Dr. Lee Wing Yee Anna

Dr. Anna Lee is currently Clinical Associate of the Speech Therapy Unit, Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. After obtaining her clinical qualification as speech therapist from B.Sc. (Speech and Hearing Sciences), the University of Hong Kong, she had worked in the Child Assessment Service, the University of Hong Kong and the Education Bureau. Since then she was involved in various research projects, including child language corpus, aphasic patients’ treatment studies and developmental dyslexia research. She then obtained a scholarship from the University of Liverpool, U.K. to pursue her doctoral study. She was awarded Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Liverpool, U.K. in 2008. Her Ph.D. study was on a cross-linguistic comparison of phonological and orthographic processing in reading and writing Chinese in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Dr. Lee has extensive clinical, teaching and research experience. After her PhD she was involved in PBL teaching in the University of Hong Kong as well as in the MST programme of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She also gave lectures on child language development to undergraduates studying Child Education in the Hong Kong Baptist University. She was in charge of the thematic course held by the Education University of Hong Kong on teaching English to SEN students for local secondary English teachers. At the same time, she was engaged in private practice where she dealt with Cantonese and English-speaking pre-school, main-stream primary and secondary school students as well as adults with speech, language, and literacy difficulties. She was invited twice by the Hong Kong Association of Speech Therapists to give seminars on paediatric language disorders and on coping strategies to help language-disordered secondary school students in exams. Dr. Lee’s recent clinical and research focus is on assessment and treatment in language-disordered adolescents and adults, and treatment methods in Chinese and English dyslexia.