Special Interest Group (SIG)

SIG in Child and Adolescent Service


Coordinator

Ms Magdalene Poon


Year started

2008


Terms of reference

1. Facilitate development and delivery of quality service among the Occupational Therapists working in the child and adolescent field through sharing of practice and setting of standards
2. Promote Occupational Therapists’ role in pediatric field
3. Represent HKOTA to collaborate with other organizations in the child and adolescent field
4. Represent HKOTA to provide opinions and advice in issues related to the child and adolescent field


Membership

Core Members are listed below:
1. Magdalene Poon(Coordinator)
2. Sanne Fong
3. Amy Chiu
4. Yonnie Ng
5. Hellen Yang
6. Anita Fong
7. Minny Tang
8. Phoebe Chan
9. James Lee


Recent Projects

1. Publication of 做個社交有型人
2. Publication & training on Copying Speed Test for Hong Kong Secondary Students
3. Research on Hong Kong Fine Motor Assessment Battery
4. Contribution to Child Health Policy by Paediatric Foundation
5. Support the annual Hong Kong Healthy Children Competition since 2014


Other documents

1. List of certified Copying Speed Test for Hong Kong Secondary Students trainers
2. List of certified assessors





SIG in DementiAbility Methods: The Montessori Way™


Coordinator

Ms Stella Cheng


Year started

2012


Terms of Reference

1. To formulate the strategic direction of the application of DementiAbility Methods: The Montessori Way™ in Hong Kong
2. To serve as a platform between HKOTA and NGOs in Aging on operational matters relating to management of DementiAbility Methods: The Montessori Way™
3. To promote the DementiAbility Methods: The Montessori Way™ in hospital and NGO settings, professional bodies and the public
4. To steer & implement training plans for DementiAbility Methods: The Montessori Way™ including:
i. Arrangement of specialist training, sharing and learning on DementiAbility Methods: The Montessori Way™
ii. Monitoring of the quality of training on DementiAbility Methods: The Montessori Way™
5. To carry out and provide advice on projects and researches on DementiAbility Methods: The Montessori Way™


Membership

Stella Cheng

Coordinator

Daisy Ma

Secretary

Thomas Chu

Treasurer

Daphne Law

Member

Grace Lee

Member

Eileen Yeong

Member

Doreen Fong

Member

Danny Chan

Member

Helen Szeto

Member

Carey Poon

Member

Sharon Leung

Member


Advisor

Gail Elliot


Frequency of Meeting

Once every 4-6 months


Governance Structure

This group is under the Executive Subcommittee of Hong Kong Occupational Therapy Association Ltd. Ms. Gail Elliot is the Professional Advisor to the group & prior advice from her is needed for making any change in the training material regarding the Montessori Methods for DementiaTM.


Other documents

1. List of Trainers
2. Agreement with Dementiability Enterprises Inc.
3. Meeting minutes
4. List of certified practitioner
5. Pamphlet on Bowen Therapy
6. Publication Cover on books





SIG in People with Intellectual Disability


Coordinator

Ms Stella Cheng


Year started

2010


Terms of Reference

1. Sharing of clinical experience and knowledge so as to uplift the standard of practice among OTs working with people with Intellectual Disability
2. Building up standard of practice and protocol
3. Working on the service development for the ageing population of people with Intellectual Disability


Membership

Core Members are listed below:
1. Stella Cheng (Coordinator)
2. Alen Lee
3. Janette Tam
4. Eva Kwan
5. Joseph Leung
6. Amy Chan
7. Polly Ching
8. Lau Chi Hin
9. Leo Cheung
10. Patrick Lam
11. Paul Wan
12. Johnny Wan


Recent Projects

1. Clinical Guideline on Adopting Sensory Integrative Frame of Reference: Management of sensory-based Challenging Behaviours of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities


Other documents

1. Publication cover





SIG in Bowen Therapy



Coordinator

Ms Selina Wan


Year started

2012


Terms of Reference

1. To formulate the strategic direction of the application of Bowen Therapy in occupational therapy service in Hong Kong
2. To serve as a platform for sharing of clinical application of Bowen Therapy
3. To steer & implement training plans for Bowen Therapy with the International School of Bowen Therapy in Hong Kong Occupational Therapy Association
4. To carry out and provide advice on projects and researches on Bowen Therapy
5. To promote the application of Bowen Therapy in Occupational Therapy


Membership

Core members are listed below:
1. Selina Wan-coordinator
2. Iorin Chau
3. Allison Wong
4. Stella Cheng
5. Anna Wu
6. Rosalia Lee
7. Jennifer Ngan
8. Ma Cheuk Han
9. Sharon Poon
10. Leung Tung Lam
11. Jess To


Recent Projects

1. Organize regular training workshop on Bowen Therapy for HKOTA members
2. Research on application of Bowen Therapy on shoulder conditions
3. Articles on Bowen Therapy for Pain Society and HKIOT


Other documents

1. Articles for Pain Society
2. Article for HKIOT





SIG in Respiratory Care



Coordinator

Ms Aileen Chu


Year started

2009


Terms of Reference

1. To serve as a platform for sharing of Occupational Therapy Service for patients under respiratory care
2. To steer & implement training plans on Occupational Therapy Service for patients under respiratory care
3. To promote the role of Occupational Therapists in respiratory care
4. To connect with professional bodies and patient groups related to respiratory care
5. To promote the quality of life of patients requiring supplementary oxygen in their daily life by advocating free access to public transport and facilities


Membership

Core members are listed below:
1. Aileen Chu-coordinator
2. So Chi Tao
3. Bobby Ng
4. Leung Kwan Lok
5. Lewina Chan
6. Sammy Cheung
7. Alexandra Fung
8. Elaine Chan
9. Frank Leung
10. Damian Siu
11. Nonnie Wu
12. Cherry Lau
13. Katherine Chan
14. Evelyn Cheng
15. Claudy Ma


Recent Projects

1. Survey on problems faced by oxygen users on use of public transport
2. Press Conference on Oxygen users’ accessibility and equal opportunities on the use of public transport
3. Advocate for legislation change regarding accessibility of oxygen users to the public transport in Hong Kong
4. Chinese translation on Living Well with COPD educational booklet


Other documents

1. Survey report on oxygen users
2. Press release on oxygen users
3. Opinion to Legislative Council





SIG in Work Rehabilitation and Occupational Health


Coordinator

Ms Stella Cheng


Year started

2009


Terms of Reference

1. To serve as a platform for sharing of Occupational Therapy Service on work rehabilitation and occupational health
2. To steer & implement training plans on Occupational Therapy Service on work rehabilitation and occupational health
3. To promote the role of Occupational Therapists in work rehabilitation and occupational health
4. To connect with professional bodies and organizations related to work rehabilitation and occupational health
5. To represent the association to provide expert advice on issues related to work rehabilitation and occupational health


Membership

Core members are listed below:
1. Stella Cheng-coordinator
2. Patrick So
3. Rebecca Chan
4. Rosalia Lee
5. Jonathan Chow
6. David Chin
7. Andy Cheng


Recent Projects

1. Advice on assessment for special minimum wage for people with disability in 2009
2. Promotion of ergonomics in Government Dental Service by lectures & ergonomic advice in 2009
3. Advocate the focus on work rehabilitation for injured workers in various occasion including talk to Hong Kong Federation of Insurers in 2012, Sharing in HK Orthopaedic Association Congress in 2010 and 2013





SIG in Barrier Free Accessibility


Coordinator

Ms Sanne Fong


Year started

2007


Terms of Reference

1. To serve as a platform for sharing of Occupational Therapy Service for Barrier Free Accessibility
2. To steer and implement training plans on Occupational Therapy Service for Barrier Free Accessibility
3. To promote the role of Occupational Therapists in Barrier Free Accessibility
4. To connect with professional bodies and patient groups related to Barrier Free Accessibility
5. To advocate Barrier Free Accessibility for people with disability in Hong Kong


Membership

Core members are listed below:
1. Sanne Fong- coordinator
2. Edward Chan
3. Dane Wong
4. Alice Chan
5. Jess To
6. Ernest Yu
7. Fion Chan
8. Catherine Fung
9. Alex Yue
10. Andrew Siu


Recent Projects

1. Survey on Barrier Free Accessibility in Shopping Mall in Hong Kong in 2007
2. Provide advice to the Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation on Access Guide Project 2009
3. Support Organization of TRASED 2010
4. Provide opinion to Legislative Council on Barrier Free Accessibility in 2011
5. Provide training to Housing Authority Managers and architects on Age-Friendly Housing and Housing design for people with disability in various occasions.


Other documents

1. Survey report on accessibility of shopping mall
2. Opinion to Legislative Council





SIG in Housing


Coordinator

Ms Sabrina Li


Year started

2015


Goal

We promote the role of occupational therapy in the field of accessible housing and independent living environment.


Objectives

1. To promote the role of OT in Housing and living environment and establish collaboration with service users, professionals bodies and providers of housing
2. To encourage research and development in the housing field
3. To be a resource of information and good practice
4. To support education, courses and seminars in its subject field;


Membership

Core members are listed below:
1. Sabrina Li- Convenor
2. Konica Kwok- Deputy Convenor
3. Vera Lam
4. Felix Ng
5. Sarah Tsang
6. Natalie Pao
7. Maggie Kam
8. David Lau
9. Wilson Lau
10. Louisa Wong
11. Gloria Wong
12. Clara Chan
13. Wai Pan Yu


Recent Projects

1. Production of leaflet and factsheet of OT in Housing (2016)
2. Home Modification articles published in Health Action (2016)
3. OT survey questionnaire on Home modification (2016)
4. Home modification workshop (2016 & 2017)


Other documents

1. Factsheet
2. Leaflet
3. summary of OT survey questionnaire on Home Modification





SIG in School Based OT


Coordinator

Mr. Danny Lo


Year started

2017


Background

In the past decades, there are more students diagnosed with special education needs (SEN) and with the implementation of main stream education model, there are more students with SEN placed in typical school settings. Only those with severe physical disabilities and mental disabilities will be placed in special schools. Those with severe disabilities would be managed school based OT at individual schools. This group is formed to facilitate change in the situation to serve SEN students in Hong Kong.


Terms of Reference

1. To identify the roles and function of school based OT
2. To promote the practice of school based OT in kindergarten, primary, secondary and tertiary education institutions
3. To provide guidelines on assessment of students with SEN (PEO model) at preschool, primary, secondary and tertiary Education
4. To provide guidelines and suggestions for OT intervention with evidence
5. To provide advice on professional report writing related to special examination arrangements (SEA) to schools and to external examination bodies
6. To consider setting up specialization in the area of school based rehabilitation
7. To accredit specialists in report writing


Membership

Core members are listed below:
1. Danny Lo (Coordinator)
2. Prof. Cecilia Li
3. Phoebe Cheung
4. Marcus Ng
5. Cheung Kin Sun
6. Sanne Fong
7. Amy Chiu
8. Yonnie Ng
9. Vivian Chung
10. Anita Fong
11. Glenda Ng
12. Janette Tam
13. Cary Tang
14. Linda Tse


Recent Projects

1. Write up proposal on優化現時融合教育政策建議全面推行校本職業治療香港職業治療學會意見書 in 2017 -
2. Survey on service needs of school based OT in 2017





SIG (Health Qigong) cum National Traditional Sports Research


Coordinator

Ms Priscilla Siu


Year started

2007


Terms of Reference

1. To promote the health benefits of Health Qigong (HQG) to the public on behalf of Hong Kong Occupational Therapy Association (HKOTA).
2. To support other organizations, which shared the same beliefs of HKOTA in promotion of health benefits of Health Qigong.
3. To serve as a platform for sharing of clinical application of Health Qigong among Occupational Therapist and other health care professionals.
4. To steer and implement training plans for Health Qigong for Occupational Therapists, according to the curriculum drafted by the 國家體育總局-健身氣功管理中心


Membership

Core members are listed below:
1. Priscilla Siu (Coordinator)
2. Bobby Ng
3. Maurice Wan
4. Gloria cheung
5. Stella Chan
6. Sammy Cheung
7. Ashley Ng
8. Sharon Poon
9. Kino Lam
10. Delia Tsang
11. Tony Huang
12. Cynthia Wong
13. Paulina Lui
14. Carol Hui
15. Ruthy Chung


Recent Projects

1. Publication of two series of HQG education material (a total of 12 articles) in local health magazines; 1) 氣功科普知識, &, 2) 氣功於復康應用系列
2. Production of localized versions of training material (Posters, DVDs & CDs) for use by patients / clients, who received health qigong training by Occupational Therapist (with funding support from Cynthia Tang OT Promotion Fund)
3. Participation in the production of a short version of Baduenjin Training material for posting in the official websites of Construction Safety Week
4. Participation in radio & TV broadcast show for the promotion of the health benefits of HQG
5. Participation in HQG promotion and/or training activities initiated by the following bodies / organizations

2008 再生會中心 (with funding support from 「老有所為活動計劃」資助)
2008 International Convention on Science, Education & Medicine in Sport
2011 World Health Day
2014 Health Service Executive AGM
2014 – 2016 Construction Safety Week
2016 Pain Conference
2016 10th Health Expo

6. Organizing training course for local Occupational Therapists, supporting staff of local occupational therapy department, and, occupational therapy students.