As an international expert on disability, Dr. Hong works with educators and government agencies worldwide in the areas of teaching and learning from the cognitive science perspective.

Her research and practices target areas of reading, writing, handwriting, and spelling at all levels. She also coaches students on how to develop skills of self-determination, including self-advocacy, self-awareness, and self-regulation, so students learn to take charge of their own lives in a meaningful way.


Myths of Learning. Chair of International Conference on Teaching Learning Innovation & Educational Technology. Singapore, July 27-29, 2018.

College Tutor and Academic Advisor Understanding in Working with Students Identified as Learning Disabled,” Oxford University Education Research Symposium, Oxford, UK, Dec 7-9, 2016.

Have Technology and Multitasking Changed the Way We Learn? Workshop at the World Congress on Education, Sept 2-4. 2013, London, UK. BEST WORKSHOP AWARD.

Multitasking in the 21st Century: Is it Helping or Hurting kids? Ireland International Conference on Education, Dublin, Ireland, 16-18 April 2012.

Faculty Attitudes & Knowledge Toward Promoting Self-Determination & Self-Directed Learning for College Students with & without Disabilities. The Clute Institute for International College Teaching & Learning, Las Vegas, NV, October 2010. AWARDED BEST PAPER.

How to Reach Students with Learning Difficulties: Is It What You Teach or How You Teach?” 17th International Conference on Learning, Hong Kong, July 2010.

Impact of Faculty Value of Teaching on Undergraduate Engineering Student Learning Outcome. World Universities Forum, Davos, Switzerland, January 2010.

Do You Have What It Takes to be a Special Educator? Exploring Teacher Dispositions and the Effects on Students with Disabilities.” 16th International Conference on Learning, University of Barcelona, Spain, July 2009.

Leaders Exerting Pressure for Positive Change: Leverage for Educational Leadership Reform. 9th International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, & Change in Organization, Northeastern University, Boston MA, June 2009.

International Association of Intercultural Communication Studies, Harbin, China, April 2007.