B.Ed, M.S.Ed (SEN), PGD Speech – Language Therapy
Speech – Language Pathologist
PECS, Lidcombe Program (Stuttering, Makaton, British Sign language)
Registered Speech Therapist
Eugenia was born in Macau, but she grew up in Portugal. She graduated from City University London with a Postgraduate Diploma in Speech and Language Therapy. Prior to this she studied Education (BA) at the University of Surrey-Roehampton and Masters in Special Education Needs at the University Surrey-Roehampton. She has over 10 years of experience, She is fluent in English and Portuguese, and has basic conversational Cantonese skills.
While in the UK, she worked for the London Children’s Practice (formerly Ruth Jacobs Children’s Therapy), one of the largest and best-known paediatric speech and language therapy practices in the UK. She provided therapy in nursery, mainstream and special school settings working closely with teachers, support staff and parents to help children develop communication skills. She also provided assessment and therapy in the clinic and in the home environment, empowering not only the children, but also the families and caregivers. During her time in the UK, she attended various trainings including PECS (Level 1 training), the Lidcombe Program for treating stuttering, Makaton, British Sign language (level 2), dysphagia, and selective mutism.
She moved to Hong Kong in 2013 where she has been working for an NGO. She has experience with young children, primary and adolescents with a variety of communication and swallowing disorders. These include speech and language delays and disorders, pragmatic language impairments, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, global developmental delay. She is also Hanen-certified in “It Takes Two to Talk” program and “More Than Words” program.
She is dedicated, passionate and enthusiastic therapist who aims to adopt a holistic approach to therapy and to provide therapy that is specific to a child’s needs. She works closely with parents, caregivers, teachers and other healthcare professionals to ensure consistent input across all environments.