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Prof. Li-Yu HUNG

National Taiwan Normal University

Board Member and Former President (2021 - 2023)

Li-Yu Hung is a professor in Department of Special Education and the dean of College of Teacher Training at Taiwan Normal University in Taipei, Taiwan. She received her Ph. D. from University of Virginia, USA. She has been teaching and conducting researches about Chinese reading disabilities, learning disabilities, ADHD and positive behavior support in Taiwan, and published more than 150 journal articles and book chapters.

Dr. Li-Yu Hung’s research interest is about assessment and multi-tier support for learning and behavioral difficulties. She also engaged in bridging research-evidence into education practice and policy. She was served as an Academic Vice President of National Academy for Education Research in Taiwan. She built the identification system of Chinese reading disabilities and ADHD in school system in Taiwan, and also involved in multi-year professional development project to enhance literacy instruction competence of grade school teachers which was sponsored by Ministry of Education in Taiwan. She drew the national definitions and operation codes of Learning disabilities and Emotional behavioral disorders for national legislation in Taiwan. She also led the national survey of Chinese characters of grade 1-9 students and developed evidenced-based reading intervention for poor readers in different grade-level. She participates actively in local and international academy societies. She was the president of national association of special education in Taiwan and Taiwan Academy for Learning Disabilities. Now, she is the President of ARWA and Vice President of Asia Federation on Intellectual Disabilities.

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