Upcoming Events

The DAHK has organised a series of well attended, highly constructive and informative monthly meetings since its inception.  All speakers at the monthly meetings have freely given their time and have been rewarded  with an interested and appreciative audience anxious to learn more.

The DAHK also organises talks and workshops given by local and international speakers.


Helping Children with Dyslexia: A Global Perspective

Date: Thursday 14th March
Time: 7.30 to 9.00 pm
Venue: Hong Kong Football Club, 3 Sports Road, Happy Valley

Tickets available through Ticketflap

Catherine McBride joins us to discuss her recently published book Coping with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and ADHD: A Global Perspective (Routledge, 2019). This is a book intended for practitioners, teachers, parents, and those with any or all of these learning difficulties. University or postgraduate students who wish to understand more about dyslexia, dysgraphia, and/or ADHD will also benefit from the clear analysis. We are offering a golden opportunity to hear Catherine discuss her research and answer questions firsthand. Attendees are also able to buy the book on the night for a special discounted price of $200HKD. Don't miss out!

Coping with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and ADHD: A Global Perspective (Routledge, 2019)
The book focuses one chapter each on the basics of each of these learning difficulties and another three chapters on their remediation. The book goes on to cover topics such as comorbidities across learning or other difficulties, learning of multiple languages, facilitating self-esteem, and enhancing reading comprehension and writing composition in the face of dyslexia, dysgraphia, and ADHD. Appendices with short, practical tips on learning, multi-media resources, and ways to test and train cognitive linguistic skills are included as an additional resource.

Catherine McBride is Professor of Developmental Psychology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She spent the last academic year as a Senior Fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Study (FRIAS), working on a book entitled Coping with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and ADHD: A Global Perspective (Routledge, 2019). The author of over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles, she is a past President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading and current President of the Association for Reading and Writing in Asia. With collaborators, she has published research on reading and writing in Arabic, Bemba, Chinese, Dutch, English, German, Hebrew, Korean, and Spanish. Her main interests focus on similarities and differences in reading development and impairment across languages, scripts, and cultures.



Orton-Gillingham Training

- April 2019


Course Dates - 15th - 18th and 23rd - 26th April 2019

Time - 9am - 5.00pm (inclusive of catered lunch, (12.30 - 1.15) 

Venue - Ovolo Southside, Aberdeen

Cost - Cost of on-site course: $23,000

Numbers - Maximum of 25 participants

DAHK will be hosting a fellow from the Academy of Orton-Gillingham to provide training for the Associate Level Orton-Gillingham course to members and friends of DAHK.  

In order to meet the full demands of the Orton-Gillingham Academy, all associate-level trainees must meet the 60 hours of on-site course-work. 

All resources and materials are included in the cost and will include morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack.  Tea, coffee juice etc. throughout the day.

After each trainee has completed the on-site training they will receive a Certificate of Completion that states their completion of the required number of hours of coursework at the Associate Level from the Academy.  

For those of you who wish to pursue full Associate Membership with the Academy, our fellow is offering her trainees the opportunity of a practicum which consists of ten, 40 - 60-minute lessons submitted electronically over the course of a minimum of eight months.  The cost of each lesson is USD200 per practicum lesson. 

We have a maximum number of 25 trainees and although the places will be given on a first come first served basis, members shall be given priority.  Please feel free to email with any questions you may have now. Please fill in the google form for registration at your earliest.