Ph.D. Special Education, 2008, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
M.Ed. Special Education, 2003, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
B.Ed. Special Education, 2000, National Tainan Teachers College, Tainan, Taiwan
Communication skills, academic skills (reading and math), behavior problems, and cultural differences in individuals with autism spectrum disorders as well as transition support services and teacher preparation for these individuals.
Chiang, H.-M., Cheung, K., Hickson, L., Xiang, R., & Tsai, L. (2012). Predictive factors of participation in postsecondary education for high school leavers with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42(5), 685-696.
Chiang, H.-M. (2011). Expressive communication of children with autism: Differences between home and school environments. Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 4(supplement 1), S47.
Chiang, H. M. (2009). Naturalistic observations of elicited expressive communication of children with autism: An analysis of teacher instructions. Autism, 13, 165-178.
Chiang, H.-M. (2009). Differences between spontaneous and elicited expressive communication in children with autism. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 3(1), 214-222.
Chiang, H.-M. and Lin, Y.-H. (2008). Expressive communication of children with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38(3), 538-545.
Chiang, H.-M. and Carter, M. (2008). Spontaneity of communication in individuals with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38(4), 693-705.
Chiang, H.-M. (2008). Communicative spontaneity of children with autism: A preliminary analysis. Autism, 12(1), 9-21.
Chiang, H.-M. (2008). Expressive communication of children with autism: The use of challenging behavior. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 52(11), 966-972.
Chiang, H.-M. and Lin, Y.-H.(2007). Mathematical ability of students with Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism: A review of literature. Autism, 11(6), 547-556.
Chiang, H.-M. and Lin, Y.-H. (2007). Reading comprehension instruction for students with autism spectrum disorders: A review of the literature. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 22(4), 259-267.
Program Advisor & Program Co-coordinator, Intellectual Disability/Autism Program
Project Director, the Center for Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities
Project title: Predictive Factors of Participation in Employment for High School Leavers with Autism funded by OAR (http://www.researchautism.org/resources/newsletters/2011/January2012.asp )
HBSE 4000: Introduction to special education
Offered all terms. Enrollment limited to 25 students. Emphasis is placed on the identification of characteristics of individuals with disabilities and the impact of the characteristics on the learner and family members of the learner. The course is a study of the nature, psychosocial, and educational needs of individuals across the lifespan with physical, mental, emotional, or sensory impairments. Particular attention is placed on the way these special education programs fit, or should fit, into ongoing work in schools. Totally online versions of this course are available for non- HBSE majors in spring and summer A and B terms. Special fee: $25.
HBSE 4002: Instruction and curriculum for students with and without disabilities
Curriculum development and research-validated methods of instructing students with and without disabilities from early childhood through adolescence, including methods of teaching reading and mathematics and methods of enrichment and remediation. Materials fee: $10.
HBSE 4011: Education of persons with intellectual disability/autism
Curriculum development and research-validated methods of instructing students with intellectual disability/autism and other developmental disabilities from early childhood through adolescence across ability levels. Materials fee: $20.
Documents & Papers
Project title: A Saturday Enrichment Program for Chinese-American Children with Autism and Their Parents (We are currently recruiting participants. If interested, please contact Dr. Chiang email@example.com)
Download: SEP online announcement [PDF]
Centers and Projects
The Center for Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities confronts the challenges facing special education today through its commitment to the production of knowledge and professional expertise aimed at supporting the full inclusion of people with disabilities in society. The broad-based research, evaluation, and demonstration activities of the Center reflect an emphasis on empowering people with disabilities by increasing their capacity and opportunities for self-determination, reducing their vulnerability to victimization and abuse, and addressing the disability-related issues of culturally and ethnically diverse groups, including women and minorities. The Center encourages national and international partnerships aimed at strengthening the connection between research and policy.
Saturday Enrichment Program Online Announcement
A Saturday enrichment program is designed for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and their parents. This program offered by Teachers College, Columbia University and Chinese Christian Herald Crusades Autism Ministry aims to (a) improve communication skills, social skills, and adaptive behavior in Chinese-American children with ASDs, and (b) decrease
parental stress, increase parental confidence, and increase quality of life in Chinese-American parents of children with ASDs.
This program is composed of a child group and a parent group. These two groups will be held concurrently and each group session is 120-minutes in length. Children with ASDs will learn together with children with typical development in the child group. They will play games, sing songs, read stories, work on academic skills (reading, writing, math), practice communication and social skills, and creating mi work together. Parents of children with ASDs will learn topics relating to characteristics of children with ASDs, evidence-based intervention strategies, and educating a child with ASDs based on their interests. Parents of children with ASDs will have the opportunity to share their own stories about parenting a child with ASDs and to build relationships with other parents.
Chinese-American children with or without autism aged 6-11 years, speaking English or multilingual in English, Mandarin, 01' Cantonese are encouraged to apply for this FREE Saturday enrichment program. SEATS ARE LIMITED! We look forward to working with you.
Contact Information: Dr. Hsu-Min Chiang firstname.lastname@example.org; Phoeb Ho
Phoebe@cchc.org (212) 334-2033 ext. 20
Location: Chinese Christian Herald Crusades, 48 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002