Bilingual Speech Pathology (Mandarin-English)

Assessments and treatments are provided to both paediatric and adult populations. Sessions in Mandarin can be offered to Mandarin-speaking clients. Mandarin resources have also been specifically developed to treat communication disorders for this group of clients.

The following childhood communication disorders arising from autism, developmental delays and/or cognitive impairment are seen:

  • Speech Sounds Disorder(发音困难)
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech (言语失常)
  • Specific Language Impairment, Pragmatic Language Impairment (语言发展迟缓)
  • Reading Disorders, Dyslexia (阅读障碍)
  • Childhood Stuttering (儿童结巴)

The following adult communication disorders are also seen:

  • Adult stuttering(成人结巴)
  • TBI cognitive-communication disorders (脑部受伤后引起的失语症)
  • Aphasia (中风引起的失语症)
  • Apraxia of speech (言语失常)
  • Dysarthria (构音障碍)

Therapy sessions are highly individualised and conducted mostly within a one-on-one clinic setting. Group treatment sessions and Conversation Partner Training are used with post-stroke and brain injured adult clients. The Speech Pathologist also collaborates with families and other involved professionals to further extend the clients’ communication goals to their daily, practical environments.