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Speech therapy master’s programme wins award


In December last year, the University was awarded the 2020 Social Capital Builder Logo Award for its contribution to the development of societal relationships in Hong Kong. Since February 2019, the Department of Special Education and Counselling has worked with TALK Foundation to provide free speech training to 43 children with speech difficulties, together with their parents. The project has been found to significantly improve the children's speech skills, and has helped parents learn basic training techniques to support their children.

The department trains speech-language pathologists through its master’s programme – the Master of Science in Educational Speech-Language Pathology and Learning Disabilities, which has been endorsed by the Hong Kong Institute of Speech Therapists. Programme Leader Dr Anna Kam Chi-shan says, “We aim to build a stronger social network with other organisations and community centres to provide speech-language pathology support to the wider community. We also want to experience different facets of the community on the front lines.”

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