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

 

簡嘉葵小姐(Zara)是英國UCL倫敦大學學院榮譽學士(語言學)及碩士(言語科學),畢業後在倫敦、香港、北京執業言語治療師多年,專於輔導語言發展遲緩及多種語言環境長大之兒童。以多年臨床評估與提供早期介入療育經驗,對自閉症、發展遲緩、社交溝通、口吃和發音等障礙之兒童,提供英語、粵語和普通話之專業評估與對應療程。

在對孩童提供直接輔導之上,更特別注重親子關係對幫助兒童的重要性,有系統地細心誘導家長在孩童的言語發展中,發揮積極作用。

簡小姐是英國HCPC醫護專業註冊言語治療師,英國皇家言語治療師協會與香港言語治療師協會會員,並擁有專業資歷包括:

  • 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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