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Lei Sun

Lei Sun, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan. She completed her B.A. and M.A. in Taiwan before changing the career path to become a speech-language pathologist (SLP). Dr. Sun speaks Mandarin Chinese as her first language and English as a second language. Before joining CSULB in 2011, she was a school-based SLP, primarily working in preschools and elementary schools. Dr. Sun is passionate about developmental language disorder, language-based learning disability, and speech sound disorders.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Communication Disorders and Sciences, University of Oregon
  • M.S. in Communication Disorders and Sciences, University of Oregon
  • M.A. in Communication, Shih Hsin University (Taiwan)
  • B.A. in Political Science, National Taipei University (Taiwan)

Professional Areas of Expertise

  • Developmental language disorder
  • Language-based learning disability
  • Speech sound disorders

Courses Often Taught

  • SLP 456 - Introduction to Speech Sound Disorders
  • SLP 662 - Seminar in Language and Literacy Disorders in School-Age Children and Adolescents
  • SLP 663 - Seminar in Preschool Language Disorders and Speech Sound Disorders

Selected Publications

  • Hung, P-F., & Sun, L. (2021). Semantic Processing and Word Finding Difficulty Across the Lifespan: A Practical Guide for Speech-Language Pathologists. Plural Publishing. https://www.pluralpublishing.com/publications/semantic-processing-and-wo...

  • Sun, L. (2019). Speech sound remediation. In J. Ostergren. Speech-Language Pathology assistants: A resource manual (2nd ed., pp. 361-386). Plural Publishing. https://www.pluralpublishing.com/publications/speech-language-pathology-...

  • LaPointe, L., & Stierwalt, J. (2019). Pragmatics and discourse. (P-F. Hung & L. Sun Trans.). Aphasia and related neurogenic language disorders (5th ed., pp. 124-134). Thieme Medical Publishers Inc.

  • LaPointe, L., & Stierwalt, J. (2019). Syntax and linguistic-based approaches. (P-F. Hung & L. Sun Trans.). Aphasia and related neurogenic language disorders (5th ed., pp. 113-123). Thieme Medical Publishers Inc.

  • LaPointe, L., & Stierwalt, J. (2019). Acquired impairments of reading and writing. (P-F. Hung & L. Sun Trans.). Aphasia and related neurogenic language disorders (5th ed., pp. 100-112). Thieme Medical Publishers Inc.

  • Sun, L. (2014). Speech sound remediation. In J. Ostergren. Speech-Language Pathology assistants: A resource manual (pp.355-379). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

  • Sun, L., & Hung, P-F. (2018). School-based speech-language pathologists clinical decision-making processing the state of California. Journal of Speech Pathology & Therapy3(2). DOI: 10.4172/2472-5005.1000133 

  • Sun, L., & Wallach, G. (2014). Language Disorders Are Learning Disabilities: Challenges on the Divergent and Diverse Paths to Language Learning Disability. Topics in Language Disorders34(1), 25-38. doi: 10.1097/TLD.0000000000000005 

  • Sun, L., & Wallach, G. (2013).  Adolescent Literacy: Looking Beyond Core Language Learning Deficits. Perspectives on Language Learning and Education20(2), 57-66. https://doi.org/10.1044/lle20.2.57

  • Sun, L., & Nippold, M. (2012). Narrative writing in children and adolescents: Examining the literate lexicon. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools. 43, 2-13. https://doi.org/10.1044/0161-1461(2011/10-0099)

  • Nippold, M., & Sun, L. (2010). Expository writing in children and adolescents: A classroom assessment tool. Perspectives on Language Learning and Education17, 100-107. https://doi.org/10.1044/lle17.3.100

  • Nippold, M., & Sun, L. (2008). Knowledge of morphologically complex words: A developmental study of older children and young adolescents. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in School39, 365-373. https://doi.org/10.1044/0161-1461(2008/034)