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 clinical background as an experienced and distinguished psychologist to the role of Executive Director.
Cordelia is experienced in the fundraising and development field, having worked in a variety of local and international NGOs.
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.
Isabel has solid experience in working with children. Upon receiving her psychology undergraduate degree in the U.S., Isabel further pursued professional training in Educational Psychology and Expressive Arts Therapy in Hong Kong.
A long-term CDC teacher, Joan has a firm belief we must allow each child to learn in their own way.
Trained in Canada where he practised as an occupational therapist for over 15 years, Thomas brings to the CDC team his extensive experience of using an interdisciplinary approach when providing services to children and families.
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.
Born and educated in the Philippines, Marry is a Special Educational Needs Teacher at CDC.
Olivia is an experienced and passionate teacher who treasures every child’s uniqueness and is dedicated in inspiring child’s learning.
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.
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.
As a Classroom Assistant 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.
An experienced professional, Halijah brings physiotherapy and expertise training from Australia with specialty training in sensory integration.
Following her passion to work with children through therapy and play, Cherie joined CDC in 2014 after working as a paediatric occupational therapist in the Philippines, Beijing and Shanghai.
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.
Gundeep is an Occupational Therapist, experienced in sensory integration therapy, Neuro Developmental Treatment (NDT) and the Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) approach.
With a desire to help children to lead a full life and function independently, Natalie joined CDC as soon as she moved to Hong Kong from the UK.
Sara is an experienced Occupational Therapist who has worked in various settings in both Hong Kong and the United States.
With both a speech pathology and an audiology degree, Rita brings a unique skill set to the therapy team.
Karen joined the CDC after receiving her speech and language pathology qualifications in the UK, bringing her experience in Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) and psychology.
Abreast of the newest methods and trends in speech therapy, Karen joined the CDC upon receiving her master’s degree in the USA.
Longson is a Speech and Language Therapist who believes in the importance of taking a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to addressing the specific health and learning needs of individual children.
Wanting to make a difference in children’s lives, Matthew joined the CDC after qualifying and working in Australia.
As a licensed Social Worker, Cammy joined the CDC to use her experience to help every child and family overcome obstacles and thrive.
Sarah is a postgraduate clinical psychologist, currently pursuing certification in Emotion-Focused Therapy. She is motivated to help children live lives of meaning and purpose and the CDC’s vision of ‘child equality’ resonates strongly with her.
Determined to bring positive changes to children, Eros is delighted to join the CDC in 2017 as a behaviour therapist.
Kassidy is a Behaviour Therapist passionate about helping SEN children fulfil their potential, create value and improve the quality of their own lives.
Rianna joined CDC as a Behaviour Therapist in 2017, motivated by a desire to help children adjust to the ‘community of the future’, and to provide counselling and emotional support to the families of SEN children.
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.