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Jennifer Lau 

BSpPath, MSPA-CPSP

Practice Director and Speech Pathologist

Jennifer graduated with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology from La Trobe University and has since worked with a paediatric caseload for the past 17 years. Jennifer is committed to providing high quality, evidence-based speech pathology services that is family centred.  She began working in both private and public school sectors as well as mainstream schools and special developmental schools.

Jennifer enjoys helping children with a range of communication delays. These include articulation, auditory processing, language, social skills and fluency. She is an enthusiastic clinician and gains pride in seeing improvements in her clients’ communication skills. She works with families and clients to understand their daily routines and interests, and incorporates these into individualized speech and language programs. Her therapy sessions are designed to meet the individual needs of each child and family while running sessions at schools, homes and at the clinic. 

Jennifer is trained in a variety of therapies and is a passionate advocate for continued professional learning. Jennifer promotes teamwork with parents to ensure that goals are meaningful for the child and for the family.

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Francesca Lo

BSpPath, MSPA-CPSP

Speech Pathologist

Francesca have graduated from her master of Speech Pathology degree at La Trobe University in Australia and graduated from an undergraduate degree in Applied Science of Disability at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT). She worked at various private and public settings, including hospitals, community health services, special schools, and mainstream schools.

Francesca provides assessment and therapy to children with a range of communication delays. Francesca keens to contribute to a dynamic team of specialists to establish person – centred therapy goals, she desires to provide caring and improve the quality of life for the service users and their family. Francesca is certified and trained in a variety of therapies, these include The Lidcombe Program, Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT) and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).  Francesca speaks English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

Nina Van Strijp

BSpPath, MSPA-CPSP

Speech Pathologist

Nina is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist who graduated from a Bachelor of Speech Pathology at La Trobe University, and has fifteen years experience working in a variety of clinical settings including acute hospital, community outpatient, therapy in the home, and community disability.

Dawn Teo

MSpPath, MSPA-CPSP

Speech Pathologist

Dawn is all about helping communication be meaningful and effective who believes communication is a basic human right, and that relationships are important. Dawn became a speech pathologist after her son had received effective treatment for some speech sound errors. Building a strong, collaborative, relationship was integral to a successful outcome in treatment.  Dawn is passionate and keen to guide and support you, and your family, to achieve your speech, language, and/or communication goals.

 

Dawn has broad experience in the field of speech pathology: early childhood, mainstream education settings, community health and private practice settings, delivering family-centered, culturally responsive and relevant, evidence-based treatment options. Dawn also has experience in mental health for children and adolescents.  While Dawn practices across all areas of speech pathology, she has special clinical interest in speech, literacy and fluency. Delivery modes include: face to face in-person, telehealth, 1:1 and group settings.

Dawn is committed to enriching her knowledge in all areas of speech pathology practice, and regularly participates in professional development, bringing the best of what she learns, and latest evidence, to her clients. Dawn has completed training in assessment, literacy (Sounds- Write), Selective Mutism, and counselling. Dawn is also a member of the Victorian Stuttering Interest Group.

Dawn loves her job and feels incredibly privileged to work with clients and families to achieve communication goals.

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She has extensive experience working with adults and young adults with neurological conditions and disabilities, and following the birth of her own children developed a keen interest in the speech and language development of young children. Nina is passionate about helping children to develop their speech, language and social communication skills. She is also passionate about assisting and educating parents and primary caregivers who do the important work of supporting these children along their therapy journey.  

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Edwin Kung 

BSSc (Hons) Psychology, PGDE, PGC, MEd (Educational Psychology), M Edu & Child Psychology, MAPS

Educational & Developmental Psychologist

Edwin is a registered educational and developmental psychologist in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. He has dedicated his career to work with children with a variety of neurodevelopmental and educational differences, including but not limited to Autism, AD/HD, Specific Learning Difficulties, Intellectual Disability, Anxiety and Depression.

As a multilingual clinician who speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin, Edwin provides assessment, therapy and consultation services for children, their families, as well as their educators in his clinical practice. He integrates a variety of evidence-based strategies and the neurodiversity-affirming approach, valuing and respecting each individual’s uniqueness.Edwin is a passionate advocate for the Autism community. He participated in projects and working groups to develop innovative approaches to early intervention and tiered support models for autistic individuals. In addition, he collaborated with various non-profit organizations to provide resources and support to children and families in needs. He was also a clinical supervisor of the trainee psychologists and a guest lecturer in universities, sharing his frontline experience with the psychologists and educators in training. Edwin remains steadfast in his commitment to improving the lives of individuals with neurodevelopmental differences and fostering greater understanding within society.

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Maeven Law

BSSc (Hons) Social Work, PGD (Psychology), PGDE, M Edu & Child Psychology, MAAPi

Educational & Developmental Psychologist

Maeven is a registered educational and developmental psychologist in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong with more than 15 years of experience working with clients spanning from toddler to young adults. She has been working in different educational institutions, NGOs and clinics to provide psycho-educational assessment, intervention, consultation and training services to a variety of clients speaking English, Mandarin and Cantonese. Hence, she brings an amalgamation of experiences and education to her current practice.

Maeven has worked closely with children and families from diverse backgrounds, including those with autism, AD/HD, learning difficulties, and childhood emotional and behavioural problems. She loves child-centred approaches, and she is very experienced in collaborating with parents and teachers in adopting SCERTS® model to support children with autism. Maeven is also a certified trainer of Positive Parenting™ Program (Triple-P, University of Queensland), The Circle of Security Parenting™ (COSP, The Circle of Security International) and Happy Parenting Program (Heep Hong Society). Her expertise in parenting and attachment had successfully helped many families to strengthen parent-child relationship, improve communication as well as enhance parenting skills. She emphasizes the importance of early intervention to address developmental concerns and thereby achieving psychological well-being and healthier outcomes.

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Peggy Tse

AthR, REAT®, MSoScPsy, BSW(Hons)

 

Art Therapist, Registered Expressive Arts Therapist, Social Worker

 

Peggy is Registered Social Worker in Hong Kong and currently a member of Australian Social Workers’ Association (AASW). She has a social work training background with a Bachelor of Social Work (Hons) from Hong Kong Baptist University. She holds a Master Degree in Applied Psychology. Both degrees offered her theoretical training in human development, sociology, and psychology that cultivate a solid foundation of knowledge in her professional practice. In the past 18 years, Peggy had worked in number of settings such as school, family and counseling. She has been focusing on using creative arts to work with clients in recent decade.

In the past 18 years, Peggy had worked in number of settings such as school, family and counseling. She has been focusing on using creative arts to work with clients in recent decade. She accomplished professional training at Person-Centered Expressive Arts Therapy Approach and became a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT®) from International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA) in United States and a Art Therapist (AthR) from Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association (ANZACATA). Peggy had worked as a full time Expressive Arts Therapist by running Art Therapy therapeutic group to school students who facing mental health issue like Anxiety, Depression, suicidal ideation, etc. She also worked with youngsters who have leaning disability, aggressive behaviors, underdeveloped social skills, etc.

 

Peggy devoted in the person-centered approach- non-judgmental, unconditional positive regards and empathy as she believes that the therapeutic relationship provides a unique and powerful force and energy in fostering the healing process. She provides individual or group session for children, teenage, parents or adults who are interested to use arts for personal development, self expression and self healing. She speaks fluent English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Edwina So

Registered Music Therapist, Neurologic Music Therapist, VIT Teacher

Edwina is a graduate of the Masters of Music Therapy, and completed the Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) training. She is experienced across a variety of settings including early intervention, palliative care at-home support, paediatric hospital settings, day care centres, community-based services and Telehealth.

 

Edwina has also completed her Master of Music in Performance Teaching, and Graduate Diploma in Education. Previously, she was a Performing Arts teacher in primary schools, and has experience working with children with disabilities, ASD and/or other developmental challenges in classroom settings.

 

Music Therapy is research-based therapy which uses music to actively support people to improve their health, functioning, and wellbeing. 

Music Therapists work with children and their families in the following areas:

                         - Communication (verbal and non verbal)

                         - Emotional regulation and awareness

                         - Anxiety

                         - Gross motor and fine motor skills

                         - Social skills

                         - Attention skills

Edwina believes in a holistic and child-centred approach, and is passionate about providing creative opportunities for the child to thrive. She has a particular interest in working with children and young people with social skills, emotional regulation and mental health support. She is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

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Joanna Wu

RMT, MMusThy, BSSc(Hons)Psy

Music Therapist

Joanna graduated from The University of Melbourne with a Master of Music Therapy and has worked with children, teenagers and adults with disabilities at home and school settings, adults in St Vincent Mental Health and older adults in CaSPA Care, a residential aged care setting. She also worked as a music therapy group facilitator with children with special needs in Hong Kong through Telehealth during Covid. Joanna holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Psychology (Hons) from Hong Kong Baptist University. 

Previously, she worked with children with ASD, ADHD, and/or other developmental challenges of diverse cultural backgrounds in an early childhood special education centre in Hong Kong. Music Therapy is an evidence-based allied health profession, using music as a tool to address developmental, physical, cognitive, emotional and social needs. Joanna is a Registered Music Therapist (RMT) from the Australian Music Therapy Association who delivers Music Therapy interventions to achieve consumers' personalised therapeutic goals. Sessions could look like playing instruments, singing, listening to live and/or recorded music with relevant sharing and discussion, songwriting, creating playlist and/or music-assisted relaxation.Joanna believes that every individual deserves to be seen and heard; each person's uniqueness should be validated and embraced; and it is important for children to grow with compassion, unconditional positive regards and empathy. She is passionate about improving the holistic wellbeing of individuals across the lifespan through music therapy in a strength-based and person-centred approach. She has particular interest in supporting children's and teenagers' mental health and socio-emotional development. She is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

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Jenny Ly-Hong

 

Administration

Jenny is a very organised and efficient member of our team and likes to ensure the day runs smoothly and effectively with all familes and staff at the clinic. She has previously been working in retail for over 10 years in various fields and is passionate about genuine customer servcies and putting in her best effort to assist others. She enjoys different challenges in life and since covid struck, she has decided on a career change. Jenny is currently studying the Bachelor of Psychology with Swinburne online, as Psychology has always been a bit interest of hers. Jenny is fluent in cantonese, mandarin and Khmer.

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Daniella

Administration

Meet Daniella, our dedicated receptionist, the welcoming voice and professional presence at Pebbles Therapy Clinic. Daniella possesses a deep appreciation for personal client interactions, finding daily inspiration in witnessing their developmental journeys. Daniella's passion lies in community engagement, where she mentors and volunteers providing material aid to those in need. Daniella's qualifications include a Diploma in Community Service. Beyond her professional responsibilities Daniella values quality time with loved ones and indulges her green thumb in her cherished garden. The next time you reach out to Pebbles Therapy Clinic, rest assured that Daniella is poised to be one of your initial points of contact, ready to assist and serve with the utmost professionalism and care.

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