What Leaders In The Field Are Saying About the Center
"This program thoughtfully brings together cutting edge partners that together will create a high-caliber, hands-on environment for learning. Those that complete the program will be sought after by many school systems for leadership positions in special education."
- Kim Lewis, EdD
Selection of Recent Center Faculty Publications
Goldberg, M. C., Spinelli S., Joel S., Pekar J. J., Denckla M. B., & Mostofsky S. H. (2011). Children with high functioning autism show increased prefrontal and temporal cortex activity during error monitoring. Developmental cognitive neuroscience. 1(1), 47-56.
Greenwood, C. R., Buzhardt, J., Walker, D., McCune, L., Howard, W. J. (2013). Advancing the construct validity of the Early Communication Indicator (ECI) for infants and toddlers: Equivalence of growth trajectories across two early head start samples. Early Childhood Research Quarterly. 28(4), 743-758.
Greenwood, C. R., Walker, D., Buzhardt, J., Howard, W. J., McCune, L., Anderson, R. A. 2013). Evidence of a continuum in foundational expressive communication skills. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 28, 540-554.
Chan, C. S., Rhodes, J. E., Howard, W. J., Lowe, S. R., Schwartz, S. E. O., & Herrera, C. (2013). Pathways of influence in school-based mentoring: The mediating role of parent and teacher relationships. Journal of School Psychology. doi: 10.1016/j.jsp.2012.10.001
Howard, W. J. (2012). Using principal component Analysis (PCA) to obtain auxiliary variables for missing data in large data sets (Dissertation). University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.
Okech, D., Howard, W. J., Mauldin, T., Mimura, Y., Kim, J. (2012). The Effects of Economic Pressure on the Resilience and Strengths of Individuals Living in Extreme Poverty. Journal of Poverty, 16(4), 429-446.
Okech, D., Howard, W. J., & Kim, J. (2012). Efficacy and agency among poor families with and without children. Child & Family Social Work, 17(2), 1-12.
Jacobson, L.A., & Mahone, E.M. (2012). Educational implications of executive dysfunction. In S. Hunter & E. Sparrow (eds.), Executive Function and Dysfunction: Identification, Assessment, and Treatment (pp. 232-246). New York: Cambridge University Press.
Jacobson, L.A., Murphy-Bowman, S.C., Pritchard, A. E., Tart-Zelvin, A., Zabel, T.A., & Mahone, E.M. (2012). Factor structure of a sluggish cognitive tempo scale in clinically referred children. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 40, 1327-1337. DOI 10.1007/s10802-012-9643-6.
Jacobson, L. A., Ryan M., Martin R. B., Ewen J., Mostofsky S. H., Denckla M. B., et al. (2011). Working memory influences processing speed and reading fluency in ADHD. Child neuropsychology : a journal on normal and abnormal development in childhood and adolescence. 17(3), 209-24.
Jacobson, L.A., Tarazi, R.A., McCurdy, M., Schultz, S., Levey, E., Mahone, E.M., & Zabel, T.A. (in press). The Kennedy Krieger Independence Scales-Spina Bifida Version (KKIS-SB): A measure of executive components of self-management in youth and young adults with spina bifida. Rehabilitation Psychology.
Lee, R.W.Y., Jacobson, L.A., Pritchard, A.E., Ryan, M., Yu, Q., Denckla, M.B., Mostofsky, S.H., & Mahone, E.M. (2012). Jitter reduces response time variability in ADHD: An ex-Gaussian analysis. Journal of Attention Disorders. DOI 10.1177/1087054712464269.
Lipkin P.H., Hyman S.L. Should all children be screened for autism spectrum disorders? Yes: merging science, policy, and practice. Am Fam Physician. 2011 Aug 15;84(4):361-7. No abstract available.
Papazoglou, A., Jacobson, L., & Zabel, T.A. (2013). More than intelligence: Distinct cognitive/behavioral clusters linked to adaptive function in children. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. doi:10.1017/S1355617712001191.
Pritchard, A.E., Jacobson, L.A., Nigro, C., & Mahone, E.M. (2012). The role of neuropsychological assessment in the functional outcomes of children with ADHD. Neuropsychology Review, 22, 45-68. DOI 10.1007/s11065-011-9185-7.
Rimrodt SL, Lipkin PH. Learning disabilities and school failure. Pediatr Rev. 2011 Aug;32(8):315-24. Review.
Schmidt, J. D., Drasgow, E., Halle, J., & Martin, C. (2014). Discrete-trial functional analysis and functional communication training for three individuals with autism with severe problem behavior. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 16 (1), 44-55.
Schmidt, J. D., Shanholtzer, A. S., Kahng, S., Scherbak, B., & Mezhoudi, N. (2014). A preliminary analysis of the use of a brief experimental analysis of academics for problem behavior maintained by escape from demands. Education and Treatment of Children, 37(2), 229-247.
Schmidt, J. D., Huete, J., Fodstad, J., Chin, M., & Kurtz, P. (2013). An Evaluation of the Aberrant Behavior Checklist for Children Under Age 5. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34 (4), 1190-1197.
Zabel, T.A., Jacobson, L., & Mahone, E.M. (in press). Hydrocephalus/Spina Bifida. In I.S. Baron, and C. Rey-Casserly (eds.). Pediatric Neuropsychology: Medical Advances and Lifespan Outcomes. New York: Oxford University Press.
Zablotsky, B., Boswell, K, & Smith, C. (2012). An evaluation of school involvement and satisfaction of parents of children with autism spectrum disorders. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 117 (4), 316-330.
Matson, P., Howard, W. J., Chung, S. (2014). Use of P-technique to examine the dynamic relationship among STD-associated feelings and perceptions in a cohort of adolescent females. Poster presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Society for Epidemiological Research, Seattle, Wash.
Stone, J., Howard, W. J., & D’Abundo M., L. (2013). A latent variable approach to attitudes and practices of health professionals serving persons with developmental disabilities. Poster presented at the 42nd annual meeting of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities, Washington, D.C.
Greenwood, C. R., Carta, J. J., Atwater, J., Howard, W. J., & McCune L. A. (2012). Program and dual language differences in preschool language and early literacy instruction and child outcomes. Poster presented at Head Start’s 11th National Research Conference, Washington, D.C.
Chan, C. S., Lowe, S. R., Howard, W. J., Schwartz, S. E. O., & Rhodes, J. E. (2012). Pathways of influence in school-based mentoring: The mediating role of parent and teacher relationships. Poster presented at the 14th biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
McCune A. L., Howard, W. J., Greenwood, C. R., Walker, D., Buzhardt, J., & Anderson, R. A. (2012). Dynamic relations within and between early communication key skill elements over time: Evidence of contiguous continuity in skill development. Poster presented at the Developmental Methodology Themed Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Tampa, Fl.
Hardesty, S., Zablotsky, B., & Van Stone, M. (2012). Facing the facts: Addressing problems with anti-bullying policies and surveillance systems in Maryland schools. Poster presented at the Association on University Centers on Disabilities Annual Meeting and Conference, Washington, D.C.
Van Stone, M., Jensby, E., & Majewski, K. (2012). An innovative approach to addressing the medical and legal needs of individuals with disabilities. Poster presented at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities Annual Meeting and Conference, Washington, D.C.
Van Stone, M., Naugle, P., & McIntyre, H. (2012). Analyzing the legal and practical implications of appropriate transition planning for children with autism spectrum diagnosis. Poster presented at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities Annual Meeting and Conference, Washington, D.C.
Howard, W. J. (Spring, 2014). Introduction to Biostatistics. Invited symposia lecture for the Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD.
Howard, W. J. (Spring, 2014). An alternative to the restrictive strategy in modern missing data procedures. Invited talk at the Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD.
Howard, W. J. & Little, T. D. (Spring, 2013). Use of principal components analysis to reap the benefits of the inclusive strategy in the presence of many possible auxiliary variables. Invited talk at the annual Modern Modeling Methods (M3) Conference, Storrs, CT.
Howard, W. J. (Spring, 2013). Missing data analysis. Invited talk at the bi-annual Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Data Management Core, Johns Hopkins University, Bayview, MD.
Howard, W. J. (Fall, 2012). Understanding missing data: An introduction to basic concepts. Invited talk at the bi-annual Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Data Management Core Seminar, Johns Hopkins University, Bayview, MD.