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Speech and Language Preverbal Skills Training

2021-10-01 @ 09:00 - 2021-10-02 @ 17:00

Are you frustrated and helpless when facing preverbal clients who give you no response during therapy sessions? Here is a workshop that brings you some ideas about treating those preverbal clients effectively.
Due to the previous success, this course will be conducted once again in coming October. Louisa and Pauline have extensive experience in pediatric speech and language therapy locally for decades, they compiled their frontline clinical experience and put into this “Speech- Language Preverbal Skills Training” (SLPS) Level 1 theory course.
To put theory into practice, a practicum will be conducted to give participants hands-on experience in nonverbal child language cases in Level 2. The practicum, with the luxurious instructor-participant ratio of 1:6, will enable you to get familiar with the assessment and treatment skills for the preverbal clients on site. Please be prepared to have lots of brainstorming, analysis and discussion, and get ready for your mind and hands to work on challenging cases during the practicum.
Level 1: 2-Day Seminar
Level 2: 2-Day Practicum
Date and venue
1st-2nd October 2021
Friday & Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm
Innocentre 72 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon.
8th-9th October 2021 with Louisa Wong (Hong Kong Progress Speech Therapy Centre, Office D, 23/F Prosperous Commercial Building, 54 Jardine’s Bazaar, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong)
Target participants
informed later )
Speech therapists working in Hong Kong and Macau ONLY, Speech therapy students from local universities
10th-and 14th October 2021 with Pauline Poon (SpeakRite Speech Therapy Clinic, 20/F Wing Sing Commercial Building, 2 Wing Sing Lane, Yaumatei, Kowloon.)
Speech therapists in Hong Kong and Macau ONLY
(The exact room will be OR

SLPS: Speech and Language Preverbal Skills Training
Level 1: 2-Day Seminar
By the end of the seminar, participants will be able to learn:
◇ The developmental milestones of preverbal language skills
◇ The content of preverbal training elements
◇ The rationale for the preverbal training elements
◇ Activities related to the preverbal training elements
◇ Assessment of the preverbal language ability
◇ Goal planning and treatment of the preverbal language ability
Real case video clips will be used for illustration, and interactive Q & A for brainstorming, so be prepared to ask and answer questions!
Level 2: 2-Day Practicum
By carrying out assessment and treatment on real cases, participants will get familiar in evaluating, planning and providing treatment for the preverbal cases. Clinical skills will be refined through demonstration and discussion.
Therapists are welcomed to provide any existing cases for practicum. Please contact us in advance for liaison. Be prepared to learn through hands on practicum just as what we did in our “University Clinics Practicum”!
The Presenters
Louisa Wong C.Y. graduated from the University of Hong Kong (B.Sc. Speech & Hearing Sciences) in 1995, and has worked as a full-time Speech Therapist in local moderate grade
Special School, Special Child Care Centre, Early Educational Training Centres for nine years before she started her private practice in Hong Kong Progress Speech Therapy Centre since 2004. She has more than 25 years of experience in teaching special children with language learning difficulties across various diagnoses, including Speech and Language Delay, Apraxia of Speech, Cognitive Delay, Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Fragile X Syndrome, Cri du chat Syndrome, Treacher Collins Syndrome, Angelman Syndrome and Pierre Robin Syndrome etc.
Professionally, Louisa has been trained in Oral Placement Therapy (Level 5 OPT Instructor & OPT Therapist certified by TalkTools® US), PECS, Beckmann’s Oral Motor Techniques, PROMPT Techniques, Floortime, Affect-Based Language Curriculum, Social Stories, Social Thinking, Voicecraft, Hanen approach, Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment Training (Mediated Learning Experience/ MLE), Myofascial Release and Orofacial Myofuntional Disorders.
Louisa Wong has been an invited guest speaker in Oral Placement Therapy and Child Language Therapy by various organizations in Hong Kong, Wuhan, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Jiangsu, Shenzhen, Dubai and Taiwan in the past 10 years. In addition, she hosts and talk on OPT for local Speech Therapists regularly in Hong Kong.

Pauline P. L. Poon graduated from The University of Hong Kong
(B.Sc. Speech & Hearing Sciences) in 1999 and finished her master program on Rehabilitation for People with Developmental Disabilities from The Polytechnic University in 2006. She has more than 20 years of experience in teaching children in special child care centers, early education and training centers and mainstream schools with various developmental disabilities, such as mental retardation, autism, cerebral palsy and Down syndrome, developmental language disorde, childhood apraxia of speech, cognitive delay and visual impairment etc. She has started her private practice since 2007.
Educationally, Pauline conducted talks and workshops about speech and language delay for both teachers and parents, provided in-service clinical supervision for the speech therapists in an NGO in these 2 years. She has constantly provided articulation workshops for different mass media such as TVB, NOW TV, Hong Kong Commercial Radio and Radio Hong Kong. She is a part-time lecturer in Department of Journalism and Communication, The University of Hong Kong and a part-time assistant professor in Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Pauline has been an invited guest speaker for Preverbal Language Training workshops in Shenzhen, China.
Professionally, Pauline has received training in PECS, Beckmann’s Oral Motor Techniques, PROMPT, Floortime, Affect-Based Language Curriculum, Oral Placement Therapy (Certified Level 3 Therapist), Social Stories, Social Thinking, Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment Training (Mediated Learning Experience) for all 4 basic and standard levels, UCLA PEERS program.
She is also the author of the book 自閉兒看自閉症: 三位自閉症青年的告白 Language
The seminar will be presented in spoken Cantonese. Workshop handouts are written in English.
The Hong Kong Institute of Speech Therapists (HKIST) – 12 CEPST points
100% attendance is mandatory to guarantee an attendance certificate.
All the participants will be given a complimentary copy of SLPS book (2nd edition), which costs HK$180.

Registration Procedure
Please complete the registration form, together with the cheque made payable to “SpeakRite Speech Therapy Clinic”, mail to:
SpeakRite Speech Therapy Clinic SLPS workshop
20/F Wing Sing Commercial Building,
2 Wing Sing Lane, Yaumatei, Kowloon.
Please write down you name and mobile number on the back of the cheque. Seats are
limited. Registration is on a first-come first served basis.
Course Fee
SLPS Course
Level 1
Level 2 Level 1 + Level 2
Early Bird
(on or before 27-8-2021)
HKD 4,000 HKD 4,200 HKD 7,900
Full Fee (after 28-8-2021)
HKD 4,200 HKD 4,700 HKD 8,400
Student* Fee
HKD 3,800 N/A N/A
* All students from HKU (BSC [SPEECH]), EDUHK (MScESLPLD), PolyU (MSC) and CU (MScSLP) are eligible for application of the Level 1 course. Please provide proof of student identification together with the registration form.
For any enquiries, please feel free to contact:
Ms. Frances Lai at 27711135 or OR
Ms. Clarice Wong at 35800938 or
1. Registration will only be confirmed when full payment is being made.
2. No registration fee shall be re-funded after confirmation of registration.
3. Course fee cannot be deduced if the compliment is not wanted.
4. Course fee are non-refundable and non-transferable.
5. Should the program scheduled have to be cancelled due to Black Rainstorm Signal, Typhoon
Signal No. 8 or above or other unforeseeable circumstances and/or conditions, the organizer
shall try to, and has the right to, re-schedule the program to different dates and/or venue.
6. To protect for the privacy of the cases, no video-taping and audio-taping is allowed during
the seminar and practicum.
7. The information about the cases are strictly not allowed to be disclosed in any way.
8. Due to the pandemic, all participants have to put on the mask throughout the whole
workshop. No beverage (including water) and food will be provided during the course
as this is not allowed at the venue.
9. Participants are required to either scan the “LeaveHomeSafe” app or fill in the
“customer information record”, AND fill in “Health Declaration Form” everyday
before checking in the venue.
10.The organizer reserves the right to cancel the whole course if the pandemic is worsen.
In this case, all the course fee will be refunded.


2021-10-01 @ 09:00
2021-10-02 @ 17:00
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Innocentre 72 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon
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