Yi-Syuan Liu, PhD

Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Office Phone: (951)552-8153
E-mail: yliu@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Health Science Campus F73
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Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
PhD Communicative Disorders University of Kansas 2016
M.A. Communicative Disorders University of Kansas 2014
B.A. English/Linguistics National Taiwan Normal University 2010
  • Courses Taught

    Introduction to Communication Disorders (UG)
    Pediatric Language Disorders (Grad)

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Language development and language disorders
    Specific language impairments
    Interface of language and cognition development
    Bilingualism and second language acquisition
    Multicultural issues

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

    Catts, H.W., Nielsen, D., Bridges, M., & Liu, Y. (2016). Early identification of reading comprehension difficulties. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 49(5), 451-465.

    Catts, H. W., Nielsen, D. C., Bridges, M. S., Liu, Y., & Bontempo, D. E. (2015). Early identification of reading disabilities within an RTI framework. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 48(3), 281-297.

    PEER-REVIEWED PRESENTATIONS

    Liu, Y., & Liu. H.-M. (2016, November). Maternal linguistic characteristics for Taiwanese late talkers, late bloomers, and children with typical development. Poster to be presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

    Liu, Y., & Storkel, H. L. (2016, June). The use of sentence structure and pragmatic cues in unfamiliar verb learning: The case of Mandarin Chinese. Poster presented at the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders (SRCLD). Madison, Wisconsin.

    Liu, Y., & Language and Reading Research Consortium. (LARRC) (2014, June). The relation between two measures of story comprehension: responses to questions and retelling. Poster presented at the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders (SRCLD). Madison, Wisconsin.

    Nielsen, D. C., Catts, H.W., Bridges, M. S., & Liu, Y. (2013, December). Response to Narrative Instruction in Tier 2. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Literacy Research Association. Dallas, Texas.

    Catts, H.W., Nielsen, D. C., Bridges, M. S., & Liu, Y. (2013, July). Predicting reading comprehension in early school grades. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading. Hong Kong, China.

    Catts, H., Nielsen, D., Bridges, M., Liu, Y., & Bontempo, D. (2013, May). Early identification of reading disabilities within a RTI framework. Poster presented at the International Workshop on Reading and Developmental Dyslexia. San Sebastian, Spain.

    Catts, H.W., Bontempo, D., Nielsen, D. C., Bridges, M. S., & Liu, Y., &. (2012, July). Multi-step approach to screening for reading disabilities. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Society for the Scientific Study of reading, Montreal, Canada.

    Catts, H.W., Nielsen, D.C., Bridges, M.S., Liu, Y. & Bontempo, D. (2012, February). Early identification of dyslexia within a RTI framework. Poster presented at the Pacific Coast Research Conference, San Diego, California.

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Affiliations:
    American Speech-Language Hearing Association
    California American Speech-Language Association
    Taiwan Speech and Hearing Association

  • Interests & Hobbies

    I love going to all kinds of museums, aquariums, classical music performances. I love oceans and islands.

  • Personal Philosophy

    1John 4: 18 There is no fear in love: but perfect love casteth out fear, because fear hath punishment: and he that feareth is not made perfect in love.