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Look Who’s Talking: All About Child Language Development with Speech Language Therapists Miggie Shum and Zara Kan

  • Thursday, April 23, 2015
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • HKSKH Ming Hua College Glenealy, Central, Hong Kong - entrance across from The Fringe Club


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One of the common concerns when raising children is whether they are developing language skills typically, and what are the best ways to facilitate their language development. For adopted children, their language development may be further affected by factors including the pre-adoption medical and developmental history, the amount of exposure to and experience with their birth language(s),as well as the need to learn a new language post-adoption. During this practical workshop, parents will learn about key stages of language development in toddlers and young children, as well as strategies to create a stress-free, language-enriching environment at home. Specifically, participants will get hands-on experience on using different toys to stimulate their children's language skills, while spending fun and quality bonding time with their child. Even flashcards can turn into an exciting game!

This will be an interactive presentation and we ask parents to bring along one tool (toy, book or flashcards) to work with during some of the demonstrations.

About the speakers

Miggie Shum, Speech Language Therapist | MS., CCC-SLP Miggie speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin and has extensive experience in conducting assessments and intervention for children age 3 to 18 with special needs. Miggie is a certified member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin and a Master’s Degree from Emerson College, both majoring in Communication Disorders. She has worked with multi-lingual families from different countries and cultures and is attuned to adjusting expectations and strategies used accordingly.

Zara Kan 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 has a particular interest in working with late talkers with emphasis on children growing up in bilingual environments.

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