Zara Kan

University College London (UCL)
MSc in Speech and Language Sciences; BA(hons) in Linguistics

Zara specializes in working with late talkers with particular emphasis on children growing up in bilingual environments. She is experienced in assessing children with special needs and providing early intervention with autism spectrum disorders, global developmental delay, social interaction difficulties, stammering and articulation difficulties in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. She places great value on the parent-child relationship and is a strong advocate of parents playing central roles in their child’s speech and language development. 

Zara is a UK-licensed Speech and Language Therapist and registered with the Health Care Professions Council in the UK. She is a member of both the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists in the UK and the Hong Kong Association of Speech and Language Therapists. 

Zara holds a Bachelor's Degree in Linguistics and a Master's Degree in Speech and Language Sciences from University College London, UK. Zara worked at the NHS in London with children under the age of six with particular emphasis on early intervention and early assessments of children with special needs.  Upon her return to Hong Kong, Zara worked at a major non-government organization with English and Cantonese speaking children in clinic and school settings both individually and in groups. Due to her particular interest in working with bilingual children, she worked in Beijing for over a year supporting local and expatriate families across a range of needs and ages in Mandarin and English.

Professional trainings including:

Certified It Takes Two to Talk® Hanen Practitioner

PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System)

TEACCH Approach (Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication handicapped Children/Adults)

Greenspan DIRFloortime Approach





  • Certified It Takes Two to Talk® Hanen Practitioner
  • PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System)
  • TEACCH Approach (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children/Adults)
  • Greenspan DIRFloortime Approach
  • Zara Kan Speech & Language Therapist

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"When we first came to see Zara, our son M was not verbal. He was not regulated because he was unable to communicate his needs and wants to us. The first few sessions that we had with Zara was more of getting the trust of our son to play with her and be more comfortable with her. Each session with her was not just about helping our son to communciation to us at home. We were able to practice and extend that therapy sessions from Zara's office to our home because of the ideas and knowledge she has shared with us. After a few months of sessions with Zara, our son M can now verbally communicate his needs and wants to us and has expanded his vocabulary. Because of the trust and patience that Zara has shown to our son, our son is always looking forward to his sessions with her. We are happy with the progress of our son from being non verbal to a child who can now talk to us, read aloud and sing his nursery fhymes. Thank you Zara!"

Tung Chung Mum