Communication is a fundamental human skill, and language and speech are their most explicit and precise forms. With an impaired ability to receive and share information, clearly express themselves and receive messages, humans have a significantly harder time finding their place under the sun and being an active part of a community. Speech and language difficulties are varying and many, but speech and language therapy can address all of them – the earlier the better!
For insider information on when to seek help, what happens in a speech therapy session, how to support kids at home or at school, what the common speech issues are, and how parents can help, go here. For the best speech and language therapists and therapy centers in Hong Kong, read on!
SPOT is one of Hong Kong’s leading pediatric clinics, with a warm and caring trilingual team of highly experienced speech and language therapists. The SPOT team works to enable your child to communicate effectively and to reach their potential. SPOT therapists also conduct assessments, producing quality reports for provision to schools, families, and other professionals. Therapy is conducted in child-friendly spaces to ensure the sessions are fun and motivating, providing lasting growth. SPOT’s specialism areas include social skills, articulation, language delays, phonological awareness/literacy, receptive and expressive language, stuttering/fluency, voice, and feeding. Therapy is conducted one-on-one, in pairs or small groups.
1021-1025 One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, +852 2807 2992
17/F Wing’s Building, 110-116 Queens Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2807 3223
Flat 604, South DB Plaza (Block A), Discovery Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, +852 2807 2992
Young Folk therapists work towards making life easier and more joyful for the children and families they serve. The Young Folk Trilingual Speech and Language Therapists bring decades of experience, education and the latest child development research to designing tailored solutions to help each child to overcome challenges, meet their goals and thrive. Working closely with families and Hong Kong schools, Young Folk Therapy helps children with Language Delay, Autism, Social Language Challenges, Developmental Delay, Articulation and Phonological Delays. They offer group, individual, school-based or home therapy sessions in addition to a host of training and education for parents and teachers as well. Learn more about Young Folk Therapy’s unique approach.
Young Folk Therapy, Unit 3-4, 19F, 1 Mong Kok Road, Commercial Centre, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, + 852 3102 0010
CDC comprises a team of dedicated special educational needs professionals and has provided assessments, interventions, therapies, and parent support in Hong Kong for over four decades. They offer one-on-one speech therapy sessions for kids aged 2 to 6 that focus on developing communication skills through an individualized plan tailor-made for your child’s specific needs after a detailed assessment. Speech therapy can target preverbal language skills, receptive language, expressive language, social (including non-verbal communication), articulation, and phonology. You can find more details here!
Child Development Team tackles speech, language, executive functioning, social and communication difficulties through an interdisciplinary approach in close communication between speech therapists, pediatricians, psychiatrists, educational psychologists, occupational therapists, and counselors. CDT’s therapists Henriette Olesen, Karen Kei, and Melinda Sturges emphasize the importance of proactive early intervention (from the age of 2!) and how to build strong relationships with kids through sessions that are engaging and productive. They offer support with thinking skills, understanding and using language, using speech, academic difficulties, and other areas. Learn all the details here!
Integrate’s speech & language therapy increase communication effectiveness and promotes children’s language, speech, behavior, and interpersonal skills. They emphasize teamwork with parents, teachers, and other professionals to ensure continuity and, in the words of Integrate’s speech and language pathologist June Charlton, a multi-disciplinary perspective. Using a combination of goal-focused conversation, learning strategies, and play and role-play activities, Integrate tackles a number of issues closely and partly associated with speech and language. Find them all here!
Central Rooms, 1901, Haleson Building, 1 Jubilee Street, Central, Hong Kong
Discovery Bay Rooms, Unit 22, 1F Block 2, Discovery Bay North Plaza, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Brighten is a development & therapy center with a dedicated team of speech and speech-language therapists that can help you address and tackle speech-language delay in kiddos. They emphasize the importance of early intervention and offer immediate help to families that suspect their services are needed. Brighten's therapists help with articulation and speech mechanisms, understanding and use of language, motor speech disorder, augmentative and alternative communication, and social communication! Learn more about language, speech, and related disorders here!
Brighten Development & Therapy Centre, Unit 1720, 17/F, Tower 1, Grand Central Plaza, 138 Sha Tin Rural Committee Road, Sha Tin, N.T., Hong Kong, +852 2786 1611, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.brightentherapy.com
RCHK’s highly qualified and experienced speech therapists Marianne Maré, Grace Leung-Aprea, and Goldie Wong employ specialized therapeutic techniques that pave the way for your child to communicate to the best of their ability, restore speech and language as much as possible, even find alternative ways of communicating. The ultimate aim is to maximize the individual child’s well-being and full potential in communication and social skills. The list of disabilities that they offer help with is a comprehensive one and can be found here. They offer their services within their private therapy clinic, at home by special appointment, and within schools around Hong Kong.
The first private general hospital in the Eastern New Territories, Union Hospital, introduced numerous innovative and unique medical services. Their speech & swallowing therapy clinic provides assessments, diagnosis, and therapy for those with speech, language, voice, speech fluency, and swallowing difficulties with the goal of easing comprehension, expression, articulation, fluency, voice quality, social communication skills, oral motor abilities, as well as treating swallowing disorders. Their speech therapy team consists of Lee Kam Shing and Cheng Tsz Fung. Learn more about their approach here!
This exceptionally warm, family-run therapy center provides all-around family support. Senior speech and language therapist and director Zara Kan specializes in working with late talkers, emphasizing kids growing up in bilingual environments. Certified in numerous speech therapy methods and advocating for strong parent-child relationships on this journey, she can help you assess special needs and provide early intervention with social interaction difficulties, stammering, and articulation in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin!
STC’s Elizabeth W.S. Chan is both the center’s director and a registered bilingual speech & language therapist in the UK with over 10 years of speech & language assessments and therapy experience. Together with Melody H.C. Lee, she works with children who have special needs, global developmental, articulation/speech, understanding, and expressive language delays, stuttering, voice disorders, selective mutism, and ADD, and a range of other difficulties. These two experts will help you assess and develop personalized therapy goals and treat speech, language, and communication problems in close collaboration with other health professionals, psychologists, and parents/carers. More info can be found here!
For our fellow francophone Hong Kongers, Central & Stanley Wellness offer orthophonie, i.e., French speech therapy. Their practitioner Lise Lombart can help your enfant with speech and language delays, articulation disorders, specific language impairments, fluency, literacy disorders, swallowing and voice disorders, aphasia, and apraxia. Before therapy begins, assessment is conducted using a combination of standardized tests, interviews with parents, and informal observation. Goals are defined in communication with parents or carers, and therapy is as playful as possible! Learn more here!
Central Wellness, 6/F On Lan Centre, 15 On Lan St., Central, Hong Kong, +852 2866 0287
Jadis Blurton Family Development Centre (Speech and Language therapy)