Bachelor of Science (Hons) Speech and Hearing Sciences (2005)
Master of Education (Inclusive and Special Education) (2010)
Carmela was a graduate of the Division. She has been practicing as a speech therapist working with preschool children and school children in special schools. Carmela’s expertise is in children with developmental disabilities, particularly children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and intellectual disabilities. In 2010, she obtained her Master degree in Inclusive and Special Education in the University of Hong Kong. This qualification complemented her clinical practice in the special school setting.
Carmela is interested in the development of treatment materials for children in the local context. She is now serving as a honorary consultant for S.K.H. Welfare Council. She was a key member of the production team in the development of the training tools for children with autism spectrum disorders in Non-Governmental Organizations in Hong Kong and successfully published a training programme of Theory of Mind skills for children with ASD (想法解讀教導自閉症兒童認識及處理情緒教材套II至IV冊) and an electronic Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) system (匡智溝通易IOS應用程式) for children in special schools.
- Guest speaker on the training kit: 想法解讀 (II) / (III) 教導自閉症兒童認識及處理情緒 – 教育界同工及家長公開發佈會 (2010-2012).
- Guest speaker on the topic: Training Theory of Mind (extension) to students in mild grade special school and mainstream schools, organized by the Hong Kong Institute of Education and Education Bureau, HKSAR (2008)