Dr. Alice Cheng Lai

Dr. Alice Cheng Lai
Associate Professor, Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, SAR, China


Dr. Alice Cheng Lai was educated at National Taiwan Normal University (BA in Education), Michigan State University (MA in Educational Psychology) and Hong Kong University (PhD in Educational Psychology). She is a Chartered Psychologist in UK and a Registered Psychologist in Hong Kong. Dr. Lai is the Associate Professor in Applied Psychology and Director of Manulife Centre for Children with Specific Learning Disabilities in the Department of Applied Social Sciences; she is also the Director of the PolyU- Peking U Joint Centre for Child Development and Learning in Peking University, Beijing PRC.and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She has been conducting research into children with Chinese developmental dyslexia and specific learning disorder for more than 20 years in Hong Kong and Beijing PRC. Her areas of interest include identification and intervention of children at risk for school failure and dyslexia and other specific learning disorder and how dyslexia is best addressed in Chinese-speaking communities in China and other Chinese speaking communities around the world. She is the Chinese language representative of the World Dyslexia Forum held in Paris in 2010 and Brazil in 2014 provided on-line courses for the assessment and intervention for children with dyslexia and specific learning disorder. She is active in the local community in supporting families with children with learning difficulties. She was presented with the President?s Awards in 1997 for Achievement (Overall Achievement), in all 3 areas, of teaching, research, and community services and the Award of the Best Community Project for the Research on Psychological and Learning Difficulties for Non-Engaged Youth in Hong Kong and the Highest Growth Consultant Award in 2011 in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Research Interest

children with dyslexia and specific learning disorder