training at aural rehab class for toddlers

Raising Awareness of Disorders in China

In addition to working at THERAPY 2000, Lucy Liu, audiologist and SLP, has spent part of the last three years working on audiology and SLP projects in China. In addition to working at THERAPY 2000, Lucy Liu, audiologist and SLP, has spent part of the last three years working on audiology and SLP projects in China. She has been helping train people working at rehabilitation centers in different cities in China. Currently China does not have language assessment tests and Lucy is making an effort to form a language assessment development team to collaborate with the linguists in China to establish these fundamental assessments. In conjunction with UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders, she is also making an effort to provide SLP basic trainings through Tianjin Normal University. Fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese, Lucy has also been providing regular audiological and speech language consultation for Tongren Hospital a leading hospital in Beijing, China, famous for both its ophthalmology and otolaryngology work.There are very few trained audiologists and speech-language pathologists in China for such a very large population. In addition to the lack of trained individuals, Lucy explained, “Overall, there is simply low awareness of certain disorders.” The equipment at the hospital and school is state of the art, yet the training to use the equipment properly is lacking. On one of her recent visits Lucy went to a pediatric cerebral palsy rehabilitation center to help establish audiological testing. While she was at the center she realized there was a need to address the feeding issues that many of the patients with cerebral palsy were exhibiting, a normal part of treatment in the United States. Lucy inquired what kind of feeding therapy the therapists were practicing with the patients and they said none, since the patients had no problems […]


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