Tuesday, 12 February 2013

香港耀能協會 康復專業學院

Hong Kong Institute of Rehabilitation Practice

Running itself in quietly for over a year now is SAHK's new Institute of Rehabilitation Practice. The work of the new Institute will be formally launched at a ceremony-cum-symposium later this month:

Ninth-floor Auditorium
Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Building
North Point
Hong Kong
9:30am – 5:00pm
Saturday 23 February 2013

The term 'life span' in the title of the symposium reflects the SAHK's cradle-to-grave range – and how nice it is to see a disability organisation coupling this enlightening technical term right up front with the word 'developmental'. Western world of CE, please note.

The day's programme will begin with a formal opening of the Institute by Martin Liao who chairs the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualification. Sessions will cover early years, special and inclusive education, life-long learning and aging. Within this, individual presentations from internal and visiting speakers will address a range of conditions and approaches to their rehabilitation.

I do wish that I could get there!

The Institute's aims and activities

To foster excellence in rehabilitation practice in relation to a broad range of developmental or acquired disabilities in Hong Kong and nearby regions:
  • Promoting practice based on a culture of continuous improvement and development
  • providing quality and timely education and training programs for professionals and other individuals involved in rehabilitation work
  • facilitating exchanges among experts, practitioners and other related parties to promote awareness and mastery of updated knowledge, skills and technology through various training and conference activities.
It will operate through three divisions: Child and Adolescent Studies, Adult and Elderly Studies, and Conductive Education. Activities to date include courses, workshops, symposia and conferences. A wide range of accredited courses are on offer, delivered so far in Cantonese, Mandarin and English.

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