Rachel Lau, Master of Speech Pathology
Bilingual Speech and Language Therapist (English, Cantonese)
Rachel is an Australian-licensed bilingual (English and Cantonese) Speech and Language Therapist in Hong Kong. She received her Master degree in Speech Pathology from the University of Melbourne. Fluent in English and Cantonese, she has been working with children with diverse language and cultural backgrounds. She has served in different settings in both Australia and Hong Kong, including public schools (preschool to high school), hospitals, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (Victoria, Australia), community health centre and non-governmental organisation (NGO).
Rachel is passionate about working with children. She adopts the child-centred and family-centred approaches. By focusing on the children, she befriends with them and makes the session fun, in order to maintain their interest and motivation, and make the most out of training. Besides training their speech and language skills necessary for academic learning, she also focuses on their social communication skills that are essential to their daily life and relationships with people. By focusing on the parents and caregivers in the family, Rachel communicates adequately with them to see how they can be supported, such as providing strategies to be brought home, listening to their happiness and challenges in parenting and providing advice when necessary. This makes them feel that the whole family, not just the child, is supported.
Professional QualificationsQualified examiner of the Hong Kong Cantonese Oral Language Assessment Scale (HKCOLAS)
Certified provider of the TalkTools® Oral Placement Therapy Level 1
Certified provider of the Hanen It Takes Two To Talk® Program
Certified provider of the Hanen More Than Words® Program
Certified therapist of the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Level 1
Certified provider of the Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT©) Program
Certified Practising Member, Speech Pathology Australia (SPA)
Full Member of the Hong Kong Association of Speech Therapists (HKAST)
Master of Speech Pathology,
University of Melbourne, Australia
Bachelor of Arts (Distinction) in Linguistics,
University of New South Wales, Australia