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- Pilot Scheme on On-site Pre-school Rehabilitation Services


PILOT SCHEME ON
ON-SITE PRE-SCHOOL REHABILITATION SERVICES

 

 
Introduction

To enable children with special needs to access the necessary training early in the prime training period, the Social Welfare Department (SWD) will launch a two-year Pilot Scheme on On-site Pre-school Rehabilitation Services (Pilot Scheme) through the Lotteries Fund in the fourth quarter of 2015.  Under the Pilot Scheme, multi-disciplinary service teams from the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) will offer on-site services to participating kindergartens (KGs) and kindergarten-cum-child care centres (KG-cum-CCCs) to provide early intervention to children who are on the waiting list for SWD-subvented pre-school rehabilitation services.  The Pilot Scheme will also provide professional advice for kindergarten teachers/ child care workers to assist them in working with children with special needs, and render support to the parents on fostering positive attitude and providing effective skills in raising their children with special needs.
 

Features of the Scheme
NGOs are appointed to operate projects under the Pilot Scheme, mainly through their project teams providing outreaching service to the participating KGs or KG-cum-CCCs.

Social workers, speech therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, clinical/ educational psychologists and special child care workers are to provide on-site rehabilitation services with early intervention for children with special needs.

Rehabilitation training is also provided at Early Education and Training Centre (EETC) or centres with relevant facilities to meet the training needs of children.

   
Target Service Users

Children attending the participating KGs or KG-cum-CCCs who are on the waiting list for SWD-subvented pre-school rehabilitation services (i.e. EETC, Integrated Programme in KG-cum-CCCs and Special Child Care Centre); and

Teachers/ child care workers and parents/ carers of such children.

   
Scope of Service
For children with special needs:
On-site individual/ group rehabilitation training; and
Training at centres equipped with rehabilitation facilities.
   
For teachers/ child care workers:

On-site professional consultation services and demonstration, talks/ workshops/ seminars, etc.

   
For parents/ carers:
Talks/ workshops/ seminars.
   
Duration

The Scheme is to be operated for a period of two years.  The Project Operators will commence service between 1 November 2015 to 1 January 2016.

   
Service Fees
No fee is charged.
   
How to Apply

Referrals to the project teams can be made through the KGs or KG-cum-CCCs participating in the Pilot Scheme;

If the child is attending a KG or KG-cum-CCC participating in the Pilot Scheme, the parents/ carers may also apply to the project team directly.

   
Enquiries
Enquiries can be made directly to –

Project Operators of the Pilot Scheme.  The addresses and telephone numbers of the participating non-governmental organisations with contact details can be downloaded here:

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Rehabilitation and Medical Social Services Branch of SWD on 2892 5155 or 2892 5516.

   
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List of Kindergartens/Kindergarten-cum-Child Care Centres Served by NGOs Operating Projects under the Pilot Scheme on On-site Pre-school Rehabilitation Services with service commencement in November 2015 can be downloaded here:

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List of Kindergartens/Kindergarten-cum-Child Care Centres Served by NGOs Operating Projects under the Pilot Scheme on On-site Pre-school Rehabilitation Services with service commencement in December 2015 can be downloaded here:

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List of Kindergartens/Kindergarten-cum-Child Care Centres Served by NGOs Operating Projects under the Pilot Scheme on On-site Pre-school Rehabilitation Services with service commencement in January 2016 can be downloaded here:

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Details of the Pilot Scheme on On-site Pre-school Rehabilitation Services (only Chinese version is available)

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