Ms Pui Yin Cheung, Natalie
張沛妍姑娘

Professional Qualifications

Supervising Speech Therapist (School-based Speech Therapy Service Supervisor)

Member
- Hong Kong Association of Speech Therapist

Registered User
- Hong Kong Graded Character Naming Test

Registered User
- Hong Kong Cantonese Oral Language Assessment Scale

Master of Public Health
- University of Hong Kong

Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences
- University of Hong Kong

Natalie

Description

Ms. Natalie Cheung has been a speech therapist since 2007. More than 10 years of clinical speech therapy and medical management experience, she offers professional consultations, assessments and treatments to people suffering from difference kinds of communication disorders, e.g.,  speech impairments, language impairments, swallowing impairments, fluency impairments, aphasia, dyslexia, voice impairments etc.). The client included children, adults as well as the elderly.

Within ten years, she earned Master of Public Health in the University of Hong Kong, became a member of the Hong Kong Association of Speech Therapists (HKAST), an accredited speech therapist in Hong Kong Institute of Speech Therapists, and a registered user of the Hong Kong Cantonese Oral Language Assessment Scale (HKCOLAS).

Being a Supervising Speech Therapist and a School-based Speech Therapy Service Supervisor in a child therapy and learning centre, she currently assigns speech therapists to different kindergartens, primary schools and secondary schools in Hong Kong to help students with communication disorders.

Areas of Expertise in Children:

Ms Cheung uses standardized tests and non-standardized tests to carry out developmental assessments for children’s cognitive, articulation, language, self-care and social developments, thereby making diagnoses of speech impairments, language impairments, voice impairments, fluency impairments (stuttering), dyslexia, and social communication impairments. Furthermore, specific treatment plans are tailor-made for different individual children, usually are in the forms of role plays and interactive activities.

For stages of language development, children should be able to say single words at around nine months to eighteen months, and link three to four words together at age three. If they are only capable in saying single words or short phrases at age three, or unable to comprehend and express well-formed sentences at age four, parents should seek help from speech therapists for assessing their children.

For stages of articulation development, children at age four to five should be able to communicate with others using correct speech sounds in their native language. If parents found children’s speech sound errors at the age of six, parents should seek help from speech therapists for assessing their children.

Areas of Expertise in the Elderly/Stroke Patients/Dementia Patients:

Ms Cheung uses standardized test and non-standardized test to assess their swallowing, language and communication abilities, so as to make diagnoses of dysphagia or aphasia, as well as set up treatment plans according to individual needs.

張沛妍姑娘,從2007年開始擔任言語治療師,擁有10年以上臨床言語治療及醫務管理經驗,專責為兒童、成人及長者提供專業諮詢、評估及治療服務。於這十數年位職期間取得香港大學公共衛生科碩士,成為香港言語治療師協會會員、香港兒童口語(粵語)能力量表合資格測試員、及香港中文單字閱讀測試合資格測試員。

現在於一所兒童治療教育中心擔任高級言語治療師及校本言語治療服務統籌,分配及委派言語治療師到香港不同幼稚園、小學和中學,提供駐校評估和治療服務,幫助語言障礙學童。

服務兒童/成人專業領域包括:

以標準化測試(standardized test) 及/或非標準化測試(non-standardized test) 來評估兒童的發展水平(包括認知能力、發音能力、語言能力、自理能力、社交溝通等),診斷兒童是否患有語言障礙、構音障礙、聲線障礙、說話流暢障礙(口吃)、閱讀困難、書寫困難、社交溝通障礙等。按個別兒童需要制訂治療目標,透過角色扮演或互動遊戲形式治療。

一般簡單的語言標準,兒童可以從9個月到1歲半說出他們的第一個字;從三歲開始可以說出有4-5個元素的句子;從三歲開始可以說出短故事。換句話說,如果孩子三歲時只會說單詞或短詞組(例如:媽媽,吃餅餅),或者如果孩子四歲未能有組織地敘述在學校發生的事,家長應該帶孩子去言語評估。

一般簡單的語音標準,兒童四歲半到5歲完成整個廣東話語音發展。換句話說,如果孩子六歲時仍然將“” 說成“”,家長應該帶孩子去言語評估。

服務長者/中風/老年癡呆病人專業領域包括:

以標準化測試(standardized test) 及/或非標準化測試(non-standardized test) 來評估長者的吞嚥能力及語言能力溝通能力,診斷病人是否患有吞嚥困難或失語症,按個別需要制訂治療目標。