Kid Power is a company specialised in running specialist study days and clinical workshops for Paediatric Occupational Therapist, other healthcare, educational and psychological professionals who work with children with different additional needs.
The main Training Consultant of the company is Dr. Sidney Chu who has many years of clinical and teaching experience. He has presented many training courses, study days and seminars in different parts of the United Kingdom and also overseas e.g. Malta, Republic of Ireland, Singapore, Hong Kong, Jordan.
Dr. Chu trained as an Occupational Therapist in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences in 1982. He moved to work in the United Kingdom in 1987 after working for about 5 years as a Paediatric Occupational Therapist in a charity organisation for children with special needs in Hong Kong. He has extensive experience in working with children with different disability conditions in various service settings. During his career as a Paediatric Occupational Therapist, he has acquired different advanced clinical skills and academic qualifications. He manages a large paediatric occupational therapy service for children with different disability conditions within different acute, community and primary care settings in one of the London Boroughs. He carries out regular clinical work in the service.
Dr. Chu is one of the founder members and ex-Chairperson of the British Institute for Sensory Integration (BISI). He is an honorary member of the Sensory Integration Network – UK & Ireland. He has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Brunel University to recognize his contribution in the field in November, 2007. He has also been awarded as an Outstanding Graduate in the 30th Anniversary of the
Department of Rehabilitation Science, Hong Kong Polytechnic University in October, 2008.
Dr. Chu has published many articles and has been involved in different professional activities. He has presented many talks, seminars and training courses in Sensory Integrative Therapy and other area of paediatric work e.g. perceptual assessment and treatment, handwriting training etc. He has special interests in helping children with Specific Developmental Disorders (e.g. developmental coordination disorder, dyslexia, ADHD etc), Cerebral Palsy and Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
He holds the following professional and academic qualifications:-
Professional Diploma in Occupational Therapy.
Certification in the Behavioural Management of Children.
Certification in Neurodevelopmental Treatment (Bobath).
Certification in the Derbyshire Language Scheme.
Post-graduate Diploma in Biomechanics.
Sensory Integration International (SII) Certification in the Administration and Interpretation of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT).
British Dyslexia Association Diploma in the Teaching of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia).
Master of Science Degree in Health Psychology.
SII qualified SIPT Observer on Test Administration.
Diploma in Instrumental Enrichment (Phase I).
PhD, Department of Health Science and Social Care, Brunel University.