Shanghai Programs

PLEASE NOTE: Refunds for classes cannot be offered for classes after the start date. 

To register for all program, please call 5404-0058/59 OR EMAIL us, including your name and the program for which you are registering.


Twilight Series for Teachers

The Twilight Series for Teachers at LIH Olivia’s Place is a series of educator-oriented, learning outcome-focused presentations or workshops that takes place once a month during the school year at LIH Olivia’s Place Shanghai. Topics cover speech & language development and motor development for young children, behavior, learning, executive functioning, and support for children with special needs, and mental health. Participants receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Executive Functioning Skills
Speaker: Dr. Sophie Westwood, Clinical Psychologist (Consultant)
Date & Time: 5:00-6:30pm, 27 September 2017
Fee: 100 RMB/Person
Location: Room 503-504, Haijia Building, No.41 Yongjia Rd, Huangpu District, Shanghai
Register: Please email to with each attendee’s name, school name and e-mail address for registration.

- What are executive functioning skills?
– How do these relate to the classroom and school life?
– What can I do to help promote the development of certain executive functioning skills?
– What should I do if I’m worried about a child’s executive functioning skills?

Executive functioning skills help us to consider what we need to do, do it, and review what we’ve done while problem-solving and controlling our behaviors along the way. Sound easy? Depending on the situation, it can be very difficult! We are all different in our executive functioning skill proficiency and you may well recognize some of your own strengths and weaknesses: some of us are great at planning but less able to see a task through to the end without help from others. This rings true for children and young people too. This talk will explore what we might expect from a child or young person at different ages with regards to their executive functioning capacity, and what we can do in school to support their development.


Sunlight Series for Parents & Caregivers
The Sunlight Series, open to parents and caregivers, offers accessible bilingual information on parenting and child development in a safe and welcoming environment. Presentations will be offered in Chinese and/or will be provided with translation.

How to Facilitate Your Child’s Fine Motor Development
Speaker: Gracie Tseng, Occupational Therapist (Consultant)
Date & Time: 10:00-11:30am, 23 September 2017
Fee: 100 RMB/family
Location: Room 503-504, Haijia Building, No.41 Yongjia Rd, Huangpu District, Shanghai
Register: Please email to with each attendee’s name, e-mail address and the child’s age for registration.

Children use their hands to explore the world. When they get older, fine motor skills guide the small movements of the hands and fingers that allow children to write and draw, as well as manipulate spoon, zippers or scissors. These skills are the foundation of learning and performing everyday skills. Without well-developed fine motor skills, the results can include reduced independence, school performance. and self-confidence.

Occupational therapists can support children’s development in fine motor skills by using non-threatening and meaningful ways through everyday play and routines. It is crucial to provide age-appropriated activities and opportunities to not only facilitate the children’s fine motor skills, but also to improve their engagement at home, in school and within the community. This presentation is most appropriate for parents of children ages 0 to 6, but the needs of older children will also be addressed. Ms. Tseng will specifically address handwriting skill development as part of her presentation.