Stephanie is an experienced Speech and Language Pathologist who is passionate about helping her clients to communicate effectively so they can each reach their full potential. She enjoys working directly with her clients, as well as with their families to ensure that they feel empowered and supported to achieve their goals.
Stephanie studied and worked in Sydney, Australia and moved to Hong Kong in 2014. In Sydney, she worked in hospitals, schools and disability organisations both as a Speech Pathologist and Manager to ensure that children and adults attending these centres gained the skills to communicate successfully.
Stephanie was the Senior Speech Therapist at the English School’s Foundation (ESF) Jockey Club Sarah Roe School from 2014-2020. There, she worked with students from 4-19 years of age to grow, enhance and support their communication development. She worked closely with the teaching team to ensure that the curriculum best met the needs of students with all communication abilities and provided numerous training sessions to staff, parents, and wider ESF staff.
She has also provided lectures to speech therapy students at The University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong on alternative and augmentative communication (AAC). She has a strong passion for working with children and adolescents with disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and intellectual disabilities. She is trained in DIR/Floortime.
Stephanie has undergone training in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy and is able to utilise these techniques to help people improve their oral and facial strength and coordination, eliminate problematic habits and behaviours (eg. thumb sucking, tongue thrust) and develop optimal oral behaviour for speech and swallowing.