Faculty > HyeKyeung Seung, Ph.D.
Department of Human Communication Studies
Dr. HyeKyeung Seung is professor of the Communicative Disorders Program in the Department of Human Communication Studies at Cal State Fullerton. She received her doctorate in Communicative Disorders at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to coming to CSUF, she taught at the University of Texas-El Paso and University of Florida. She developed a deep interest in the communication development of children with autism during her clinical fellowship at the Autism and Developmental Disabilities clinic at Yale University. Dr. Seung is a member of the American Speech, Hearing, and Language Association, Society for Research in Child Development, International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities, and International Society of Autism Research. She has published her research in such prestigious journals as the Journal of Speech, Hearing, and Language Research, Applied Psycholinguistics, the Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, Applied Psycholinguistics, the Journal of Intellectual Disability Research.
Dr. Seung’s research interests include: (1) determining how best to help nonverbal children with autism to develop verbal communication skills, (2) exploring the role of language in understanding other people’s perspective (theory of mind) by high functioning children with autism, and (3) examining how to empower parents who have children with autism.
Since June 2007, she has hosted a monthly parent support group with Korean-American mothers who have children with autism. She also serves as an advisory board member for the Korean Special Education Center in Anaheim, Calif.