Dr. Hao Assists NCCU in Establishing Relationships with China

We are proud to announce one of Talk and Total’s own staff members, Dr. Grace Hao, has assisted in establishing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between North Carolina Central University and China’s Beijing Language and Culture University. The MOU builds a partnership between the two universities, with the purpose of creating a Bilingual Speech–Language Pathologist training program.
The goal of the MOU, conducted through NCCU’s School of Education, is summarized in this statement from the official NCCU press release:

The program . . . is a collaboration with both universities that would primarily focus on student and faculty exchanges, joint research and educational training programs, and research contracts. Other areas of collaboration will include a dual degree program, as well as enterprise and entrepreneurial activity.

NCCU’s School of Education Program Director, Sheila Bridges-Bond, had this to say about Dr. Hao:

Dr. Grace Hao . . . has played a critical role in the establishment of the profession of speech-language pathology in China and NCCU’s partnership with the Beijing Language and Culture University.

The Beijing Language and Culture University is one of the only universities in China to offer a degree in Communication Disorders, and recently established a Research Institute for Brain Development and Communication Disorders.

Further Reading

Read the official NCCU press release.
Learn more about NCCU’s School of Education.
Learn more about China’s  Beijing Language and Culture University.