Tru Kwong


BA (Hons) (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
PhD (University of Alberta)

Office: EA3055


  • PSYC 2235 Life-Span Development
  • PSYC 3351 Topics in Child Development
  • PSYC 4901 Advanced Topics in Infancy and Childhood: Child Cognitive Development


  • Spelling Proficiency in Above Average Readers


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Kwong, T., Desjarlais, M., & Duffy, M. (2015). Aer Yuo Looking Cloesly?: Even Good Spellers are Impacted by Partial Cues Reading. Written Language and Literacy, 18(1), 82-103 (In Print).


Kwong, T., & Brachman, K. (2014, September 8). Strategy Choice Mediates the Link Between Auditory Processing and Spelling. PLoS ONE, 9(9) (In Print).


Varnhagen, C.K., McFall, G.P., Pugh, N., Routlege, L., Sumida-MacDonald, H., & Kwong, T.E. (2010). lol: New language and spelling in instant messaging. Reading and Writing, 23, 719-733 (In Print).


Kwong, T.E., & Varnhagen, C.K. (2005). Strategy development and learning to spell new words: Generalization of a process. Developmental Psychology, 41, 148-159 (In Print).


Kwong, T.E., & Nicoladis, E. (2005). Talk to me: Parental linguistic practices may hold the key to reducing incidence of language impairment and delay among multiple birth children. The Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, 29, 6-13 (In Print).


Varnhagen, C.K., Mansour, J., Greene, T., Kwong, T.E., Colter, J., Anderson, K., & Arkinson, B. (2004). Developing and implementing online information literacy tutorials in large undergraduate classes. Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications Proceedin, 2316-2322 (In Print).




Kwong, T.E., & Joseph, J.J. (2016, June 24). Raed Caerfully: Unexpectedly Poor Spellers are Prone to Partial Cue Reading. Presented at Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science (Ottawa, Ontario).


Joseph, J.J., & Kwong, T.E. (2016, April 30). (Un)expectedly Poor Spellers: Do Study Results Depend on the Measure. Presented at Banff Annual Seminar in Cognitive Science (Banff, Alberta).


Kwong, T., & Brachman, K. (2014, May 8). Believe Half You Hear: Correlations Between Auditory Processing and Spelling are Mitigated by Strategy Choice. Presented at Development 2014: A Canadian Conference on Developmental Psychology (Ottawa (Carleton University)).

Kwong, T., Desjarlais, M., & Duffy, M. (2013, June 7). Cna Yuo Raed Tihs? Partial Cue Reading and Spelling Ability. Presented at Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science (University of Calgary).


Kwong, T.E., & Duffy, M. (2012, July 10). Do You Hear What I Hear?: Are Differences in Auditory Processing and Strategy Use Related to Differences in Spelling Ability?. Presented at International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (Edmonton, Alberta).