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.
For every child to succeed in their unique learning journey.
Dr. Yvonne Becher
An experienced and distinguished psychologist, Yvonne maintains strong links to both academic and behavioural research, consulting on UNICEF projects and partnering with The University of Hong Kong as a lecturer and on projects relating to early childhood development.
Cordelia is experienced in the fundraising and development field, having worked in a variety of local and international NGOs.
Having worked as a Speech and Language Therapist at the CDC since 1999, Julie now heads the therapy department 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.
Sandra joined the CDC in 2003 as a special needs teacher. She returned in 2017 and was recently appointed to the role of Programme Integration Supervisor.
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.
Olivia is an experienced and passionate teacher who treasures every child’s uniqueness and is dedicated in inspiring child’s learning.
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.
A master’s degree holder, Andrea is passionate about working collaboratively together with children and their families to support and enable each child’s growth, independence and participation in everyday activities.
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.
Jonathan joined CDC as an Occupational Therapist to further strengthen his expertise within a multidisciplinary team. He believes that interacting with children can develop one’s flexibility, patience and creativity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Behavioural Therapist Trainee, 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.