Have you been thinking about alternative intervention approaches for the children with language and communication problems on your caseloads? As a profession, can we describe for one another, or parents and teachers and other interested individuals, the intervention procedures or approaches that we use?
In this talk, Dr. Anita Wong and SLTs affiliated with the HKU Child Language and Speech Laboratory (CLAS) will present an introduction to the 13 intervention approaches described in the 85-page Clinical Manual of Child Language Intervention they developed for teaching the HKU students in the last 2 years.
An e-version of Manual will be disseminated to all participants during the talk.
In classrooms and across practice settings, many different diagnostic terms have been used to refer to language learning problems observed in children. The lack of agreement in terminology, and diagnostic criteria, by researchers, speech-language therapists, paediatricians and educational professionals across settings has caused confusion to parents and various healthcare professions.
In June 2020, a special interest group on Terminology for Child Language Disorders (TCLD) was formed to address this issue. The TCLD group was led by a core team including Dr. Anita Wong from the University of Hong Kong, Mr. Ashley Ng from the Child Assessment Service, Department of Health, Ms. Joanna Cheung from the Speech Therapy Service Section, Education Bureau, and Ms. Jody Lam from the Hong Kong Association of Speech Therapists. The TCLD group included members from the four speech-language therapy training programs, speech-language therapists working for major service providers and private practice SLTs in Hong Kong.
After literature review and rounds of discussion, the TCLD group summarised the recommendations on the diagnostic terms to be used for child speech, language and communication disorders. HKAST full member may get the reference document, diagnostic label exercise and pre-recorded lecture (by Dr. Anita Wong) in the "Member's Corner" of HKAST portal*.
We strongly recommend all speech-language therapists read the document, watch the video and complete the exercise. An online forum will be held for open discussion:
Date: 10 December 2021 (Friday) Time: 8:00-9:00 p.m.
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📺ChildSim HK: 聽不到的說話 (Augmentative & Alternative Communication for Children with complex communication needs)
Speakers: Dr. Jasper Chow Chin Pang (Senior Medical Officer, Child Assessment Service, DH); Ms. Elaine Siu Kit Ling (Speech Therapist, Child Assessment Service, DH); Ms. Kwok Ting Fong (Advanced Practice Nurse, Palliative Care, HKCH); Ms. Yam Wai Lin (Advanced Practice Nurse, Children with Medical Complexity Community Support (CCSP) Programme Coordinator, UCH) Moderators/ Discussants: Dr. Stephen Chan & Dr. Catherine Lam Chi Chin