Dr KONG, Anthony P. H.
Dr KONG, Anthony P. H.
Director, Aphasia Research and Therapy (ART) Laboratory
Fellow of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Editor-in-Chief, Cogent Gerontology, Routledge | Taylor & Francis Group
Academic Unit of Human Communication, Development, and Information Sciences
(852) 2241 5979
Room 804A, Meng Wah Complex
- Speech and Hearing Sciences
- Communication Sciences and Disorders
- Assessment, Testing and Measurement
- Brain and Cognition
- Bilingualism and Multilingualism
Prospective PhD/ EdD/ MPhil Applications
I am available to supervise PhD/EdD/MPhil students and would welcome enquiries for supervision.
- Discourse analysis
- Speech-and-language pathology
- Neurogenic communication disorders
- Development of language and cognitive batteries
- Bilingualism /multilingualism
- Gesture production
- 2022: ASHA Fellow - American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
- 2022: ASHA Top Articles of 2021 – The impact of COVID-19 on speakers with aphasia: What is currently known and missing? – ASHA Journals Academy, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
- 2020: UCFFaculty Authors' Celebration Award 2020, UCF Office of Research and Office of Faculty Excellence, University of Central Florida
- 2018: UCF Research Incentive Award 2017-18, Faculty Affairs Office, University of Central Florida
- 2018: UCF Faculty Authors' Celebration Award 2018, UCF Office of Research and Office of Faculty Excellence, University of Central Florida
- 2017: College of Health and Public AffairsInternational Incentive Award, University of Central Florida
- 2017: Induction to UCF Scroll & Quill Society, Faulty Excellence, UCF Academic Affairs, University of Central Florida
- 2017: Award for Excellence in Professional Service, College of Health and Public Affairs, University of Central Florida
- 2016: Five Years of Service Recognition, The ASHA Student to Empowered Professional (S.T.E.P.) 1:1 Mentoring Program - American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
- 2015: Inaugural United Nations Award, Annual UCF Millionaires Event, Office of Research & Commercialization, University of Central Florida
- 2013: Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Contribution in International Achievement - American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
- 2013: UCF Research Incentive Award 2012-13, Faculty Affairs Office, University of Central Florida
- 2013: Service-Learning Faculty Recognition Award, Office of Experiential Learning, University of Central Florida
- 2011: Excellence in Research Award, College of Health and Public Affairs, University of Central Florida
- 2011: Distinguished Researcher of the Year 2010-11, College of Health and Public Affairs, University of Central Florida
- 2009: Distinguished Alumni, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong
Refereed Journal Articles (selected):
- Kong, A.P.H., Lau, D.K.-Y., & Lai, D.H.-Y.* (2023). Measuring pragmatic competence of discourse output among Chinese-speaking individuals with traumatic brain injury. Brain Impairment. ePub ahead Jan 5. https://doi.org/10.1017/BrImp.2022.36
- Chen, H., Yu, S., Pan, X., Chen, Y., Zhang, T., Li, Z., Zhou, J., Hu, J., Bickerton, W.-L., Lau, J.K., Guo, A., Kong, A.P.H., & Rotshtein, P. (2023). The cognitive makeup of writing: Multivariate analysis of writing impairments following stroke. Cognitive Computation. ePub ahead Jan 27. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12559-023-10111-0
- Kong, A.P.H. & Ng, C.Y.-T.* (2022). Psycholinguistic considerations for adapting the Cantonese version of Comprehensive Aphasia Test (Cant-CAT): A feasibility study. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 7(4), 1211-1222. https://doi.org/10.1044/2022_PERSP-22-00044
- Brady, M.C., Ali, M., … Kong, A.P.H., et al. [The RELEASE Collaborators] (2022). Complex speech-language therapy interventions for stroke-related aphasia: The RELEASE study incorporating a systematic review and individual participant data network meta-analysis. Health and Social Care Delivery Research, 10(28). https://doi.org/10.3310/RTLH7522
- Kong, A.P.H. (2022). Keeping people with aphasia worldwide “COVID-informed” amid and after the pandemic. Advances in Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation, 21(1), 14-16. https://doi.org/10.47795/QHXC5791
- Lau, D.K.-Y., Kong, A.P.H., & Chan, M.S.-W.*(2022). Sentence types and complexity of spontaneous discourse productions by Cantonese-speakers with traumatic brain injury – A preliminary report. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 36(4-5), 381-397.https://doi.org/10.1080/02699206.2021.1984582
- Williams, L., Ali, M., … Kong, A.P.H., et al. [The RELEASE Collaborators] (2022). Utilising a systematic review-based approach to create a database of individual participant data for meta-and network meta-analyses: the RELEASE database of aphasia after stroke. Aphasiology, 36(4), 513-533. https://doi.org/10.1080/02687038.2021.1897081
- Yazu, H.+, Kong, A.P.H., Yoshihata, H., & Okubo, K. (2022). Adaptation and validation of the Main Concept Analysis of spoken discourse by native Japanese adults. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 36(1), 17-33. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699206.2021.1915385
- Brady, M.C., Ali, M., … Kong, A.P.H., et al. [The RELEASE Collaborators] (2022). Dosage, intensity and frequency of language therapy for aphasia: A systematic review based, individual participant data network meta-analysis.Stroke, 53(3), 956-967. https://doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.121.035216
- Brady, M.C., Ali, M., … Kong, A.P.H., et al. [The RELEASE Collaborators] (2022). Precision rehabilitation for aphasia by patient age, sex, aphasia severity and time since stroke? A prespecified, systematic review based, individual participant data network subgroup meta-analysis. International Journal of Stroke. ePub ahead May 18. https://doi.org/10.1177/17474930221097477
- Kong, A.P.H. (2021). COVID-19 and aphasia. Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports, 21(11), article 61. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11910-021-01150-x
- Kong, A.P.H. & Reres, A.+ (2021). Proposing a quick, objective, comprehensive analysis of impaired spoken discourse in post-stroke aphasia. Clinical Archives of Communication Disorders, 6(3), 172-186. https://doi.org/10.21849/cacd.2021.00626
- Kong, A.P.H., Chan, K.P.-Y.*, & Jagoe, C. (2021). A systematic review of communication partner training in Chinese-speaking persons with aphasia. Archives of Rehabilitation Research and Clinical Translation, 3(4), 100152. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.arrct.2021.100152
- Kong, A.P.H., Lau, D.K.-Y., & Chai, V.N.-Y.* (2021). Communication and social inactivity during COVID-19 lockdown in Hong Kong: Psychosocial implications to individuals with aphasia, their primary caretakers, and healthy adults. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 6(4), 964-967. https://doi.org/10.1044/2021_PERSP-21-00002
- Criel, Y.#, Deleu, M.#, De Groote, E., Bockstael, A., Kong, A.P.H., De Letter, M. (2021). The Dutch Main Concept Analysis: Translation and establishment of normative data. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 30(4), 1750-1766. https://doi.org/10.1044/2021_AJSLP-20-00285
- Kong, A.P.H. (2021). The impact of COVID-19 on speakers with aphasia: What is currently known and missing?Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 64, 176-180. https://doi.org/10.1044/2020_JSLHR-20-00371
- Kong, A.P.H. (2020). Impact of COVID-19 on college seniors’ learning and performance in communication sciences and disorders: Students’ self-reflections. Clinical Archives of Communication Disorders, 5(3), 137-146. https://doi.org/10.21849/cacd.2020.00262
- Telesca, L.+, Ehren, B.J., Hahs-Vaughn, D.L., Zygouris-Coe, V.I., & Kong, A.P.H. (2020). The effect of metalinguistic sentence combining on eighth-grade students’ understanding and written expression of comparison and contrast in science. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 63(9), 3068-3083. https://doi.org/10.1044/2020_JSLHR-19-00086
- Qin, Y.+, Wu, Y., Lee, T. & Kong, A.P.H. (2020). An end-to-end approach to automatic speech assessment for Cantonese-speaking people with aphasia. Journal of Signal Processing Systems, 92(8), 819-830. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11265-019-01511-3
- Kong, A.P.H. (2020). The use of free non-dementia-specific Apps on iPad to conduct group communication exercises for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease (Innovative Practice). Dementia, 19(4), 1252-1264.https://doi.org/10.1177/1471301217727630
- Qin, Y.+, Lee, T. & Kong, A.P.H. (2020). Automatic assessment of speech impairment in Cantonese-speaking people with aphasia. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, 14(2), 331-345. https://doi.org/10.1109/JSTSP.2019.2956371
- Kong, A.P.H. & Law, S.P. (2019). Cantonese AphasiaBank: An annotated database of spoken discourse and co-verbal gestures by healthy and language-impaired native Cantonese speakers. Behavior Research Methods, 51(3), 1131-1144. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13428-018-1043-6
- Kong, A.P.H. & Wong, C.W.-Y.* (2018). An integrative analysis of spontaneous storytelling discourse in aphasia: Relationship with listeners’ rating and prediction of severity and fluency status of aphasia. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 27, 1491-1505.https://doi.org/10.1044/2018_AJSLP-18-0015
- Kong, A.P.H., Chan, J. #, Lau, J.K.L., Bickerton, W.L., Weekes, B., & Humphreys, G. (2018). Developing a Cantonese version of Birmingham Cognitive Screen for stroke survivors in Hong Kong. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 39(3), 387-401. https://doi.org/10.1177/1525740117720382
- Wallace, S.J., Worrall, L., Rose, T., Le Dorze, G., Cruice, M., Isaksen, J., Kong, A.P.H., Simmons-Mackie, N, Scarinci, N.A., & Gauvreau, C.A. (2017). Which outcomes are most important to people with aphasia and their families? An international nominal group technique study framed within the ICF. Disability and Rehabilitation, 39(14), 1364-1379. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2016.1194899
- Kong, A.P.H., Whiteside, J.,&Bargmann, P. (2016). The Main Concept Analysis: Validation and sensitivity in differentiating discourse produced by unimpaired English speakers from individuals with aphasia and dementia of Alzheimer type. Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology, 41(3), 129-141. https://doi.org/10.3109/14015439.2015.1041551
- Kong, A.P.H., & Weekes, B. (2011). Use of the BAT with a Cantonese-Putonghua speaker with aphasia. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 25, 540-552. https://doi.org/10.3109/02699206.2011.570851
- Kong, A.P.H. (2011). The main concept analysis in Cantonese aphasic oral discourse: External validation and monitoring chronic aphasia. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 54, 148-159. doi: 10.1044/1092-4388(2010/09-0240) https://doi.org/10.1044/1092-4388(2010/09-0240)
- Kong, A.P.H. (2009). The use of main concept analysis to measure discourse production in Cantonese-speaking persons with aphasia: A preliminary report. Journal of Communication Disorders, 42, 442-464. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcomdis.2009.06.002
- Kong, A.P.H., & Law, S.P. (2009). A linguistic communication measure for monitoring changes in Chinese aphasic narrative production. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 23(4), 255-269. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699200802673234
Kong, A.P.H. (2022). Analysis of neurogenic disordered discourse production: Theories, assessment and treatment(Second edition). New York, NY: Routledge Psychology Press. [ISBN: 978-1-032-18482-1]
Kong, A.P.H. (2016). Analysis of neurogenic disordered discourse production: From theory to practice. New York, NY: Routledge Psychology Press. [ISBN: 978-1-138-85359-1]
Clinical Assessment Batteries
Kong, A.P.H., Chan, J.#, Lau, J.K.L., Bickerton, W.L., Weekes, B., & Humphreys, G. (2017). The Cantonese version of Birmingham Cognitive Screen (HK-BCoS).
Kong, A.P.H. (2016). The Main Concept Analysis (MCA) for oral discourse production. Hong Kong: The CommercialPress (H.K.) Limited. [ISBN: 978-962-07-0412-3]
Kong, A.P.H. (2014). Family members’ perceptions of speech-language pathology services for persons with aphasia questionnaire. PsycTESTS® Database Record. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. https://doi.org/10.1037/t34891-000
Kong, A.P.H., & Law, S.P. (since 2015). Cantonese AphasiaBank. https://speech.edu.hku.hk/caphbank/search/
Kong, A.P.H., & Law, S.P. (2014). AphasiaBank Cantonese aphasia corpus. The Open Language Archives Community (OLAC). http://olac.ldc.upenn.edu/item/oai:talkbank.org:AphasiaBank-Cantonese-Aphasia
Kong, A.P.H., & Law, S.P. (2014). AphasiaBank Cantonese control corpus. The Open Language Archives Community (OLAC). http://www.language-archives.org/item.php/oai:talkbank.org:AphasiaBank-Cantonese-Control
Kong, A.P.H., Law, S.P., & MacWhinney, B. (since 2014). Chinese corpora (linguistic data with audio and video files) of spontaneous narratives from Cantonese speakers with aphasia. https://aphasia.talkbank.org/access/Cantonese/Aphasia/HKU.html[ISBN: 1-59642-959-3] https://doi.org/10.21415/t5p309
Kong, A.P.H., Law, S.P., & MacWhinney, B. (since 2014). Chinese corpora of spontaneous narratives from normal native Cantonese speakers. https://aphasia.talkbank.org/access/Cantonese/Control/HKU.html[ISBN: 1-59642-960-7] https://doi.org/10.21415/t5401p
Law, S.P., Kong, A.P.H., & MacWhinney, B. (since 2010). A Cantonese (yue) morphological parser for linguistic analysis. https://www.talkbank.org/morgrams/yue.zip
Kong, AP.H., & Law, S.P. (2019). Cantonese AphasiaBank: Translating research results to everyday management of aphasia【粵語失語症數據庫】：由研究結果到失語症的日常管理. Hong Kong:The University of Hong Kong (Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences). [ISBN: 978-988-79910-8-3]
Kong, A.P.H. (2009). Communication and swallowing impairments after brain injury: Handbook for survivors and family members. Hong Kong: Centre for Communication Disorders (CCD), The University of Hong Kong. [ISBN: 978-988-17240-2-1]
Leung, M.T., Chan, K.W., Chung, Y.M., Ng, H.Y., Kong, P.H., & Lau, K.M. (2006). Translation glossary of speech pathology terms (Second edition). Hong Kong: Hong Kong Association of Speech Therapists.
+Doctoral, *Master’s, #Undergraduate research student (co-)supervised
Founding Editor-in-Chief: Cogent Gerontology, Routledge | Taylor & Francis Group, United Kingdom.
Associate Editor: Frontiers in Stroke (Inaugural Section: Recovery and Rehabilitation), Switzerland.
Section Editor: (Inaugural) Linguistics Section, PLOS ONE, USA and United Kingdom.
Guest Editor, American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech–Language–Hearing Association, USA.
Editorial Member, Clinical Archives of Communication Disorders, The Korean Association of Speech-Language Pathologists, South Korea.
International / National Consultation Work
- Founding Advisory Member, Aphasia United (http://www.aphasiaunited.org/), Australia, United Kingdom, and USA.
- Project Advisory and Leadership Team Member, Project BRIDGE (Building Research Initiatives by Developing Group Effort; https://www.projectbridge.online/), Nova Southeastern University, USA.
- Advisory Board Member, Aphasia Services in Diverse Neurorehabilitation Caseloads (ASDNC), USA.
- Consultant, The Hong Kong Stroke Association (http://www.hk-stroke-a.org.hk), Hong Kong.
- Consultant, Self Help Group for the Brain Damaged (http://www.braindamaged.org.hk/), Hong Kong.
- Honorary Advisor, The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation, Hong Kong.
- Consultant, National Clinical Research Center For Aging and Medicine, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University (復旦大學 華山醫院 國家老年疾病臨床醫學研究中心), Shanghai, China.
- Research Consultant, “Application of Word Association Navigation (WAN) to Chinese speakers with aphasia” Department of Rehabilitation, Jiangsu Province Hospital - Shengze Branch (江蘇省人民醫院—盛澤分院), Jiangsu, China.
2004-07: Vice Chairperson, Executive committee of the Hong Kong Association of Speech Therapists (HKAST), Hong Kong.
2003-04: External Secretary, Executive committee of the Hong Kong Association of Speech Therapists (HKAST), Hong Kong.
- Fellow: Academy of Aphasia.
- Member: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
- Member: Hong Kong Association of Speech Therapists (HKAST)