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Dr Ruyi Tong

Therapy Team Leader and Speech pathologist

Ruyi has a track record of delivering speech pathology interventions that work. She graduated from the University of Sydney with a degree in Speech Pathology in 2005. Since graduation, Ruyi has worked in a range of workplaces (e.g., not for profit, private, community health, hospital) in the disability sector in Singapore and Perth. She is skilled at delivering speech pathology interventions in English and Mandarin.

Throughout her career, she has worked with children, teenagers, and adults with a range of communication and mealtime needs arising from developmental and acquired disabilities. She is skilled in a range of speech pathology assessment and treatment approaches. Examples include PROMPT, Hanen, SOS feeding, Floortime. In particular, Ruyi specialises in supporting individuals with complex communication and access needs develop aided communication skills by using Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems. She has successfully written NDIS assistive technology applications for multiple pieces of AAC and mounting equipment. She is also skilled at providing clinical supervision and clinical education in the areas of AAC, speech, language, and mealtime management.

In addition to clinical work, Ruyi teaches speech pathology students at a local university. She teaches units related to AAC and collaboration. Ruyi completed a PhD in psychology at Curtin University in 2022. She presents talks (some invited) on topics related to collaboration, AAC and mealtimes regularly. She publishes research papers on topics related to collaboration, teamwork, and more recently, AAC and mealtime management (papers under review). Ruyi looks forward to journeying together with you to achieve your therapy goals!