Individualized Sign Language Support


  It is hard for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing children to receive comprehensive language input in their daily lives through auditory channels. While sign language is the most accessible and barrier-free language for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing children, there is always insufficient sign language input in the environment for these children to build their language foundations, which affects their overall development.

  SLCO Community Resources is therefore offering a new support service ‘Individualized Sign Language Support”. In the programme, Deaf instructors and experienced child-care workers will provide more quality sign language input to children and parents. Early childhood development support such as behavioural, emotional and social training will also be provided. At the same time, parents’ signing abilities and caregiving skills will be strengthened and improved, and the children will be better prepared for future schooling.

Service Details

  • Target: Deaf / Hard of Hearing Children aged 0-6 and their parents
  • Parents or the caregiver have to attend the lessons together with the child.
  • The service will be charged for each ‘phase’. Partial payment is not accepted.
  • Please notify the organisation to arrange a make-up class two days before the service date if you are unavailable on the original lesson date. If it is a sick leave, doctor’s proof will have to be provided to arrange a make-up class. Make-up classes will not be arranged for absentees without valid reasons.
  • Parents can choose between ‘home-based service’ and ‘centre-based service’.
    Please note the difference in service charge. Our service centre is now located at ‘Room 102 Academic Building 2, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories’ or at ‘2/F, Canton Plaza, 1125-1127 Canton Road, Mong Kok, Kowloon, HK’. Please consult our staff for the service centre available.
Phase Content Service charge
Home-based service Centre-based service
Phase 1
  • In the first session, experienced child-care workers will observe the child, and learn more about the family’s background, living condition, habits, the parents’ expectations from the parent. The Learning programme and the training standards will then be designed and tailor-made according to the ability of the individual child.
  • The Deaf instructor will interact with the child and the parent through signing stories and carrying out parent-child activities. Through observation and direct interaction, the need of the child and the parents will be understood, and 8 one-hour-sessions of sign language and early childhood development support will be provided*.
  • The Deaf instructor and the experienced child-care worker will evaluate the child’s progress after each session, and modify the training plans accordingly.
  • The experienced child-care worker will offer two ‘parent follow-up’ sessions to explain the needs of the developing child, and provide, according to the needs of the child and the parents, suggestions for caregiving and communication skills, and daily practice tips.
HK$4,500 Per Phase HK$3,700 Per Phase
Phase 2 onwards
  • The Deaf instructor will interact with the child and the parent through signing stories and carrying out parent-child activities in the 8 one-hour sessions of sign language and early childhood development support*.
  • The Deaf instructor and the experienced child care worker will evaluate the child’s progress after each session, and modify the training plans accordingly.
  • The experienced child care worker will offer one ‘parent follow-up’ session to explain the needs of the developing child, and provide, according to the needs of the child and the parents, suggestions for caregiving and communication skills, and daily practice tips.
HK$3,700 Per Phase HK$3,100 Per Phase

*In order to have sufficient language input, we suggest arranging two sessions of sign language support each week.

If you would like to apply for our Individualized Sign Language Support,
Please contact us at 2385 2577 or email us at info@slco.org.hk.