Dr.LAI CHENG Cheng-gea, Alice 黎程正家博士

Title: 
Visiting Associate Professor
Qualifications: 

PhD (HKU)
MA Michigan
BA (Taiwan)
R. Psych (HK)
Chartered Psych (UK)

Email: 
ssalai@polyu.edu.hk
Phone: 
2766 6314
Office: 
EF712
Specialism: 

Children and Adolescents with Diverse Learning Needs; 
Dyslexia & Specific Learning Disabilities; 
Chinese Psychology; 
Psychology of Language

Teaching: 

As the Chairperson of Departmental Teaching and Learning Committee in the Department of Health and Social Sciences in 1996-97, I was successfully involved in the development of Problem-Based Learning in Nursing and other health disciplines. This has resulted in the publication of journal articles and teaching manuals and disseminated at various seminars and workshops both locally and internationally.

Apart from providing service teaching in Applied Psychology and Psychology in Health Care to Nursing students and other Health Care disciples, I also teach Chinese Psychology.
to our own students in Social Sciences and Applied Psychology.

Recently, I have developed a new subject entitled “Assessment and Intervention Strategies for Children and Youth with Learning Disabilities” for our Master Degree students in School Counselling and Guidance starting in Sept 2007.

Selected Publications: 

PUBLISHED ACADEMIC BOOKS 

Lai A. C. (2011) Learning Without Difficulties Sun Ya Publications (HK Ltd) 

Lai A. C. (2011) The Other Side of Me: A Special Collection of Learning Disabilities, Sun Ya Publications (HK Ltd) 

Lai A. C. (2011) Dyslexia: Ovrcoming Reading Disabilities (Re-Print) Sun Ya Publications (HK Ltd.) 

Lai A. C. (2011) Overcoming Handwritting Difficulties: Understanding Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) Sun Ya Publications (HK Ltd) 

Lai A.C. (2002, 2001, 2000, 1999). 6th edition, Understanding Dyslexia 
: Overcoming Your Child’s Reading Difficulties, Sun Ya Publication (HK) Ltd. & Breakthrough Publishing, Hong Kong. 
Lai A.C. & Chow S. (2002, 2001). Overcoming Handwriting Problems in 
Children with Developmental Co-ordination Disorders, Sun Ya Publication (HK) Ltd. & Breakthrough Publishing, Hong Kong. 

M. T. Leung & Lai A. C. (2007) The Hong Kong Graded Charter Naming 
Test for Primary School Children (A Hong Kong Standardized Test), Published by Centre of Communication Disorder, University of Hong Kong 

Lai A. C. & Chi-ho Cheng (2007) Research on Learning and Psychological Difficulties of Non-Engaged Youth in Hong Kong, Published by Hong Kong Education & Manpower Bureau, Hong Kong 

Lai A.C. (2003) Frivolous Kids Flying – Enhancing Learning Motivation for Low Achievers. 2nd edition, 141 pages, Tom Publishing, Hong Kong. 

Lai A.C. & Chow S. (2002). Children with Special Needs in Learning – A Selection of Case Studies, 315 pages, Tom Publishing, Hong Kong, sponsored by a University Teaching and Learning Development Grant 2000. 

Lai A.C. (2001). Enhancing the Learning Motivation and Abilities of Children with Lower Academic Achievement – A Teacher’s Resource Handbook, 134 pages, Tom Publishing, Hong Kong. Sponsored by the Quality Education Fund. 

Lai A. C. (2001). Tutoring Children with Dyslexia at Home – A Parent’s Guide, 127 pages, Tom Publishing. 

Lai A.C. (2001). A School Based Program to Develop Co-operation between Teachers and Parents: Assisting Children with Special Needs and Lower Academic Achievement – A Practical Guidebook for Teachers, 132 pages, Tom Publishing, Hong Kong, sponsored by the Quality Education Fund. 

Lai A.C. (2001). A Parent Guide to Develop Co-operation between Teachers and Parents, 125 pages, Tom Publishing, Hong Kong, sponsored by the Hong Kong Quality Education Fund. 


Lai A. C. (Ed. ) ( 1990). A Preschool Integrated Programme Guide for Children with Mild Grade Handicapped – A Teacher’s guide. Hong Kong Christian Services, Hong Kong 

Lai A. C. (Ed.) (1988) A Preschool Developmental Curriculum for Ages Two to Four, 319 pages, Hong Kong Christian Services, Hong Kong 

PAPERS PUBLISHED IN THE REFEREED JOURNALS 

Yao H, & Lai A.(2011) Neural Deficits in Second Language Reading: fMRI evidence from Chinese Chileren with English Reading Impairment, NEUROIMAGE, Vol.57, pp760-770 

Meng X. & Lai A. C. (2011) Dynamic Visual Perception and Reading Development in Chinese School Children, ANNALS OF DYSLEXIA, No.49, pp17-21. 

Lai A. C.& A. Docas (2011) Learning and Psychological Difficulties Among Non-Engaged Youth in Hong Kong, International Journal of Disability and Human Development, Vol. 10, No.3.pp. 235-240 

Lai A. C. (2010) Understanding Hong Kong School Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Medical Health Care Bulletin, vol. 2, No. 3, pp9-12. 

Lai A. C. (2010) Understanding Chinese Developmental Dyslexia: A Metalinguistic Awareness in Chinese Reading and Writing, World Dyslexia Forum, Vol. II, pp11-12 

Lai A. C. & Meng X. (2009) Prevalence of Deficits in Character REaing, Word dictation and Handwriting Difficulties among Hong Kong Children with Dyslexia” Reading & Writing, Vol. 1 pp30-31. 

Lai A. C. (2008) Parental Pair-Reading Intervention for Chinese Dyslexic Children, International Journal of Learning, Vol15, pp25-32. 

Lai A. C. (2008) Parental Pair-Reading Intervention for Chinese Dyslexic Children, International Journal of Learning, Vol15, pp25-32. 

M. T. Leung & Lai A. C. (2007) The Hong Kong Graded Charter Naming 
Test for Primary School Children (A Hong Kong Standardized Test), Published by Centre of Communication Disorder, University of Hong Kong 

Lai A. C. & Chi-ho Cheng (2007) Research on Learning and Psychological Difficulties of Non-Engaged Youth in Hong Kong, Published by Hong Kong Education & Manpower Bureau, Hong Kong 

Lai A. C (2006) Hong Kong Students Make Greater Gains that Comparison Group, American Scientific Learning, vol. 8, p.28-29 

S. Y. Wong, Lai A. C, Ida M. & T. K.S. Wong (2006) Effects of an education program on family participation in the rehabilitation of children with developmental disability, Journal of Learning Disabilities, Vol. 10, Number 2, p.165-189. 

S.Y. Wong, Lai A. C. etc. (2006) Needs of Chinese Parents of Children with developmental disability, Journal of Learning Disability, Vol. 8, Number 2, p. 141- 158. 

Ada P; Lai A.C., Ivy F. Tso, Hua Shu; Anderson R. (2005) Visual Chunking Skills of Hong Kong Children, Reading and Writing 18:437-454. 

Lai A.C. (2004). “Early Detection and Diagnosis of Children with Developmental Language Disabilities”, Chinese Journal of Children’s Health, November. p. 12-24 

Wong S.Y., Wong T.K.S., Martinson I., Lai A.C., Chen W.J. & He Y.S. (2004). “Needs of Chinese Parents of Children with Developmental Disability”, Journal of Learning Disabilities, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 141-158. 

Chung J.W.Y., Wong T.K.S., Chang K.K.P., Chow C.B., Chung B.P.M., Chung G., Ho S., Ho J.S.C., Lai C.K.Y., Lai A.C., Lai V.S.F., Lau J., Liu J., Mok E. & Wong D. (2004). “Rapid Assessment of a Helpdesk Service Supporting Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Patients and Their Relatives”, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Vol. 13, p. 748-755. 

Hua S., Xiangzhi M. & Lai A.C. (2003). “Lexical Representation and Processing in Chinese-speaking Poor Readers”, in Catherine M. (ed.) Chinese Children’s Reading Development, pp.199-214. 

Lai A.C., Wong T., Zhang Z.X. & Martinson I (2003). “The Psychological Impact of a Dying Child on Chinese Family Members”, Asian Journal of Nursing Studies, Vol.6, No. 3, pp. 10-20. 

Lai A.C., Ma Cui, Sun X.H., Yin C.Y (2002). “A Comparison of Assessment of Symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) by Elementary Teachers and Child Psychiatrists in Guangzhou”, Chinese Mental Health Journal, 16 (1), pp. 49-51. 

Metcalfe J.A., Lai A.C. & Tsui M (2002). “Teacher and Student Teacher Ratings of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Three Cultural Settings. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, Vol. 49, No.3, pp. 281-299. 

Luan H., Shu H., Lai A.C. & Lin Wei (2002). “Developmental Deep Dyslexia in Chinese: A Case Study”, Acta Psychogica Sinica, 34(4), pp. 338- 343. 

Lai A.C. & Shu Hua (2002). “A Study of Contributory Factors and Developmental Reading Disabilities: A Comparative Study between Cantonese Speaking Children in Hong Kong and Potunghua Speaking Children in Beijing: A Comparative Study”, Hong Kong Journal of Education, Hong Kong Teachers’ Vol. 45, pp. 83-89. 

Lai A.C., Shu Hua & Shengzhi M. (2002). “Developmental Deep Dyslexia in Chinese: A Case Study”, Acta Psycholigica Sinica, 34(3), p.10-13. 

Alban-Metcalfe J., Lai A.C. & Ma T. (2002). Teacher and Student Teacher Ratings of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Three Cultural Settings”, International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, Vol. 49, No. 3, pp. 179-197. 

Lai A. C., Meng X.Z. & Shu H. (2002). “A Study of Contributory Factors and Developmental Reading Disabilities in Chinese Children – A Comparative Study between Cantonese and Putonghua children in Hong Kong and Beijing”, Journal of Education, No. 45, p. 83-90. 

Ho D.Y.F., Lai A.C., Peng S.Q. (2002). “Parenting in Mainland China: Culture, Ideology, and Policy”, International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Vol. 1, No. 38, pp. 7-8. 

Lai A. C & Ma Tsui (2001). “A Comparison of Assessment on Symptoms of AD/HD by Elementary Teachers and Psychiatrists in Guangzhou and Hong Kong”, Chinese Journal of Mental Health, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 511-513. 

Lai, A.C. (2001). “Behavioural and Psychological Therapy for Children with Dyslexia”, Chinese Journal of Practical Paediatrics, Vol. 16, No. 6, pp. 340-341. 

Ho D.Y.F, Lai A.C., & Peng S.Q. (2001). “Indigenisation and Beyond: Methodological Relationalism in the Study of Personality Across Cultural Traditions,” Journal of Personality, Vol. 69, No. 6, pp. 925-953. 

Lai A.C. (2001). “Intervention Strategies for Children with Reading and Writing Disabilities,” Chinese National Journal of Advanced Medical Education, No. 10 Serial No. 03009. pp. 31-42. 

Ling S.Y, Lai A.C. & Martinson Ida (2001). “Stress Coping Strategies for Parents with Children with Cancer,” Nanfang Journal of Nursing, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 9-12. 

Lai A.C. (2001). “Treatment and Educational Issues for Children with Reading Disabilities” Chinese Advanced Continued Medical Education Newsletter, November, pp. 25-36. 

Huang G. & Lai A.C. (2001). “A Study on Children with Learning Disabilities and Family Influential Factors”, Chinese Journal of Child Health Care, Vol. 9, No. 5, pp.300-302. 

Lai A.C. (2001). “ Psychological Intervention for Children with Special Needs”, Chinese Journal of Practical Pediatrics, Vol. 16, No.6, pp.340-342. 

Lai, A.C. & Shu Hua Shu (2000). “Cognitive Psychology Theories and Children’s Reading Development,” Journal of Education, Hong Kong Teachers’ Association, No. 42, pp. 76-82. 

Lai A.C. et al. (2000). “Learning Styles and Personality Factors in Implementing Problem-Based Learning (PBL) for Hong Kong Chinese Postgraduate Students; Themes and Variations in PBL,” pp. 51-59. 

Lai A.C. (2000). “Making Writing Interesting: Using a Process Model of Chinese Composing Ability (PMCCA)”, Foundations in Education Series 1 – The Joy of Learning and Teaching, pp. 257-265, Longman. 

Lai A.C., Wang W.C. & Zhang Z.X. (2000). “Maternal Child-rearing Practices in Hong Kong and Beijing Chinese Families: A Comparative Study”, International Journal of Psychology, Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. 60-66. 

Lai A.C, Zhang Zhixue & Wang Wenzhong (1999). “Maternal Child-rearing Practices in Hong Kong and Beijing Chinese Families: A Comparative Study”, International Journal of Psychology, Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. 60-66. 

Lai A.C. & Salili, F. (1999). “Parental Attitude Toward Parenting Styles and Children’s Competence in Families Whose Children are Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Carriers in Guangzhou, China”, Journal of Comparative Family Studies, Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 281-296. 

Lai A. C. & Salili, F. (1998). “Family Stress and Coping Strategies in Guangzhou Families with Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Children”, Journal of Health Psychology, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 539-550. 

Lai A.C. & Salili F. (1998). “Stress-Coping Strategies in Families with Children with Hepatitis B Carriers”, Asia Journal of Counselling, Vol. 5, Nos. 1 & 2, pp. 13-25. 

Lai A.C. & Salili F. (1997). “Stress and Social Support in Parents Whose Children are Hepatitis B Carriers”, International Journal of Psychology, Vol. 32. No. 1, pp. 43-55. 

Lai A.C. & Salili F. (1997). “Parental Stress, Coping Styles, and Social Supports in Chinese Families with Hepatitis B-Carrying Children”, Current Psychology: Developmental-Learning-Personality-Social, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 65-82. 

Lai A.C. & Salili F. (1996). “Stress in parents whose children have hepatitis B virus (HBV): a comparison of three groups in Guangzhou, China”, Child: Care, Health and Development – The Multidisciplinary Journal, Vol. 22 No. 6, pp. 381-396. 

Lai A.C., Cheng H.B. & Ma, T. (1996). “Social support in families with hepatitis B children in the Chinese context”, Lingnan Journal of Psychological Medicine, Vol. 1 No. 2, pp. 85-88. 

Lai A.C. (1994). “Parental Attitude Change Toward Hepatitis B Children Through Focus Groups in Guangzhou in China,” Asian Journal of Counselling, Vol. 3, Nos. 1 and 2, pp. 11-23. 

Lai A.C. (1994). “A study of mental health in families with hepatitis B children”, Journal of Mental Health, Vol. 5, No. 8, pp. 28-32. 

Lai A.C. & Pang B. (1993), “Teaching imitative behaviour toward handicapped children in integrated childcare centres – a comparison study of two teaching methods,” The Journal of Hong Kong Education, 34, pp. 80-84. 

Lai A.C., Ho K.K. & Kong K.L. (1992), “Making Learning Fun – A Study of a Secondary School Science Project”, The Journal of Hong Kong Education, No. 33, pp. 85-89. 

Lai A.C. (1991). “A developmental curriculum model – the theoretical base and curriculum structure of Hong Kong developmental curriculum for ages two to four”, Journal of Pre-school Education Research, Vol. 28 No. 4, pp. 18-22. 

PAPERS PRESENTED IN THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERNCES

Lai A. C. (2008) Reading and Writing Difficulties for Chinese Children with Specific Learning Disabilities, Proceedings of International Learning Conference, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA 

Lai A. C. (2008) Improving Reading Outcomes for Chinese Children with Specific Learning Disabilities: Using Curriculum Based Measurements to Develop Parent-Tutoring Intervention. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference of Cognitive Sciences, Yousei University Seoul, Korea. 

Meng X. Z & Lai A. C. (2008) ERP correlates of the orthographic and phonological processing in Chinese Speaking Developmental Dyslexia, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference of Cognitive Sciences, Yousei University Seoul, Korea. 

Lai A. C. & Cheng Chi-Ho (2007) Learning and Psychological Difficulties of Non-engaged Youth in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Education Bureau 

Lai A. C. (2007) Effects of Cognitive and Behavioral Remediation Programs in Children with Learning Disabilities. Brain-based Learning for Individuals with Learning Disabilities, Hong Kong Polytechnic University. 

Lai A. C. (2007) Effects of a Neuroscience Based Literacy Program on the Cognitive and Behavioural Remediation in Chinese Children with Learning Disabilities, Brain-based Learning, Reading and Rehabilitation Peking University, Beijing China 

Leung M. T. & Lai A. C. (2007) Chinese Character Naming Test for Primary School Students, Hong Kong Speech Disorder Association, University of Hong Kong 

Lai A. C. (2006) Error Analysis of Chinese Character Naming among Hong Kong pupils, Paper presented at the Annual Conference of Hong Kong Psychological Society, Hong Kong. 

Lai A. C. (2006) Research on Learning and Psychological Difficulties 
of Non-Engaged Youth in Hong Kong, the 1st progress report to the Youth Commissioner at the Hong Kong Education and Manpower Bureau. 

Lai A. C. (2006) Multiple-Deficits in Chinese Developmental Dyslexia 
Ameliorated by Cognitive and Behavioral Remediation, the keynote paper at the 1st International Conference of Reading Disability, Guangzhou, China. 

Lai A. C. (2006) A Cross Language Perspective on Behavioral Remediation for Chinese Children with Dyslexia, the keynote paper at the 4th Asia Conference on Brain Based Learning, June, Maylaysia. 

Lai A. C. (2005) A Cross Language Perspective on Literacy Training – Improvement in Hong Kong Chinese Children. Proceedings of 1st Asia Conference on Brain and Reading Research, Singapore, p.10-11. 

Lai A. C. (2005) Phonological Strategies in both Chinese and English, paper presented in the 1st Asia Conference on Brain and Reading Research, Singapore. 

Lai. A. C. (2005) Metalinguistic Transference between Chinese and English, paper presented in the 4th Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network, Toronto, Canada. 

Lai A. C. (2005) Chinese Literacy Assessment Devices and Errors Analysis. Paper presented in the 4th Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network, Toronto, Canada. 

Lai A. C. (2005) Computerized Literacy Training Improved both Chinese and English Phonological Awareness and Reading Ability among Hong Kong Chinese Children with Dyslexia. Paper presented at the 2005 Hong Kong Psychological Society Annual Conference. 

Lai A.C., Zhang J. & Shu H. (2004). “Development of Morphological Awareness in Mandarin and Cantonese Speaking Children”, paper presented at the 28th International Congress of Psychology (ICP2004), Beijing, China, 8-13 August. 

Lai A.C. (2004). “Remediation Training Improves Reading Ability of Chinese Dyslexic”, Scientific Learning Conference, Dallas Texas, USA, 22 April. 

Lam C.S.Y., Chan J., Lai A.C., Chow S. & Hua S. (2004). “Norms of Visagraph II in Chinese Children with Chinese Reading Materials”, paper presented at Academy ’04 Global-Pacific Rim Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2-4 April. 

Lai A.C. (2004). “Factors Related to Chinese Reading Performance in Cantonese and Putonghua Speaking Children”, paper presented at British Dyslexia Conference 2004, Warwick, UK, 27-30 March. 

Lai A.C. (2004). “Mental Health Needs in Families with Children and Adolescence with Learning Disabilities”, paper presented at First Asia-Pacific Regional Adolescent Health Congress, Hong Kong, 10-12 January. 

Lai A.C. (2003). “Chinese Morphological Awareness in Hong Kong Primary Children”, paper presented at the Hong Kong Psychological Association Annual Conference, University of Hong Kong, October 25. 

Lai A.C. (2002). “Phonological, Motor and Visual Subtypes in Chinese Developmental Dyslexia”, International Conference Multilingual and Cross-cultural Perspectives on Dyslexia, Proceedings, pp. 17. 

Lai A.C. (2002). “Centre-based Support for Children with Specific Learning Disabilities”, invited speaker and paper presented at the International Conference on Developmental Dyslexia in Children Using the Chinese Language fMRI and Advocacy, the Hong Kong Society of Child Neurology and Developmental Paediatrics, 26-28 October 2002. Hong Kong. 

Anderson B. & Lai A.C. (2002). Assistive Technology from an International Perspective” International Conference Multilingual and Cross-cultural Perspectives on Dyslexia, Proceedings, pp. 26. 

Lai A.C., Meng, X.Z. & Smythe, I. (2002). “Semantic, Orthographic and Phonological Manipulation in Chinese Rapid Naming” International Conference Multilingual and Cross-cultural Perspectives on Dyslexia, Proceedings, pp. 18. 

Lai A.C. (2002). “Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders in Chinese Children” Proceedings for the 3rd National Conference for Children with Special Needs for Parents and Professionals. p. 7. Guangzhou. 22-24 March. 

Lai A.C. (2002) “Specific learning Disabilities in Hong Kong Chinese Children”, Equal Opportunities Commission Newsletter, March. 

Lai A.C. (2002). “Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders in Chinese Children”, Proceedings for the 3rd National Conference for Children with Special Needs for Parents and Professionals. p.7. Guangzhou. 22-24 March.

Lai A.C. (2002). “Enhancing Learning Outcomes for Students with Learning Differences”, paper presented at the Joint-school Development Conference for Primary Schools, Hong Kong Education Department, 11 November, Hong Kong. 

Lai A.C. (2002). “Dyslexia in Higher Education: Evaluation of Needs and Provision of Support”, paper presented in 2002 Excellent Teaching and Learning Sharing Sessions for Teaching Staff on Campus. Education Development Centre, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 5 November. 

Lai A.C. (2002). “Chinese children with Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder and Comorbidity”, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference for Children with Special Needs”, pp. 29-32. Guangzhou, China. 

Lai A.C. (2001). “The effects of parenting stress on attention problems and disruptive behaviour for children with learning difficulties,” Proceedings of the International Conference of NHS, Hong Kong. p. 29. 

Lai A.C. (2000). “A Study of Semantic Processing Impairment for Hong Kong Cantonese Speaking Dyslexic Children”, British Dyslexia Association Annual Conference, York University, UK. 

Lai A.C. (2000). “Dynamic assessment methods and treatment approaches for children with learning disabilities,” paper presented at The British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies, 28th Annual Conference and Workshops, Institute of Education, London, 19-22 July. 

Lai A.C. (2000). “Assessment methods and treatment approaches for children with learning disabilities,” paper presented in June 2000 meeting, Dyslexia Association (Hong Kong), June 20, 2000. 

Lai A.C. (2000). “Hyperactivity studies in Hong Kong, China and UK,” The 1st International Conference in Children with Special Needs, Guangzhou, March. 

Lai A.C. (2000). “The Validity of Dynamic Assessment Methods for Children with Developmental Dyslexia”, paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Hong Kong Society of Child Neurology and Developmental Paediatrics, 19 June. 

Lai A.C. (2000). “ ‘Dyslexia’ in Hong Kong Primary School Children,” paper presented in the open seminars of the Manulife Centre for Children with Specific Learning Disabilities, April, August and December 1999 and April 2000. 

Lai A.C. (2000). “Cantonese Developmental Deep Dyslexia: A Case Study with Semantic Processing Impairment”, paper presented at the 2000 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Hong Kong Society of Child Neurology and Developmental Paediatrics, 10 December. 

Lai A.C. et al. (2000). “Character Recognition in Chinese Developmental Dyslexia: A Semantic Processing Impairment,” The Hong Kong Society of Child Neurology & Developmental Paediatrics Annual Proceedings, December, pp. 25-26. 

Lai A.C. (2000). “Coping Behaviour in Parents of Childhood with Leukaemia; Nanfang 
(2000) Developmental Deep Dyslexia in Cantonese: A Case Study”, paper presented at the International Conference on Brain, Language and Dyslexia, December, Beijing Normal University. 

Lai A.C. (2000). “The Effects of Parenting Stress on Attention Problems and Disruptive Behaviour for Children with Learning Difficulties,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Sciences – Education and Practice, p. 29. 

Lai A.C. (1999). “Anxiety and Self-Concept in Hong Kong Primary School Children with Learning Disabilities: A Comparative Study with NLD Children”, paper presented at the First Asia Pacific Region Conference on Woman and Child Health, May 4-7, 1999, Guangzhou Maternity and Children’s Hospital, China. 

Lai A.C. (1999). “Developmental Deep Dyslexia in Hong Kong Cantonese-Speaking Chinese Children: Case Studies Approach”, paper presented at the International Conference on Multilingualism and Dyslexia, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, Manchester, England, 17-19 June 1999. 

Lai A.C. (1999). “Dynamic Approaches for Children with ADD and LD/SLD”, paper presented at the First Asia Pacific Region Conference on Woman and Child Health, 4-7 May 1999. The Guangdong Maternal and Child Health Association, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. 

Lai A.C. & Dorcas Allen (1999). “Learning Styles and Personality Factors in Implementing Problem-Based Learning (PBL) for Hong Kong Chinese Postgraduate Students,” Proceedings of the 5th International PBL Conference, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada, 7-10 July. 

Lai A.C. & Dorcas A (1999). “The Implementation and Evaluation of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) in Postgraduate Studies in Health Care,” Proceedings from the 1st Asia-Pacific Conference on Problem-Based Learning, 9-11 December.. pp. 47-48. 

Lai A.C. (1999). “Stress and coping in Hong Kong school teachers,” paper presented in 1999 Annual Conference of Hong Teachers Association, Dec 1999. 

Lai A.C. & Lau V. (1998).“Learning Strategies in Children with Down’s Syndrome and with Mental Retardation,” Proceedings of the International Conference on the Application of Psychology to the Quality of Learning and Teaching, Hong Kong, p. 15. 

Lai A.C. (1998). “The Application of Psychology to Develop Problem-Based Learning in Post-Graduate Studies in Health Care,” Proceedings of the International Conference on the Application of Psychology to the Quality of Learning and Teaching, Hong Kong, p. 23. 

Lai A.C. (1998). “Anxieties Produced by Low Self-Esteem in Primary School Students with Dyslexia”, Proceedings of the First International Conference of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, p. 151. 

Lai A.C. & Lam, S. (1998). “Conceptions of Cancer and the Stress Experienced by Children with Cancer Receiving Treatment During Hospitalisation,” Proceedings of the First International Conference of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, p. 227. 

Lai A.C., Dyson L. & Tsui, M. (1998). “Cross-cultural Study of ADHD; Professionals’ Assessments Based on Video Presentations”, Proceedings of the 24th International Congress of Applied Psychology, USA. 

Lai A.C., Alban-Metcalfe J. & Tsui M. (1998), “Cross-cultural Study of ADHD; Specific Behavioural Symptoms and Co-Morbidity,” Proceedings of the 24th International Congress of Applied Psychology, USA, p. 7. 

Lai A.C., Alban-Metcalfe, J. (1998). “Current Approaches to ADHD in China; Comparison with DSM-IV and ICD-10”, Proceedings of the 24th International Congress of Applied Psychology, USA, p. 12. 

Lai A.C., Alban-Metcalfe J., Dyson L. & Tsui M. (1998). “Cross-cultural Studies of ADHD in Children”, Proceedings of the 24th International Congress of Applied Psychology, USA, p. 67. 

Lai A.C. (1998). “Development of a Local Case Bank on Working with Children with Special Needs: A Compendium of Hong Kong Cases”, presented at the Education Development Unit, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, p. 92. 

Lai A.C. (1998). “QTL 98 Excellent Teaching Statement,” Proceedings of Quality in Teaching & Learning – A Celebration of Best Practices in Hong Kong Higher Education, First Conference to Promote Teaching and Learning, organised by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University under the auspices of the UGC and Higher Education Institutions in Hong Kong, pp. 1-2. 

Lai A.C. (1998), “Chinese Personality Characteristics and Learning Outcomes in PBL Approach,” paper presented in a Hong Kong UGC PBL projects presentation, Hong Kong University, 11 December. 

Lai A.C. (1997). “Language Skills in Hong Kong Primary School Students with Dyslexia and its Treatment: Impact of a Summer Camp Experience”, Proceedings of the Hong Kong Educational Research Association, 14th Annual Conference, p. 44. 

Lai A.C. (1997). “The Current Development of Psychological Educational and Rehabilitation Services in Hong Kong for Children with Special Needs”, Proceedings of the First SE Asia Regional Conference of Maternity and Child Health Care, pp. 45-48. 

Lai A.C. (1997), “Children with Hyperactivity, Studies in China: A Critical Review,” Proceedings of the Second International Conference of Chinese Psychologists, p. 104. 

Lai A.C. & Lam S. (1997), “Conceptions of Illness and Hospital Behaviour in Children with Cancer: A Case Study Approach,” Proceedings of the Second International Conference of Chinese Psychologists, p. 31. 

Lai A.C. & Lau V. (1997). “Symmetrical Learning Strategies in Hong Kong Cantonese-Speaking Children with Mental Retardation and Down’s Syndrome,” Proceedings of the Second International Conference of Chinese Psychologists, p. 105. 

Lai A.C. & Lau, V. (1997). “A Comparative Study of Symmetrical Learning Behaviour in Children with Down’s Syndrome, Mental Retardation and Normal Children”, poster presentation at the fifth European Congress of Psychology, Dublin, Ireland. 

Lai A.C. & Lam S. (1997). “Conceptions of Illness and Behavioural Responses in Children Receiving Treatment for Cancer”, poster presentation at the fifth European Congress of Psychology, Dublin, Ireland. 

Lai A.C. (1996). “Family Socialisation and Children’s Moral Development”, Proceedings of the OMEP-Hong Kong Conference, Hong Kong. 

Lai A.C. & Lau W.Y. (1996). “A study on the symmetrical and monatomic learning behaviour of Down’s Syndrome and other handicapped children in the Chinese context”, Proceedings of the 13th Annual Conference of the Hong Kong Educational Research Association, p. 54. 

Lai A.C. (1996), “Handicapped children’s play behaviour in normal nurseries,” Proceedings of the 13th Annual Conference of the Hong Kong Educational Research Association, pp. 41-42. 

Lai A. C., Wang W.Z. & Zhang Z. X. (1996). “Children’s social competence and parents’ child-rearing style: a cross-cultural study”, Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Quality Early Education for Quality Childhood, p. 57. 

Lai A.C. & Dyson L. (1996). “Perceptions of hyperactivity by professionals in Hong Kong, China, and Canada”, paper presented at the XXVI International Congress of Psychology, 16-21 August, Montreal, Canada. 

Lai A.C. (1995). “Coping Strategies in Families with Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Children in Guangzhou: HBV and Healthy Groups Comparison”, paper presented at the APECA Hong Kong International Conference, 19-20 May, City University of Hong Kong. 

Lai, A.C. (1994), “A study of the measurement of social support in families with hepatitis B virus (HBV) children”, Proceedings of the 1st Asian Nursing Research Conference, Hong Kong. pp. 34. 

Lai A.C. (1994). “A review study of parental stress and child development”, paper presented at the 2nd International Conference in Early Childhood Education, Hong Kong University. 

Lai A.C. (1994). “The causal analysis of parental stress, social supports parenting and child competence in Chinese contexts”, Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference, Hong Kong Educational Research Association, City Polytechnic of Hong Kong. 

Lai A.C. (1992), “Parental attitude change toward hepatitis B child carriers through focus groups in Guangzhou pre-school settings,” Proceedings of the APECA 1992 International Conference on Counselling in the Nineties: Facing the Challenges Ahead. 

Lai A.C. (1992). “A psychological perspective of hepatitis B children’s development in Guangzhou, China”, Proceedings of the First International Conference on Early Childhood Education and Care, Hong Kong. 

Lai A.C. & Keltner, A. (1992). “A comparison of parental stress of hepatitis B child carriers and non-carriers”, Proceedings of the First Asia Conference in Psychology, Singapore University, Singapore. 

Lai A.C. & Pang B. (1992). “Teaching retarded pre-schoolers to imitate the free-play behaviour of non-retarded classmates: trained and generalized effects”, paper presented at the Hong Kong Educational Research Association 9th Annual Conference – Toward Effective Education, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong. 

Lai A.C. (1991). “Implications of Hepatitis B for special educators in Guangzhou”, Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Mental Retardation – The Way Ahead, Hong Kong. 

Lai A.C. (1991). “A study of social interaction between retarded and non-retarded children in pre-school integrated settings”, Proceedings of the HKERA 8th Annual Conference, Hong Kong. 

Lai A.C. (1991). “A study of integration programmes to integrate retarded and non-retarded children in Hong Kong pre-school settings”, paper presented at the Annual Conference of Hong Kong Educational Research, Hong Kong Teachers’ Association. 

Lai A.C. (1989). “Curricula design for pre-school young children – from theory to practice”, paper presented at the Hong Kong Teachers Association 1989-1990 Annual Conference. 

Lai A.C. (1989). “Using normal teaching methods and curricula design for disabled children in pre-school integrated settings”, paper presented at the 25th Symposium on Working with Young Handicapped Children – The Way Ahead, Heep Hong Society for Handicapped Children, Hong Kong. 

Lai A.C. (1988). “Curriculum evaluation in pre-school day care centres”, paper presented at the Annual Conference of Hong Kong Young Children – Sharing our Experiences, Hong Kong University.