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 - Prof LEE Yuet Sheung Kathy
Prof Kathy LEE

Appointments

  • Associate Professor & Chief
    Division of Speech Therapy, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, CUHK
  • Assoicate Director
    Institute of Human Communicative Research
  • Programme Director
    Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, CUHK
  • Programme Director
    Postgraduate Diploma Programme in Communication Disorders and Sciences, CUHK

Professor Kathy Y.S. LEE is currently an Associate Professor and Chief at the Division of Speech Therapy, the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is an experienced Speech-Language Pathologist who has participated extensively in designing the assessment and habilitation programs of various client groups since 1995. She has developed a number of validated tests including the Cantonese Receptive Vocabulary Test (CRVT), the Cantonese Basic Speech Perception Test (CBSPT), the Cantonese Tone Identification Test (CANTIT) and the Cantonese Spoken Word Recognition Test (CanSWORT). Her main research areas lie in pediatric speech and language development, Cantonese tone perception and production, test standardization and validation.

Education

  • Ph.D., CUHK
  • B.Sc. (Speech & Hearing Sciences), CUHK
  • B.S.Sc., CUHK

 

Research Interests

  • Paediatric Speech and Language Development
  • Hearing Impairment and Cochlear Implantation
  • Social Communication
  • Test Development and Validation
  • Cantonese Tones

 

Specialisations (Expertise)

  • Paediatric Speech and Language Development
  • Test Development and Validation

 

Qualification

  • Speech Therapist
  • Certified Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment Basic Mediator
  • Certified Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment Tactile Mediator
  • Trained Social Thinking Instructor
  • Certified Lessac-Madsen Resonant Voice Therapy (LMRVT) Provider
  • Certified Lessac-Madsen Resonant Voice Therapy - KID (LMRVT-KID) Provider
  • Certified Lee Silverman Voice Treatment ®(LSVT) Provider

 

Award and Honour

  • CUHK Young Scholars Dissertation Awards 2003
  • Ph.D. Thesis “The Construction and Validation of a Speech Perception Test for Cantonese-speaking Children”

 

Honorary Appointment

  • Deputy Director
    Research and Technology Centre of Language and Communication Disorders, CUHK Shenzhen Research Institute
  • Honorary Advisor
    Hong Kong Association of Speech Therapists
  • Advisor
    Committee on International and China Programmes cum WHO Collaborating Centre for Rehabilitation Advisory Committee
  • Honorary Consultant
    Social Work Services Division, Caritas-Hong Kong
  • Honorary Speech Therapist
    New Territories East Cluster, Hospital Authority
  • Advisor
    Speech Therapy Division, Chinese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Academic Advisor
    Speech Language Therapist Professional Committee, Guangdong Provincial Rehabilitation Medical Association (廣東省康復醫學會言語語言治療師專業委員會)
  • Committee Member
    Rehabilitation Group, Chinese Medical Association - Pediatric Society (中華醫學會兒科分會康復學組)
  • Consultants
    SLCO Community Resources

 

Professional Service

  • 2006 – Present Full Member, Hong Kong Association of Speech Therapist
  • 1994 – 2000 Full Member, Union of Hong Kong Speech Therapists (Medical)

 

Academic Engagement

  • Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Professional Diploma in Communication Disorders and Sciences
  • Research Postgraduate Student Supervision

Patent

Publication and commercialization of the various validated assessment tools including

  • The Hong Kong Cantonese Receptive Vocabulary Test (1996)
  • The Cantonese Basic Speech Perception Test (2006)
  • The Cantonese Tone Identification Test (2012)
  • The Cantonese Spoken Word Recognition Test (2016)

Publication of professional book

  • Speech Therapy Assessment Handbook (with Assessment Form) 言語治療評估手冊(附評估表格). (2018)

Publication of treatment materials

  • The Six Dimensions of Social Thinking: ILAUGH Practical Handbook. 《社交思考六面體 — ILAUGH實用手冊》(2009)
  • Sound Jigsaw: A Speech Perception Training Kit for Cantonese-speaking Children with Hearing Impairment. (2010)
  • Social Thinking Handbook (II): About "Critical Vocabulary (2013)

 

Selected Publications

  • Wong, E. C., Lee, K. Y., & Tong, M. C. (2020). The Applicability of the Clinical Features of English Childhood Apraxia of Speech to Cantonese: A Modified Delphi Survey. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 1-12.
  • Qiu, W., Guan, H., Chen, Z., Yu, Y., Wu, H., Yu, W. S., Qiu, G., Feng, X. & Lee, K. Y. S. (2019). Psychometric properties of the Chinese-version stroke and aphasia quality of life scale 39-generic version (SAQOL-39g), Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 26 (2), 106-112.
  • Holt, C. M., Lee, K.Y.S., Dowell, R. C. & Vogel, A. P. (2018). Perception of Cantonese lexical tones by pediatric cochlear implant users. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 61, 174-185.
  • Mok, M, Holt, C. M., Lee, K.Y.S., Dowell, R. C. & Vogel, A. P. (2017). Cantonese Tone Perception for Children who use a Hearing Aid and a Cochlear Implant in Opposite Ears. Ear and Hearing, 38(6), e359-368.
  • Lee, K. Y. S., Lam, J. H., Chan, K. T., van Hasselt, C. A., & Tong, M. C. F. (2017). Applying Rasch model analysis in the development of the Cantonese tone identification test (CANTIT). International Journal of Audiology, 56(sup2), S60-S73.
  • Ng, I. H. -Y., Lam, J. H. S. & Lee, K. Y. S. (2016) Cantonese Spoken Word Recognition Test (CanSWORT). Hong Kong: Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
  • Lee, K.Y.S. (2012). Cantonese Tone Identification Test (CANTIT). Hong Kong: Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
  • Lee, K.Y.S. and Ng, I. H.-Y. (2011). The impact of hearing loss on speakers of tonal languages: insights from long-term studies on Cantonese speakers. In J. P. Dupont (Ed.). Hearing Loss: Classification, Causes and Treatment. New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Lee, K.Y.S. (2006). The Cantonese Basic Speech Perception Test (CBSPT). Hong Kong: Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

 

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