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Dr. Wang, Li-Chih is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education and Counselling at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). He has practical experience in teaching students with special needs at the preschool, elementary, and secondary levels in both public and private settings. Before he joined EdUHK, he served as a visiting Ph.D. student at the University of Texas, Austin. His primary area of professional activity is the deficient cognitive-linguistic abilities of Chinese dyslexia, mainly on temporal processing, as well as the heterogeneity of Chinese dyslexia, which is classifying the different subtypes of them by their cognitive-linguistic abilities. Also, his research is also extended to examine the enhancement of their reading by improving their cognitive-linguistic abilities. Dr. Wang's other research interests also cover the emotional conditions of Chinese students with dyslexia, such as anxiety, and how these conditions influence their reading.

Research interests

  • Cognitive and reading-related abilities and mental health of Chinese students with dyslexia
  • Heterogenous nature of Chinese students with dyslexia
  • Comorbidity of Chinese students with dyslexia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders

Teaching Interests

  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Dyslexia
  • Chinese reading and learning of students with special educational needs

External Appointments

  • President of Taiwan Academy for Learning Disabilities 2023 – 2026
  • Editorial Board Member of BMC Psychology (SSCI) 2023 – present
  • Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports (SCI) 2023 – present
  • Editorial Board Member of Tsing Hua Journal of Educational Research 2023 – present
  • Editorial Board Member of Cogent Education (ESCI journal) 2022 – present
  • Member of Editor Board of IAFOR Journal of Language Learning
  • Board Member of Taiwan Academy for Learning Disabilities
  • Selected Member of International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities
  • Member of Conference Organizing Committee of 2017 Association for Reading and Writing in Asia
  • Member of Association for Reading and Writing in Asia
  • Member of Society for the Scientific Study of Reading
  • Member of Special Education Association of the Republic of China
  • Consultant of Consulting Hot-Line in the Centre of Special Education at National University of Tainan, Taiwan (台南大學特殊教育中心諮詢服務委員)
  • Member of Committee of Identification, Placement, and Counselling of University Students with Disabilities (Southern Taiwan and Penghu District) (台灣大專院校身心障礙學生南澎區鑑輔會委員)

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  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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