Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (ENT) Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong 香港中文大學 醫學院 耳鼻咽喉 — 頭頸外科學系 - Mr LAW Ka Tung Thomas
Thomas Law

Appointment

  • Deputy Chief, Division of Speech Therapy
    Speech Therapist
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, CUHK
  • Assistant Director
    The Institute of Human Communicative Research, CUHK

 

Thomas is a speech-language pathologist registered in Hong Kong and Australia. He has been practicing clinician for about 20 years, specialising in stuttering, fluency disorders, and multilingual acquisition and its disorders. He is currently the Deputy Chief of Division of Speech Therapy. Thomas’ research includes intervention outcomes and epidemiology in both stuttering and voice disorders, topography and linguistic trigger of stuttering, and issues regarding perceptual evaluation of voice.

 

Education

  • PhD candidate in Health Sciences, USyd
  • MSc in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, CUHK
  • BAppSc (Speech Pathology), USyd

 

Research Interests

  • Voice Disorders and laryngology, stuttering and fluency disorders, clinical education

 

Specialisations (Expertise)

  • Voice disorders and stuttering (Lidcombe Program)

 

Qualifications

  • Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP, Australia)
  • Registered Speech Therapist (Register of Speech Therapists accredited by Department of Health)

 

Honorary Appointment

  • Honorary Speech Therapist, NTEC, Hospital Authority

 

Professional Service

  • Accreditor of University Programs, Speech Pathology Australia
  • Trainer, Lidcombe Program Trainers Consortium
  • Committee Member of the Registration Committee of The Hong Kong Institute of Speech Therapists
  • Committee Member of the Fluency Committee of The International Association Logopedics and Phoniatrics

 

Academic Engagement

  • Programme Leader of Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, CUHK
  • Assistant Director, Institute of Human Communicative Research, CUHK

Honorary Appointment

  1. Liu, Y., Lee, T., Law, T., Lee, K.Y.-S. (2019) Acoustic assessment of voice disorders with continuous speech using ASR posterior features. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing. 27(6): 1047-1059.
    https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8668484
  2. Law, T., Packman, A. Onslow, M., To, C.K.-S., Tong, M.C.-F., Lee, K.Y.-S. (2018). Rhythmic speech and stuttering reduction in a syllable-timed language. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics 32(10): 932-949.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29873568
  3. Liu, Y., Lee, T., Law, T., Lee, K.Y.-S., Ching, P.C. (2018). Prediction of voice disorder severity: Contributions from sustained vowels and continuous speech. 11th International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing, ISCSLP. Proceedings 8706612: 290-294.
    https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8706612
  4. Law, T., Packman, A. Onslow, M., To, C.K.-S., Tong, M.C.-F., Lee, K.Y.-S. (2018). Lexical tone and stuttering in Cantonese. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics 32(4): 285-297.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28853955
  5. Law, T., Packman, A., Onslow, M., To, C.K.-S., Tong, M.C.-F., Lee, K.Y-S. (2017). The topography of stuttering in Cantonese. Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica. 69:110-117.
    https://www.karger.com/Article/PDF/481254
  6. Law, T., Lee, K.Y.-S., Wong, R.W.-M., Leung, Y., Ku, P.K.-M., Wong, W.W.-Y., Li, H.-N., Ng, L.K.-Y., van Hasselt, C.A., Tong, M.C.-F. (2017). Effects of electrical stimulation on vocal functions in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Laryngoscope. 127(5): 1119-1124.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27859286
  7. Liu, Y., Lee, T., Ching, P.C., Law, T., Lee, K.Y.-S. (2017). Acoustic assessment of disordered voice with continuous speech based on utterance-level ASR posterior features. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH 2017-August: 2680-2684.
    https://www.isca-speech.org/archive/Interspeech_2017/pdfs/0280.PDF
  8. Lee, T., Liu, Y., Huang, P.-W., Chien, J.-T., Lam, W.K., Yeung,Y.T., Law, T., Lee, K.Y.-S., Kong, A.P.-H., Law, S.-P. (2016). Automatic speech recognition for acoustical analysis and assessment of Cantonese pathological voice and speech. ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing – Proceedings 2016-May,7472924: 6475-6479.
    https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7472924
  9. Chan, Y.T., Leung, W.-N.A., Sun, W., Zhang, H., Lin, Z.-X. ... Law, T., Wong, W.-M. (2015). Clinical study on the treatment of post-stroke dysphagia using acupuncture: analysis on the interim results. Hong Kong Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine. 10(4): 53-56.
    http://www.hkjtcm.org/journals/2015
  10. Lee, J.S.W., Chui, P.Y.; Ma, H.M.; Auyeung, T.W.; Kng, C., Law, T., Ng, L.K.Y., Tam, K.F., Tang, W.H., Chan, B.Y.T., Tong, M.C.F., Wong, K.T., Yuen, Y.-H., Yuk, K.L., Kwok, T. (2015) Does low dose angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor prevent pneumonia in older people with neurologic dysphagia – a randomized placebo-controlled trial. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 16(8): 702-707.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26123256
  11. Lee, J.P.-W., Law, T., Lam, G.Y.-H., To, C.K.-S. (2013) Role of sentence final particles and intonation in irony comprehension in Cantonese-speaking children with and without ASD. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics. 27(1): 18-32.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23237415
  12. To, C.K.-S., Law, T., Cheung, P.S.-P. (2012) Treatment intensity in everyday clinical management of speech sound disorders in Hong Kong. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. 14(5); 462-466.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22974105
  13. To, C. K.-S., Law, T., Li, X.X. (2012). The influence of additional language learning on first language learning in children with language disorders. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders. 47(2), 208-216.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22369061
  14. Law, T., Kim, J.H., Lee, K.Y.-S., Tang, E.C.-H., Lam, J.H.S., van Hasselt, A.C., Tong, M.C.-F. (2012). Comparison of rater’s reliability on perceptual evaluation of different types of voice samples. Journal of Voice. 26(5); 666.e13-666.e21
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22243971
  15. Law, T., Lee, K.Y.-S., Ho, F.N.-Y., Vlantis, A.C., van Hasselt, A.C., Tong, M.C.-F. (2012). The effectiveness of group voice therapy: a group climate perspective. Journal of Voice. 26(2); e41-e48.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21550777

 

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