Project Description

Prof. Terry Kit-fong AU

Chair Professor

EDUCATION

  • 1982
Harvard University
A.B., Psychology and Social Relations
  • 1987
Stanford University
Ph. D., Psychology

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Language & Conceptual Development
Health & Science Education
Childhood Anxiety & Autism Spectrum Concerns

RECENT PUBLICATIONS 

Lau, W., Chan, C. K., Li, J. C., & Au, T. K. (2010).  Effectiveness of group cognitive-behavioral treatment for childhood anxiety in community clinics.  Behaviour Research and Therapy, 48, 1067-1077.

Oh, J. S., Au, T. K., & Jun, S.-A. (2010).  Early Childhood Language Memory of International Adoptees.  Journal of Child Language37, 1123-1132.

Wong, A. M. Y., Kidd, J., Ho. C. S., & Au, T, K.  (2010).  Characterizing the overlap between SLI and dyslexia in Chinese: the role of phonology and beyond.  Scientific Studies of Reading,14, 30-57.

Cheung R. Y., & Au, T. K.  (2011).  Nursing students’ anxiety and clinical performance.  Journal of Nursing Education, 50, 286-289.

Li, J. C., Lau, W., & Au, T. K. (2011).  Psychometric Properties of the Spence Children’s Anxiety Scale in a Hong Kong Chinese Community Sample.  Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 25, 584-591.

Bridges, S. M., Parthasarathy, D. S., Wong, H. M., Yiu, C. K., Au, T. K., & McGrath, C. P. (2014).  The relationship between caregiver functional oral health literacy and child oral health status.  Patient education and counseling, 94, 411-426.

Chan, W. W. L., Au, T. K., & Tang, J.  (2014).  Strategic counting: A novel assessment of place-value understanding.  Learning and Instruction, 29, 78-94.

Tso, R. V. Y., Au, T. K., & Hsiao, J. H. (2014).  Perceptual expertise: Can sensorimotor experience change holistic processing and left-side bias?  Psychological Science, 25, 1757-1767.

Au, T. K., Chan, W. W. L., Cheng, L., Siegel, L. S., & Tso, R. V. Y. (2015).  Can Non-Interactive Language Input Benefit Young Second-Language Learners?  Journal of Child Language, 42, 323-350.  

Kidd, J., Shum, K. K., Ho. C. S., & Au, T. K.  (2015).  Phonological Representations and Early Literacy in Chinese.  Scientific Studies of Reading, 19, 89-113.

Shum, K. K., Ho. C. S., Siegel, L. S., & Au, T. K.  (2016).  First-language longitudinal predictors of second-language literacy in young L2 learners.  Reading Research Quarterly, 51, 323-344.  

Au, T. K., Kwok, A. F., Tong, L. C., Cheng, L., Tse, H. M., & Jun, S.-A.  (2017).  The Social Costs in Communication Hiccups between Native and Nonnative Speakers.  Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 48, 369-383.

Chan, W. W. L., Au, T. K., N. T. T. Lau, & Tang, J.  (2017).  Counting errors as a window onto children’s place-value concept.  Contemporary Educational Psychology, 51, 123-130.

Kidd, J., Shum, K. K., Wong, A. M. Y, Ho. C. S., & Au, T. K.  (2017).  Auditory perception and word recognition in Cantonese-Chinese speaking children with and without Specific Language Impairment.  Journal of Child Language, 44, 1-35.

Kong, M. M., & Au, T. K.  (2018).  The Incredible Years Parent Program for Chinese Preschoolers with Developmental Disabilities.  Early Education and Development, 29, 494-514.

Oh, J. S., Au, T. K., Jun, S.-A., Lee, R. M.  (2019).  Childhood language memory in adult heritage language (re)learners.   In M. S. Schmid and B. Köpke (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Language Attrition (pp. 481-492).  Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Au, A. H., Shum, K. K., Cheng, Y., Tse, H. M., Wong, R. M., Li, J., & Au, T. K.  (2020 online).  ASD Screening in Preschools. Autism: International Journal of Research and Practice. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1362361320967529

Xiao, Y., Pinkney, E., Au, T. K., & Yip P. S. F.  (2020).  Athena SWAN and gender diversity: A UK–based retrospective cohort study. BMJ Open, 10(2). https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/bmjopen/10/2/e032915.full.pdf

Yip P. S. F., Xiao, Y., Wong, C. L. H., & Au, T. K.  (2020).  Is there gender bias in research grant success in social sciences?: Hong Kong as a case study. Humanities & Social Sciences Communications, 7173. http://www.nature.com/articles/s41599-020-00656-y

Shum, K., Au, T., Romo, L., & Jun, S.-A.  (In press).  Learning challenging L2 sounds via computer training: High-variability perceptual training for children and adults. Language Learning and Development.

RESEARCH LABORATORY

Developmental Psychology Laboratory
My lab explores how to support children with developmental challenges and risks: learning a second language, childhood social anxiety, and autism spectrum concerns

HKU Psychology