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Prof. HO Connie Suk-han
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EDUCATION
B.Soc.Sc., M.Soc.Sc. (HKU), Ph.D. (Oxford U)

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Literacy acquisition, assessment, and instruction
Developmental dyslexia and learning disabilities
Genetics of language and literacy development and disabilities
Mathematics learning and difficulties
Psycholinguistics

 

CONTACTS
Office: 6.61
Phone: (852) 3917-5652
Email: shhoc@hku.hk
HKU Researcher Page: http://hub.hku.hk/rp/rp00631

RESEARCH PROJECTS
Prof. Ho's current major projects include the investigation of genetic and environmental influences on Chinese language and literacy development, Chinese tiered intervention model on literacy learning, and development of various identification tools for reading and writing difficulties.

Prof. Ho has been the founder and active researcher of the Hong Kong Specific Learning Difficulties Research Team since 1998.
http://web.hku.hk/~hksld/index.html

Prof. Ho is the Principal Investigator of the READ & WRITE: A Jockey Club Learning Support Network.
http://www.psychology.hku.hk/rwjclsn/index.html

Prof. Ho is the Co-Principal Investigator of the research project: Reading Development in Chinese and English: Genetic and Neuroscience Correlates

The Bilingual Twin Project is a longitudinal study which aims to investigate the role of genetic and environmental influences on children's bilingual cognitive and reading development. The project is now recruiting twins aged from 5 to 9 years.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hktwinstudy/

Website: http://www.psychology.hku.hk/hktwin

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xi2olzFfX8

SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Chung, K. K.-H., Ho, C. S.-H., Chan, D. W., Tsang, S.-M., & Lee, S.-H. (in press).  Contributions of syntactic awareness to reading in Chinese-speaking adolescent readers with and without dyslexia. Dyslexia.

Chow, B. W.-Y., Ho, C. S.-H., Wong, S. W.-L., Waye, M. M. Y., & Bishop, D. V. M. (in press). Generalist Genes and Cognitive Abilities in Chinese Twins. Developmental Science.

Ho, C. S.-H., Chow, B. W.-Y., Wong, S. W.-L., Waye, M. M. Y., & Bishop, D. V. M. (2012). The Genetic and Environmental Foundation of the Simple View of Reading in Chinese. PLoS ONE 7(10): e47872. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0047872

Chik, P. P.-M., Ho, C. S.-H., Yeung, P.-S., Wong, H. Y.-K., Chan, D. W., Chung, K. K.-H., & Lo, L.-Y. (2012). Contribution of discourse and morphosyntax skills to reading comprehension in Chinese dyslexic and typically developing children. Annals of Dyslexia, 62, 1-18.  (DOI: 10.1007/s11881-010-0045-6)

Chow, B. W.-Y., Ho, C. S.-H., Wong, S. W.-L., Waye, M. M. Y., & Bishop, D. V. M. (2011). Genetic and environmental influences on Chinese language and reading abilities. PLoS ONE. [http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0016640]

Ho, C. S.-H., Leung, M.-T., & Cheung, H. (2011). Early difficulties of Chinese preschoolers at familial risk for dyslexia: Deficits in oral language, phonological processing skills, and print-related skills. Dyslexia. (DOI: 10.1002/dys.429)

Yeung, P.-S., Ho, C. S.-H., Chik, P. P.-M., Lo, L.-Y., Luan, H., Chan, D. W., & Chung, K. K.-H. (2011). Reading and spelling Chinese among beginning readers: What skills make a difference? Scientific Study of Reading.(DOI: 10.1080/10888438.2010.482149)

Chan, D. W., Ho, C. S.-H., Chung, K. K.-H., Tsang, S.-M., & Lee, S.-H. (2010). Teachers’ Checklist on Reading-Related Behavioral Characteristics of Chinese Primary Students: A Rasch Measurement Model Analysis.  Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 15: 2, 151-170.

Ho, C. S.-H. (2010). Understanding reading disability in Chinese: From basic research to intervention. In M. H. Bond (Ed.), Handbook of Chinese Psychology (Second Edition). (pp. 109-121). New York: Oxford Press.

Chan, B. M.-Y. & Ho, C. S.-H. (2010). The Cognitive Profile of Chinese Children with Mathematics Difficulties. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 107, 260-279.

Chung, K., Ho, C. S.-H., Chan, D., Tsang, S.-M., Lee, S.-H., & Xiao, X.-Y. (2012). The Hong Kong Test of Specific Learning Difficulties in Reading and Writing for Junior Secondary School Students (Second Edition) (HKT-JS(II)). Hong Kong: Hong Kong Specific Learning Difficulties Research Team.

Ho, C. S.-H., Leung, K. N.-K, Yeung, P.-S, Chan, D. W.-O, Chung, K. K.-H, Tsang, S.-M & Lee, S.-H. (2011). The Hong Kong Reading Ability Screening Test for Preschool Children (RAST-K). Hong Kong: Hong Kong Specific Learning Difficulties Research Team.

Ho, C. S.-H., Wong, H. Y.-K., Lo, J. C.-M., Chan, D. W.-O., Chung, K. K.-H., Tsang, S.-M., Lee, S.-H., Lo, L.-Y. (2011). The Hong Kong Chinese Literacy Assessment for Junior Primary School Student (CLA-P). Hong Kong: Hong Kong Specific Learning Difficulties Research Team.

Ho, C. S.-H., Chan, W.-S., Chan, D., Chung, K., Tsang, S.-M., & Lee, S.-H. (2010). 悅讀‧悅寫意(三) 初小中文讀寫課程(綜合修訂版) (A set of Chinese Language curriculum and teaching materials based on the Tiered Intervention Model for Primary 1 to 3 pupils in Hong Kong). Hong Kong: Hong Kong Specific Learning Difficulties Research Team.

Ho, C. S.-H., Lo, L.-Y., Chan, D., Chung, K., Tsang, S.-M., & Lee, S.-H. (2009). The Hong Kong Behaviour Checklist of Specific Learning Difficulties in Reading and Writing for Junior Secondary School Students (BCL-JS). Hong Kong: Hong Kong Specific Learning Difficulties Research Team.

RESEARCH INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Not taking any research interns until 2012.

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