About the ESF Therapy Centre

ESF Therapy Centre is part of the developing services highlighted in the ESF Special Educational Needs Strategy. It provides access to Educational Psychology and Speech and Language Therapy.

Our Mission Statement

Through offering high quality Educational Psychology and Speech and Language Therapy, the ESF Therapy Centre aims to:

  • Provide a range of professional services in assessing children and young people with additional educational needs;
  • Through assessment inform the intervention and provision needed to support children and young people with additional educational needs;
  • Deliver appropriate and timely therapeutic interventions having a significant positive impact on children’s progress;
  • Provide quality training aimed at building the capacity and confidence of schools and other clients to respond to specific needs;
  • Use current research to inform assessment and intervention;
  • Provide professional, realistic, independent advice;
  • Promote high quality inclusive teaching and learning;
  • Work in an integrated way with other involved agencies.

Our Services

We provide assessment, advice and intervention services in the following areas:

  • Educational Psychology                                          
  • Speech and Language Therapy

These services are available for students of ESF schools only. For further details, please refer to the respective service page.


Educational Psychology 

Speech and Language Therapy

Type of service

Emotional & Social Wellbeing

Thinking & Learning

Understanding and using language

Speech difficulties

Observation & Consultation

Observation of child in school and consultation with teacher and parents


Full psychological




Social and Communication


Receptive/ Expressive language

Speech/Articulation/ Fluency

Social communication

Oral motor/ Eating and drinking


Multi-disciplinary assessment

A thorough assessment of your child’s needs involving Educational Psychologist and Speech and Language Therapist

Specialist 1:1 intervention

Solution focused work

Anxiety / self-esteem

Emotional wellbeing


Social communication

Group packages

Social Thinking

Anxiety management

Early language stimulation

Social skills

Training to parents or caretakers

Individual support

Information provided on topics such as ASD, ADHD, and dyslexia

On request



Informal session to receive advice and support

On demand consultation

Consultation service

Report interpretation

Consultation service

Report interpretation


Educational Psychology Assessments

ESF is pleased to announce the expansion of the School-based Educational Psychology service.  From August 2014, we will have four Educational Psychologists available to support ESF schools.

The decision to increase the team has been made following feedback from the ESF community regarding the positive contributions made by the existing team and ongoing requests for additional support from the Educational Psychologists.

In order to meet the needs of the ESF community, the team will no longer be providing private educational psychology assessments, consultation or training to either ESF, or non-ESF, students and schools. 

Our Educational Psychologists, Nicki Holmes, Tim Conroy-Stocker, Jalak Patel and Moira Conroy-Stocker, will continue to provide support on a whole school, class and individual basis as well as working with the Foundation to provide training and input in a range of priority areas. 

Individual work with students will continue to be organised through discussions with school staff.  If you are concerned about your child’s progress and would like to know about what support is available, please speak to your school’s Special Educational Needs or Inclusion Co-ordinator. 

Speech and Language Assessments

The ESF Speech & Language Therapy service employs one therapist, Vicky Topps to provide therapy services at a charge by parent. She is registered to practice by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists (RCSLT, UK).  Sites include ESF International Kindergarten, Hillside and Quarry Bay School. We offer consultation, assessment and specialist intervention. Please contact the Therapy Centre for further information and fees.

ESF Therapy Centre

1/F 2A Tin Kwong Road
Homantin, Kowloon
Hong Kong

T: +852 3572 8500
F: +852 3579 0685
Email: therapy@esfcentre.edu.hk

Please click here to view the ESF Therapy Centre Service Policies.