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Grech, Helen; Cheng, Li Rong Lilly – Journal of Educational Issues, 2016
The goal of this paper is to describe the current state, needs and values of migrants with a focus on relevant global issues and Malta as a case study. It also aims to review services offered to these migrants, identify aspects that require attention and draw up a framework that could be applied to enhance services to the culturally diverse…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel, Migrants
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Cheng, Li-Rong Lilly – Topics in Language Disorders, 2010
This article summarizes 4 topics contributed by the author over the last 30 years of "Topics in Language Disorders" that address the issues of immigration, migration, and refugees. The focus is on the historical perspectives on evolution of terminologies from limited English proficient to English language learner and English as a new language.…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Immigration, Limited English Speaking, Vocabulary
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Cheng, Li-Rong Lilly; Wallach, Geraldine P.; Reed, Vicki A. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2015
The purpose of this article is to share a multicultural experience that took place in Guangzhou, China. The authors of this article joined a group of speech-language pathologists and audiologists to provide a training program for teachers and special education teachers in Guangzhou. It is our hope that this life changing experience will spark…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Multicultural Education, Special Education Teachers, Training Methods
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Cheng, Li-Rong Lilly – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2009
Understanding the family systems and structures of our diverse populations is one of the most important tasks of professionals in education. Children learn from their family, school, and community. They learn from their experiences by observing, talking, and interacting with their environment. Parents play a pivotal role in the education of their…
Descriptors: Conflict, Disabilities, Educational Environment, Family Life
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Cheng, Li-Rong Lilly – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2007
Professionals in the field of special education are constantly being asked about efficacy and outcome-based practice. The tragic event that took place at Virginia Tech shocked the world. This article uses the Virginia Tech tragedy as a base to discuss the need for all professionals to develop cultural competence. Furthermore, it discusses the…
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Teacher Competencies, Communication Disorders, Early Intervention
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Cheng, Li-Rong Lilly – Topics in Language Disorders, 2004
Hyphenated identity is a term that references the multiple socially bound features that individuals use to think about themselves. This article examines cultural and linguistic considerations in the understanding of hyphenated identity and discusses the merit of the concept for clinical use in speech-language pathology. The sources used consist of…
Descriptors: Identification, Ethnicity, Race, Linguistics
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Cheng, Li-Rong Lilly – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2001
This article introduces diverse language and dialects of the Asian Pacific and describes their specific phonetic features. It also delineates the speech characteristics of the English spoken by those individuals whose English has been influenced by their local or native tongue. Clinical challenges in transcription and beyond are discussed.…
Descriptors: Adults, Asian American Students, Asian Americans, Children
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Cheng, Li-Rong Lilly – Journal of Children's Communication Development, 1997
Discusses the inappropriate referral of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students for speech-language therapy. Preassessment considerations that should be considered and the interrelatedness of culture, language, and communication as they impact on an individual learner's behavior are explained. Culturally appropriate assessment…
Descriptors: Children, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences
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Cheng, Li-Rong Lilly – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 1996
This article discusses "difficult discourse" or the psychological and sociological difficulties that arise in the conflict of language, ideology, and cultural identity occurring between students/families who are limited English proficient (LEP) and the American mainstream education system. A case example of a fifth-grade Asian student is provided…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Communication Problems, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences
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Cheng, Li-Rong Lilly – Topics in Language Disorders, 1996
Cross-cultural communicative competence requires more than learning the language; social cultural competence also is necessary. Challenges beyond semantics (word connotations), beyond phonology (significance of subtle pronunciation differences), beyond pragmatics (relating to cognitive style), and beyond translation (the cultural imperatives of…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Communication Skills, Communicative Competence (Languages), Cultural Context
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Cheng, Li-Rong Lilly – American Behavioral Scientist, 1990
Contends that accepting a paradigm shift by universities means learning to respect culturally diverse students and recognizing cognitive style differences. Argues for systematic change in colleges and universities to redefine themselves as culturally plural. Contends educators must develop cross-cultural communicative competence for effective…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cognitive Style, College Faculty, College Students
Cheng, Li-Rong Lilly – Journal of Childhood Communication Disorders, 1990
Ethnographic assessment is recommended in the language evaluation of Asian-Pacific American students. Procedures are outlined for collecting data representative of the student's repertoire; for determining how cultural, linguistic, and experiential factors affect student behavior; and for taking the perspective of the student as well as that of…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Communication Disorders, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences
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Cheng, Li-Rong Lilly – Topics in Language Disorders, 1989
The article presents general information on the history, cultures, and languages of the major Asian/Pacific immigrant and refugee groups. Knowledge required to become a cross-cultural communicator is outlined, including professional knowledge, skills, and attitudes; knowledge of cultures, languages, and discourse styles; and knowledge of family…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Communication Disorders, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences
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Cheng, Li-Rong Lilly – Topics in Language Disorders, 1989
Intervention planning for limited-English-proficient students calls for an experiential approach which compares and contrasts the students' home culture with mainstream United States culture. Methods are presented for incorporating student culture in intervention activities (building a multicultural calendar, studying folk tales) and for…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Communication Disorders, Cultural Activities, Elementary Secondary Education
Cheng, Li-Rong Lilly – 1998
This digest focuses on meeting the educational needs of recent Asian Pacific American (APA) immigrants. Newcomers usually have various levels of English proficiency, and many find school rules incomprehensible because they differ so widely from their previous experiences. In addition, American teachers expect children to be interactive, creative,…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, Communication Skills, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences
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