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Pei-Fang Hung

Pei-Fang Hung, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an Associate Professor and the Department Chair in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at California State University, Long Beach. Her research interests are aphasia management, neurogenic cognitive-communication disorders, and language impairments related to early dementia. She is a trilingual speech-language pathologist who holds certificates and licenses in both the U.S. and Taiwan. She has extensive clinical experience working with people with neurogenic speech and language disorders.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Communication Disorders and Sciences, University of Oregon
  • M.S. in Communication Disorders and Sciences, University of Oregon
  • B.S. in Rehabilitation Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University (Taiwan)

Professional Areas of Expertise

  • Aphasia assessment and intervention
  • Neurogenic cognitive-communication disorders
  • Language changes related to normal aging and early dementia

Courses Often Taught

  • SLP 661 Seminar in Cognitive-Communication Disorders after Acquired Brain Injury
  • SLP 665 Seminar in Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Language Disorders
  • SLP 668 Seminar in Dysphagia
  • SLP 670 Clinical Internship in Speech-Language Pathology

Selected Publications

  • Hung, P-F., & Sun, L. (2022). Semantic processing and word finding difficulty across the lifespan: A practical guide for speech-language pathologists (1st ed.). Plural Publishing. https://www.pluralpublishing.com/publications/semantic-processing-and-wo...

  • Brock, K. & Hung, P-F. (2020). The effects of digital symbol format on the naming, identification, and sentence production incorporating verbs for individuals with aphasia. Aphasiology. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/02687038.2020.1734528

  • Hung, P-F. & Ostergren, J. (2019). A comparison of drawing and writing on facilitating word retrieval in individuals with aphasia. Aphasiology, 13(12), 1462-1481. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/02687038.2019.1602861

  • Hung, P-F. (2019). Health and Safety. In J. Ostergren (Ed.), Speech-Language Pathology Assistants: A Resource Manual (pp. 171-191). (2nd ed.). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing Inc.

  • Lowell, S., Vigil, D., Abdelaziz, M., Edmonds, K., Guiberson, M., Hamilton, A., Hung, P-F., Lee-Wilkerson, D., Miller, C., Rivera Perez, J., Ramkissoon, I., & Scott, D. (2018). Career and service delivery influences of cultural and linguistic diversity backgrounds: Qualitative experiences of ASHA affiliated professionals. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Group, 13 (2), 30-39. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1044/persp3.SIG14.30  

  • Sun, L. & Hung, P-F. (2018). School-based speech-language pathologists’ clinical decision-making process in the State of California. Journal of Speech Pathology and Therapy, 3(2). https://doi.org/10.4172/2472-5005.1000133

  • Marshall, J. (2018). Disorders of sentence processing in aphasia. (P-F. Hung Trans.). In I. Papathamasiou & P. Coppens (Ed.), Aphasia and related neurogenic communication disorders (pp. 37-62). (2nd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

  • Potagas, C. Kasselimis, D., & Evdokimidis, I. (2018). Elements of Neurology Essential for understanding the aphasias. (P-F. Hung Trans.). In I. Papathamasiou & P. Coppens (Ed.), Aphasia and related neurogenic communication disorders (pp. 37-62). (2nd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

  • Code, C. (2018). Significant Landmarks in the history of aphasia and its therapy. (P-F. Hung Trans.). In I. Papathamasiou & P. Coppens (Ed.), Aphasia and related neurogenic communication disorders (pp. 15-36). (2nd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

  • Hung, P-F. (2014). Health and Safety. In J. Ostergren (Ed.), Speech-Language Pathology Assistants: A Resource Manual (pp. 171-191). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing Inc.

  • Hung, P-F. & Nippold, M. (2014). Idiom understanding in adulthood: Examining age-related differences. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics. 28(3), 208-221. https://doi.org/10.3109/02699206.2013.850117