我們的技術解決方案以實證為本,以預測、診斷和治療語言及學習問題為中心。  

 

言語治療

將於2018-2019年度開始

大量科學研究均指出聽覺、語言和讀寫能力三者關係密切。我們的治療方案建基於臨床研究。我們的研究結果顯示,結合了聽覺、認知和語言的訓練,能有效改善兒童和成人的整體語言能力和溝通能力。我們從臨床研究中發現了一些科學原則,這些原則是我們的治療技術方案的基礎: 

 

Ingvalson, E., Dhar, S., Wong, P. C. M., Liu, H. (2015). Working Memory Training To Improve Speech Perception in Noise across Languages. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 137(6), 3477-3486. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4921601. PMCID: PMC4474942.

Ingvalson, E. M., Young, N., Wong, P. C. M. (2014). Auditory-Cognitive Training Improves Language Performance in Prelingually Deafened Cochlear Implant Recipients. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology,78(10), 1624-31. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2014.07.009. PMCID: PMC4162809.

 

預測

語言發展是由大腦的神經硬件所支持。過去十多年,我們成功為不同群體的語言發展辨認了特定的神經標記。我們現正積極研發非侵入性、成本更低,效能更大的技術解決方案,以期準確預測語言發展和學習的成果。這樣,我們將可於語言問題浮現之前,提供預防性的治療。  

 

Feng, G., Ingvalson, E. M., Grieco-Calub, T. M., Roberts, M. Y., Ryan, M. E., Birmingham, P., Burrowes, D., Young, N., & Wong, P. C. M. (2018). Neural Preservation Underlies Speech Improvement from Auditory Deprivation in Young Cochlear Implant Recipients. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115(5), E1022-E1031. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1717603115. PMCID: PMC5798370

Sheppard, J. P., Wang, J. P., & Wong, P. C. M. (2012). Large-Scale Cortical Network Properties Predict Future Sound-To-Word Learning Success. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24(5), 1087-1103. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1162/jocn_a_00210. PMCID: PMC3736731.

Wong, P. C. M., & Ettlinger, M. (2011). Predictors of Spoken Language Learning. Journal of Communication Disorders, 44(5), 564-567. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcomdis.2011.04.003. PMCID: PMC3162122.

Wong, F. C. K., Chandrasekaran, B., Garibaldi, K., & Wong, P. C. M. (2011). White Matter Anisotropy in the Ventral Language Pathway Predicts Sound-to-word Learning Success. Journal of Neuroscience, 31(24), 8780-8785. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0999-11.2011. PMCID: PMC3142920.

Wong, P. C. M., Warrier, C. M., Penhune, V. B., Roy, A. K., Sadehh, A., Parrish, T. B., & Zatorre, R. J. (2008). Volume of Left Heschl’s Gyrus and Linguistic Pitch Learning. Cerebral Cortex, 18, 828-836. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhm115. PMCID: PMC2805072.