Joice Almeida

BSc Speech and Language Therapy, Oral Motor and Feeding Specialist,
Speech and Language Therapist, DIR Floortime Provider

Joice received her degree in Speech Language Therapy in 2006. She is a certified member of national council of speech therapy in Brazil.  She has over 12 years of international experience including 4 years in Singapore and 1 year in Hanoi. She’s been in Hong Kong since 2015. Joice speaks English and Portuguese.

Joice has been working in various clinical and educational settings, including private clinics, special needs and mainstreams schools both in Singapore and Hanoi, covering a paediatric caseload with a range of difficulties, which include autism, receptive and expressive language delay, apraxia, articulation/phonological delay, global developmental delay, specific language impairment and feeding difficulties.

Joice puts extreme value in the benefits of working collaboratively with both parents/carers and other professionals, in order to provide a child-centred approach that is both holistic and facilitates children’s active participation across a range of life experiences. 

Her professional training includes:

  • It Takes Two to Talk – The Hanen Program
  • PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System)
  • Introduction to PROMPT: Technique
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech: The Oral Motor Development
  • A Three-part Treatment plan for Oral-Motor Therapy
  • Oral-Motor Therapy: Assessment & Program Plan Development
  • Beckman Oral Motor Assessment and Intervention
  • SOS feeding the 6-16 months old child
  • Feeding the child on the Autism Spectrum disorder 
  • SOS approach to feeding adaptation for the school age child
  • SOS helping children transition off supplemental tube feeding
  • SOS tools in your Pantry: Effectively using the oral motor steps to Eating
  • SOS Mentorship
  • The Get permission Approach to Pediatric feeding Intervention by Marsha Dunn Klein
  • DIR 101: An Introduction to DIR and Floortime
  • DIR 201: Promoting Basic Functional Emotional Development
  • DIR 202: Promoting Higher Functional Emotional Development.