Families of SMA
(Spinal Muscular Atrophy)
Healing Magic is a carefully designed, systematic approach to the therapeutic use of magical effects in physical and psycho-social rehabilitation. It is a viable treatment modality that has gained widespread support from therapists, health care professionals, magicians, and patients.
Therapists who have tried this modality are impressed with the way it captivates the interest of their patients and carries them through obstacles such as pain, frustration, and boredom with the more traditional approaches. They are excited about the way it motivates their patients to new skill levels and improves self-image and self-esteem. In their eagerness to master the magic, patients willingly practise a trick over and over again, often hundreds of times. Since all the tricks are designed to improve physical, psychological, perceptual, or social functions, the patient's rehabilitative progress is more quickly achieved than in some traditional methods.
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The Training Module
This course or training module provides a unique chance for occupational & physiotherapists of different fields to learn and master the art and skills of magic.
經過五個工作坊(每次兩小時)後，參加者將能向他們的病人表演及傳授簡單魔術。整個課程包括五十多個由初級至中級程度的魔術，旨在改善病人的Gross Motor Skills, Fine Motor Skills, 解決困難的能力、集中力、感知能力、Motor Planning、認知能力和心理社會能力等。5 workshops ( 2 hours each workshop) will enable and equip students to perform and teach simple magic tricks to their patients. There are 50 plus tricks which had been specially picked from elementary to intermediate standard to attain improvement in areas such as: Gross Motor Skills, Fine Motor Skills, Problem Solving, Attention, Perception, Motor Planning, Cognitive Skills and Psycho-Social Skills.
Mr. Harry Wong, the tutor-magician, teaching magic tricks to professional occupational therapists
For the convenience of students, the training workshops will be conducted in 2 different venues, on Monday evenings between 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm as follows:
Hong Kong :The Duchess of Kent Children's Hospital
(Lecture Theatre, 3/F Li Ka Shing Physiotherapy Building, Sandy Bay, Hong Kong)
Kowloon :Margaret Trench Rehabilitation & Medical Centre
(7 Rehab Path, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong)
Please note that whilst Families of SMA Charitable Trust will heavily subsidise the course fees and rental of venues, it is necessary to charge each student a token attendance and commitment fee of HK$380 per person. The fees will cover a course of 5 workshops, free visits by Mr. Harry Wong to the respective institutions to monitor the patients' progress and a free magic toolbox to start with.
The course tutor is Mr. Harry Wong who is a well-known magician as well as an experienced music educationist and a household name in children's entertainment. He will be assisted by Mr. Jim Chan who is a magician as well as a mime artist and puppeteer. They will demonstrate all the tricks and guide the students in a step-step fashion to ensure successful results on technique, psychology and presentation.
Mr. Harry Wong, a children's television celebrity and accomplished magician.
Most of the magic tricks taught in this course only require simple daily objects, such as: rubber bands,ropes, coins, paper clips .........etc. Other basic magic props, such as: magic wands, silk scarfs, sponge balls and other gimmicks will also be available at the workshop at low prices.
Families of SMA Charitable Trust plans to have a set of more elaborate and professional magic props for students to borrow (free of charge) when they have to put on a show of a larger scale.
At the end of this course, Families of SMA Charitable Trust will issue a Certificate of Achievement to all students who achieve 100% attendance.
The course tutor and his assistant (Harry and Jim) will welcome pre-arranged bookings to visit specific hospitals and institutions to work with students of this course (therapists) with their patients for better results.
Healing Magic is sponsored by Families of SMA to help disabled children overcome obstacles with their therapies, cope and achieve results in a fun way.