As our society evolves, our understanding of how children learn has changed. We also know that some children learn very differently so it is vital to provide differentiated education to help them learn effectively. We are an organisation with strong convictions and ambitious goals:
- We believe all children can develop their strengths to flourish.
- We believe every child deserves the fair opportunity and right to learn alongside their peers.
- We strive to be accessible to families in need in the Hong Kong community.
- We treasure partnership with families.
- We are a non-profit organisation that focuses on maximising the benefits to our community.
A Hong Kong where all children have equal rights to education irrespective of their race, language, cultural or socioeconomic background.
- In our teaching we value evidence based techniques, the latest teaching practices and tailored early intervention for every child.
- In our professional team we value the breadth of experience of our qualified professionals, their resourcefulness and adaptability.
- In our leadership we value professionalism, accountability, governance and a strong vision for the future.
To provide quality learning experiences for the individual child and empowering their families.
Dr. Yvonne Becher
Dr. Yvonne Becher brings an extensive background as an experienced and distinguished child psychologist to her current roles at the CDC.
Jackie is a certified accountant with extensive experience in managing finance, administration and operations in both commercial and non-profit making organisations.
A long-standing CDC staff member since 1999, Louise has experience working both inside and outside of the classroom setting in the CDC.
Having worked as a Speech and Language Therapist at the CDC since 1999, Julie’s role now focuses on developing and supporting the development of the Centre’s programmes and staff with her extensive skills and experience in working with young children and families.
A long-term CDC teacher, Joan has a firm belief we must allow each child to learn in their own way.
Having extensive experience in occupational therapy in Hong Kong and Singapore, Serene helps children with additional needs to gain confidence in learning and supports parents to engage in positive parenting.
Yvonne is one of the few specialists in Hong Kong who has been awarded the Board Certified Behaviour Analyst status.
As a Special Educational Needs Teacher at the CDC, Christine is passionate about encouraging learning through fun activities. She also believes that teachers should seek the most appropriate ways to facilitate learning for each individual child.
Motivated by the work of the CDC, Shirley values seeing her students making progress throughout their learning journey and is committed to utilising her specialised knowledge to maximise their development.
As a teacher with CDC, Veonsie is motivated by being part of a multi-disciplinary team – collaborating across disciplines – to help children develop and become increasingly independent in their thinking and behaviour.
Born and educated in the Philippines, Marry is a Special Needs Educator at the CDC.
Dedicated to working with children, Bonnie joined the CDC as a Special Child Care Worker. Bonnie believes that gaining children’s trust is essential in supporting them through their learning journey.
Eliza pursues her goal of helping more children with individual needs to receive the appropriate early intervention education they require.
Following valuable teaching experience in both Australia and Hong Kong, Becky joined the CDC because she wants to be able to give every child an equal opportunity to learn what they deserve to learn.
With well over 10 years of occupational therapy experience, Coley is a well-rounded therapist who has a wealth of knowledge in working with young children with individual needs.
Natalie joined the CDC bringing her passion for helping children and their families lead a full life and function independently.
Having graduated and worked in Australia, Sonia found her passion at the CDC working closely with children with special educational needs from diverse backgrounds.
Angela believes that parents’ support and involvement in therapy sessions will help to deliver significant progress in a child’s learning journey.
Annie believes that therapy should be equally meaningful for both children and parents.
Believing that each child should have an equal opportunity to succeed, Jenny believes that catering for their unique learning needs is essential in order to maximise their achievements.
Through his experience of working with families, Tim believes that it is crucial to provide effective early intervention, in order to ensure children’s development and to foster positive family relationships.
Having broad work experience as an educational psychologist, May is committed to providing all-round services to the children in need at the CDC.
Having worked as a paediatric speech pathologist, Florence is determined to utilise her expertise to support the CDC children and engage in further professional development in the field of ABA.
Through her studies in psychology and art, Grace integrates both areas and brings a new perspective to her therapy at the CDC.
With her rich experience in ABA therapy and delivering SEN art classes, Nico strives to combine the two in her therapy to address the needs of our children in creative ways.
Karen has 10 years solid experience in working with children with learning difficulties. She joined the CDC in 2017 and was appointed to the role of Programme Integration Assistant Manager in 2019.