Elizabeth is a Registered Bi-lingual Speech and Language Therapist in United Kingdom and Hong Kong. She is a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapist and Hong Kong Association of Speech and Language Therapist. Elizabeth moved back to Hong Kong from London after completing her Speech and Language degree at one of UK’s top university, University College London. She has been working as a Speech and Language Therapist in Hong Kong for over 10 years and able to conduct assessments and therapy sessions in both English and Cantonese.
Elizabeth is enthusiastic in working with the paediatric community and her past experiences in UK included in working at NHS Great Ormond Street Hospital, Outpatient NHS Community Clinic in Hertfordshire and school-based therapy team in NHS Kensington and Chelsea. Subsequently moving back to Hong Kong, Elizabeth pursued her career at a private English Speech Therapy clinic in Central and then eventually joined Watchdog Early Education Centre in 2009.
While working as a Private Speech and Language Therapist, Elizabeth was a visiting Therapist at ESF Shatin Junior School, ESF Clear Water Bay School, ESF Tsing Yi Kindergarten, Kellet School, Sunshine House International Kindergarten and Zebedee International Kindergarten.
Elizabeth has extensive experience in working with children who has Special-Needs, Global Developmental Delay, articulation / speech delay, understanding and expressive language delay, stuttering, voice disorders, selectively mutism, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, PDD-Nos, Aspergers, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy and children with Genetic Disorders.
University Collge London, BSc (Hons) Speech Sciences
Certified Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Therapist
Certified PROMPT Therapist
Level 1: Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson’s Three-Part Treatment Plan for Oral-Placement Therapy
Level 2: Oral Placement Therapy: Assessment and Program Plan Development
Clinical provider of Adventures in Voice (AIV) approach (Voice therapy for Paediatrics)
Certified Lidcombe Program provider (Therapy approach for Stuttering)
Certified Beckman Oral Motor Assessment and Intervention Therapist
Certified Beckman Oral Motor Orofacial Deep Tissue Release Therapist
Certified VitalStim Therapy provider
The Organic Swallow: Evaluation and Treatment with DPNS and FMEP
Facial Muscle Exercise Program
Augmentative and Alternative Communication – Evidence-based practice through language-based approach to AAC intervention
Examiner of Hong Kong Cantonese Oral Language Assessment Scale (HKCOLAS)
Examiner of Hong Kong Cantonese Articulation Test (HKCAT)
Examiner of Cantonese Spoken Word Recognition Test (CanSWORT)
Melody is a Registered Bi-lingual Speech and Language Therapist in the United Kingdom. She is a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. She graduated with a BSc(Hons) degree from Newcastle University, a highly-regarded University in the UK for Health Professions. After relocating back to Hong Kong, Melody has been working in different international kindergartens and working as a private Speech and Language Therapist providing speech and language therapy services in both English and Cantonese.
Passionate in working with the paediatric community, she has experience working with children and teenagers who have different Special Educational Needs, Global Developmental Delay, articulation disorder, speech delay, understanding and expressive language delay, Dyslexia, Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Aspergers, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and children with intellectual disability.
Melody has conducted evidence-based assessments, delivered therapy and educated other co-workers in a wide-range of settings. These included Northumberland Church of England Academy, Thornhill Park School of North East Autism Society, outpatient clinics of South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust and Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in the UK.
Newcastle University, BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Sciences