Kayen Cheung

    Speech-Language Pathologist

    CCC-SLP, M.S. Communicative Disorders, B.S. Education – Communicative Disorders

    Kay received her Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology at the University of Wisconsin Madison in 2009. She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, a registered member of the Hong Kong Institute of Speech Therapists, and a member of the Hong Kong Association of Speech Therapists. Before moving to the United States for her studies Kay lived in Australia and Hong Kong. She speaks English and Cantonese and understands Mandarin.

    Kay has worked in a variety of settings in the U.S. and Hong Kong including public and international schools, non-profit organizations and private clinics. Her experience is in the areas of articulation/phonology, fluency/stuttering, receptive and expressive disorders, apraxia and autism. She is a certified provider of the It Takes Two to Talk® The Hanen Program® for Parents, a DIR Floortime® Provider, and has training in the S.O.S. Approach to Feeding and TalkTools Oral Placement Therapy. Prior to returning to Hong Kong, her work consisted mostly of working with individuals with severe sensory and motor challenges that interfered with communication. She is familiar with incorporating OT strategies into sessions to facilitate regulation and optimal learning.

    Kay has a special interest in working with children on the autism spectrum that are echolalic. She enjoys reading between the lines to decipher a child’s communicative intent and supporting them in mitigating and developing self-generated language. She believes in looking at children as a whole and therapy that is led by the interests and motivations of the child.