Melinda Sturges is an experienced Speech and Language Therapist who obtained her academic and professional qualifications at University College, London. She is a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, UK, and an International Affiliate of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
After a period of general practice with the National Health Service in London working in both hospital and community child health clinics and conducting specialist work in the field of fluency disorders, Melinda came to live and work in Hong Kong. She is married with three grown-up children.
Her professional work in Hong Kong has been in two main areas: private practice, and in education and training of speech and language therapists. She has taught for many years as a part-time lecturer in Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of Hong Kong (Education Faculty).
Melinda works closely with her colleagues, particularly in the area of developmental child assessment. Her major clinical interests are in the evaluation and diagnosis of developmental communication disorders in young children, language-based specific learning difficulties in school age children, and fluency and voice disorders in both children and adults.