University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Siyang obtained a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics at Northeast Normal University in China in 2012. While completing this degree he became fascinated with the fields of psycholinguistics and focused his energy on supporting people with stutters through providing then with training on evidence-based intervention techniques. These endeavors brought him to the University of Sheffield, where he completed his Master’s degree in Clinical Communication Studies in 2014. He is registered with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), both in the UK.
Siyang returned to China on a mission to promote Speech-Language Therapy in China through creating public awareness and advocating for localized intervention methods that meet international standards. He is currently an editor and author for the Chinese Speech and Language Therapy magazine, the author of Zhihu’s Giving Voice column. Siyang has a special interest in bilingualism and translated Raising a Bilingual Child – A Step by Step guide for Parents by Barbara Pearson into Mandarin. In September 2014, Siyang was awarded International Communication Project Award by the RCSLT.
Forming a therapeutic alliance with parents and learning about a child and their environment is important to Siyang, as he believes that therapy is most effective when parents are well-informed and engaged.
Languages: Mandarin, English