University of Nottingham Malaysia
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

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Tze Peng Wong

Associate Professor, Director of Teaching & Learning, Faculty of Social Sciences



Tze Peng is currently Associate Professor in Special and Inclusive Education. Originally trained as a speech-language therapist, she is passionate about supporting children with special educational needs in the classroom and family-centred interventions, through evidence-based intervention strategies. Her research interests are:

  • Literacy acquisition in bi/multilingual contexts
  • Early language and family-centred intervention
  • Child language acquisition and disorders, especially developmental pragmatics and early pragmatic difficulties
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Inclusive education



  • PGCHE, University of Nottingham
  • PhD in Speech and Language Sciences, University of Canterbury
  • B. Speech Sciences (First Class Hons), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Recent Awards:

  • 2021 Lord Dearing (Awarded by the University of Nottingham)
  • 2021 Lecturer of the Year (Awarded by the School of Education)
  • 2021 Service Award (Awarded by the Malaysian Association of Speech, Language and Hearing)
  • 2020 The Best Award in Educational Technology and Pedagogy, Gold Medal in Invention and Innovation - The Story of Khamdy (Malaysia Technology Expo: 19th International Expo on Inventions and Innovations)
  • 2020 International Award of Merit - The Story of Khamdy (Malaysia-Croatia Technology Exchange)

Teaching Summary


  • Communication and Literacy
  • Debating Special and Inclusive Education


  • Literacy in School and Society
  • Teaching Reading and Writing

In the past, I had convened these modules

  • Researching Special and Inclusive Education (MA)
  • Phonetics and Phonology for Language Teaching
  • Language as a Learning Tool
  • Learning Strategies
  • Learning difficulties: Supporting Children, Young People and Their Family
  • Supporting Students with Sensory and Physical Disabilities
  • Critical Issues in Special Needs
  • School Experience
  • Child Language Development
  • Language Disorders
  • Spoken and Written Language Disorders in Education

Research Summary

  • Wong, TP., Borrie, S.A., de Vries, M., Low, HM., Joginder Singh, S. & L., KW. Building and validating a conversational entrainment methodology to objectively quantify and diagnose sources of social-communication deficits in children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Fundamental Research Grant Scheme, Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia. Grant period: Nov 2020 - Oct 2023.
  • Estudillo, A., Mohamad, M., Yusoff, A.M., Wong, TP., Mennie, N.R., Orza, J.G. Understanding the difficulties in solving single-digit multiplications in Malaysia. A neuro-educational approach. Fundamental Research Grant Scheme, Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia. Grant period: Sep 2019 - Aug 2022.

More information about my research interest:

Recent Publications

Past Research

  • Wong, TP. and Szabo, C. Factors affecting university participation and inclusion among students from protected groups. Sphere Fund, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Hub, University of Nottingham. Grant period: Feb 2020 - August 2020
  • Wong, TP. Policy brief: Reforming inclusive practices for children with disabilities in ASEAN schools. Asia Research Institute Policy Brief, Asia Research Institute, University Of Nottingham. Grant period: Jan 2020 - March 2020.​​​​​​
  • Low, HM., Lee, LW, Che Ahmad, A., Wong, TP., Makesavanh, S. Development of an online teacher training module for teachers in the Lao People's Democratic Republic to facilitate social communication of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in schools (English-Lao bilingual version). The HEAD Foundation, Singapore. Grant period: 2018 - 2019
  • Powell, D., Wong, TP., Pye, R. & Subramaniam, G. Cross-linguistic influences in the development of literacy in Malay-English bilingual children: A longitudinal study. Pump priming scheme of the Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism, University of Reading.
  • Wong, TP., Mayor, J. and Low H. M. Developing an ecological model of early language intervention for autism within the Malay cultural and linguistic context in Malaysia. Fundamental Research Grant Scheme, Malaysian Ministry of Education.
  • Mayor, J., Wong, TP. and Low, HM. Building an integrative model of early word learning via a dual approach; computational modeling and tablet-based experiments. Fundamental Research Grant Scheme, Malaysian Ministry of Education.
  • Mayor, J., Low, HM., Wong, TP. and Maul, T. E-Baby Language Assessment: Development and application of an innovative mobile and tablet-based formal language assessment tool to detect language delay in young children. eScienceFund, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.
  • Wong, TP. & Powell, D. (Co-investigator). Analysis of cross-language transfer in early literacy acquisition among bilingual Malay-English speaking children in Malaysia. Newton-Ungku Omar Mobility Grant; Newton Fund. (Mar 2016 - June 2017)
  • Bush, T., Bailey, L., Dearden, J., Emerson, Anne, Nomanbhoy, A. and Wong, TP. Development of a regional synthesis report on case study on inclusive schools in Asia-Pacific and an evidence-based regional policy brief on inclusive pedagogy. UNESCO, Bangkok. 2015.

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