Shortly after becoming involved in the Bangkok speech and language pathology scene, I noticed that children growing up here have very limited access to these services compared to children growing up in other parts of the world. The sad truth is that while many parents here, both Thai and foreign, have valid concerns about their child’s speech and language development, most don’t know where or how to obtain support.
Increasing awareness about this topic in Bangkok has not been all smooth sailing so far. For instance, several parent support groups that I have contacted in attempt to promote awareness have not responded. Also, finding the time to consistently create content while juggling caseloads across so many different work settings gets tricky. However, the overwhelmingly positive response that I have received from you my subscribers, as well as other parents and teachers, has exceeded my expectations and made this all worthwhile.
As speech and language pathology is relatively new here in Bangkok, there is still much work to be done. I am fortunate enough to be living here permanently which will allow me to achieve my vision:
1. To increase awareness for identifying and helping children with speech and language difficulties
2. Empower parents to become increasingly involved in supporting their child’s speech and language needs
3. To earn a reputation for having the highest clinical standards in my profession here in Bangkok
You can read more in my recent interview for BKK Kids.com linked below
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