Center - Dyslexia Specialist Preparation Program

 Dr. Scarlett L. Mattoli

Clinical Psychologist

BA Psych (Hons)

PGDip Coaching Supervision   

PGDip SPED/SpLD 

PGDip SocSci 

PGCert SocSci

MA Counseling

MSc Coaching Psychology (Merit)  

MSc Psychology (Cog Neuro)

PsyD (Clinical Psychology) (Hons)

Secretary                                 Treasurer
Lucy Higgs

Special Needs Teacher

Student Support Coordinator

University of Hull - BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS

Middlesex University - PGCert National Award for SEN Coordination

Shabnam Diwan

Special Needs Teacher
 

Bombay University - B.A. Psychology

Bombay University - M.Sc Child Development

University of Hong Kong - PGDE (Special Needs) Hong Kong

Orton-Gillingham Academy - Associate Level Member

Members
Kit Leung

Psychotherapist

University of Toronto - B.S. Psychology 

   Seneca College -  Dip. Social Service Worker
Hong Kong University - PGDE  General Studies

  University of Cambridge - M.P. Education

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Jennifer van Wyk

Dyslexia Therapist & Assessor

Rhodes University - BSc Psychology

University of South Africa - PCGE

Open University - M.Ed

Orton Gillingham Basic Language Course

Charlotte Sinnott

SENCo

University of Nottingham - BA (Hons) Theology

University of Wales Trinity Saint David  - PGCE

University of East London - MA Special and Additional Learning Needs

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