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Research Labs

Knowledge Management & E-Learning

Knowledge Management and E-Learning

 

The Knowledge Management and E-Learning Lab aims to promote research and practice in the area of technology-enhanced leaning and knowledge management, thus enhancing the capabilities of individuals and organisations in such areas.

 

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Child Language and Speech

Child Language and Speech Lab

 

The Child Language and Speech (CLAS) Laboratory hopes to better understand how speech and language develop in children with and without developmental disorders with a focus on Chinese communities; and contribute evidence-based interventions and assessments to support those who work with Chinese children having developmental disorders, including those with Developmental Language Disorder, Speech Sound Disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

 

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Clinical Hearing Sciences

Clinical Hearing Sciences

 

The research conducted at the Clinical Hearing Sciences (CHearS) Lab focuses on auditory perception issues, in particular reference to the Cantonese and Mandarin speaking population. Their research themes include: outcome measurement with hearing devices and assistive technologies, auditory perception in Chinese and English speakers, effective hearing screening in children and adults, and assessment and treatment of auditory processing disorders.

 

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 Speech, Language & Reading Lab

Speech, Language and Reading

 

The Speech, Language and Reading Lab’s research involves bilingual children, children with developmental dyslexia, children with autistic spectrum disorders and children with reading comprehension difficulties. It aims to understand specific language and literacy disorders at cognitive, linguistic and social-behavioural levels. In particular, they explore the basic prerequisite skills underlying rapid language and literacy acquisition.

 

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Speech Science Lab

Speech Science

 

The Speech Science Laboratory supports research in the areas of post-laryngectomy speech rehabilitation, static and dynamic quantification of articulatory behaviour, normal and pathological aspects of voice production, and objective accent measurements.

 

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Swallowing Research

A student holding the endoscope

 

The Swallowing Research Laboratory focuses on comprehensive assessment and treatment for individuals with swallowing difficulties, with the aim of improving their swallowing abilities, quality of life and overall well-being. In order to increase public awareness about dysphagia management and to look for alternatives to treat swallowing difficulties in the elderly, the research team continues to pursue development in dysphagia research.

 

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Voice Research

Voice Research Lab

 

The Voice Research Laboratory is actively involved in research projects related to voice science and disorders. It also contributes to the clinical services for the community through the HKU Clinical Voice Centre.

 

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