Speech and Language
Children may be found experiencing the following challenges:
Addressing communication issues early in a child’s life is invaluable to the growth journey.
Since 2015, SST has been present in the Shanghai community, collaborating with families, schools, and medical institutions to offer a breadth of services that empower, equip, and educate. We prioritize trust and partnership in every interaction, coming alongside the child and their family on their journey.
With a wealth of experience working with diverse pediatric diagnoses, therapists at SST bring a depth of insight to their therapeutic approach. We are overseas-trained, leverage new methods and technologies from the field of speech language pathology, and offer therapy in English and Mandarin Chinese.
Shanghai Speech Therapy is committed to giving hope to a child’s journey.
With good habits, behaviors, and proper tools, a child’s abilities will only strengthen as they mature.
Shanghai Speech Therapy is licensed to administer the suite of DREAM (Diagnostic Receptive and Expressive Assessment of Mandarin) formal evaluation tools.
In our commitment to customize our services to specific needs, an in-depth discussion will always be had prior to the initial session.
Angela is the owner of Shanghai Speech Therapy and has called Shanghai home since 2012. She currently provides speech-language services for infants, children, and adolescents in clinic, school, and home settings. Angela also provides consulting to educational, medical, and non-profit institutions, including inpatient clinical services for adults with communication and swallowing disorders. Prior to moving to Shanghai, she practiced in New York, US, for seven years.
Angela provides assessment and treatment for children with speech, language, communication, and feeding concerns. She has several areas of clinical interest. Angela is a trained oral myofunctional therapist, using this expertise to support children with functional oral muscle issues that result in poor articulation, feeding, or swallowing. In addition, she is trained in Orton Gillingham, a highly-structured, multi-sensory approach she uses with students with reading and writing difficulties or diagnosed with dyslexia. Finally, Angela brings significant training, knowledge, and experience to her work with multilingual children and their caregivers.
Over the past decade, Angela has provided mentorship, training, and supervision for new speech-language professionals, clinical interns, and volunteers internationally. She has also developed a lasting relationship with a foster home in northern China, where she routinely trained staff in speech and language assessment and treatment, as well directly working with children in the home’s care.
Angela received her master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Emerson College (Boston, US). She is licensed by the state of New York, US, holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is a current member of ASHA and the Hong Kong Association of Speech Therapists (HKAST). Angela provides speech-language services in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.
Abby is uniquely qualified to support children’s speech and language needs. Prior to becoming a speech-language pathologist in 2016, Abby was an elementary school teacher and reading interventionist for ten years. Abby works together with clients and their families to build individualized treatment programs and provides education about strategies to continue building communication skills at home and at school. Prior to moving to Ireland, she worked with both children and adults in the United States and has significant experience providing telepractice services, as well as in person in outpatient, rehabilitation, and hospital settings. Abby provides evidence-based care for clients with a range of needs, including expressive and receptive language deficits, apraxia, brain injury, cognitive deficits, dysarthria, and swallowing disorders.
Abby has a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of North Texas and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from New Mexico Sate University. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a current member of ASHA.
Ali has been a speech-language pathologist since 2005. Ali has worked with both children and adults to support their speech, language, and communication needs. Her clinical interests and specialized experience and training include apraxia, swallowing disorders, vocal coaching and training, and speech and language rehabilitation. Ali has experience providing services in private practice, school, hospital, rehabilitation, and home care settings. Ali has been a leader in utilizing telepractice to delivery speech-language therapy since 2015, continuously innovating as her clients experienced success. Ali’s creative content and resourceful therapeutic application keep children and adults engaged and excited to participate in telepractice.
Ali received her master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Emerson College (Boston, US). She is licensed by the state of New York, US, holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is a current member of ASHA. Ali provides speech-language services in English.
Miggie Shum has been a speech-language pathologist since 2006. She has extensive experience assessing and treating children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders, language delays, and other developmental delays. Throughout her career in the US, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Vietnam, Miggie has worked in multi-disciplinary clinics and international school settings. She is skilled in collaborating with school staff and clinical teams and considering a child’s academic, motor, sensory, emotional, and behavioral needs to design and modify therapeutic interventions. Miggie has a special interest and years of training and teaching experience using the Social Thinking curriculum. She has also been trained to provide the Lidcombe Program, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), and several evidence-informed reading and writing interventions including EmPower, Lindamood-Bell, and Lively Letters. Miggie was a clinical supervisor at the Speech and Hearing Department at Hong Kong University.
Miggie received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and master’s degree from Emerson College (Boston, US), both in Communication Disorders. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a current member of ASHA and the Hong Kong Institute of Speech Therapists (HKIST). Miggie provides speech-language services in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.
Here at Shanghai Speech Therapy, we work as a team but act more like a family. We recognize that in order to provide excellent service to our clients, we need to first prioritize our staff to be the best they can be and work to their full potential. If you are passionate about serving people with special needs and would like to make a lasting contribution to their lives, we’d love to hear from you. Please check in periodically to explore exciting new opportunities to join our growing team.
Shanghai Speech Therapy goes beyond what most speech and language centres in the area provide in terms of both expertise and customer support. The team at SST is extremely approachable, happy to help at all times, and involves school staff in the student’s therapy plans and progress in a way that I have rarely experienced with clinicians in China. Their telepractice services have been of very high quality and I would highly recommend them for schools all around China.
“SST’s willingness to come alongside the teachers and support staff go beyond what is typically included from speech therapists in Shanghai. Their ability to assess in Mandarin has been a valuable resource.”
“Angela has been a great blessing to our family by her professional expertise and commitment to excellence. Her genuine care for her clients is evident by the passion she brings to her job and each treatment session.”
“Early intervention is key. SST’s work with our youngest learners moves their progress forward and changes their lives forever.”
“I am so grateful to have Angela Gong as a resource in this community—over the course of her many years of experience, she has proven to be professional, thorough, qualified, and reliable.”