Publications

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The following publications and presentations reflect our interest in the nature, assessment, and treatment of social impairments in childhood:

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2023 Peer-Reviewed Articles

2023 Scientific Conference Presentations

2022 Peer-Reviewed Articles

2022 Scientific Conference Presentations

2021 Peer-Reviewed Articles

2021 Scientific Conference Presentations

2020 Peer-Reviewed Articles

2020 Scientific Conference Presentations

2019 Peer-Reviewed Articles

2019 Scientific Conference Presentations

2018 Peer-Reviewed Articles

2018 Scientific Conference Presentations

2017 Peer-Reviewed Articles

2017 Scientific Conference Presentations

2016 Peer-Reviewed Articles

2016 Scientific Conference Presentations

2015 Peer-Reviewed Articles

2015 Scientific Conference Presentations

2014 Peer-Reviewed Articles

2014 Scientific Conference Presentations

2013 Peer-Reviewed Articles

2013 Scientific Conference Presentations

2012 Peer-Reviewed Articles

2012 Scientific Conference Presentations

2011 Peer-Reviewed Articles

2011 Scientific Conference Presentations

2010 Peer-Reviewed Articles

2010 Scientific Conference Presentations

2009 Peer-Reviewed Articles

2009 Scientific Conference Presentations

2008 Peer-Reviewed Articles

2008 Scientific Conference Presentations

2007 Peer-Reviewed Articles

2007 Scientific Conference Presentations

 

 

 

 


2023

 

2023 Peer-Reviewed Articles

Ingvalson, E.M., Perry, L.K., VanDam, M. & Grieco-Calub, T.M. (2023). Comparing Scores on the PPVT and ROWPVT in Preschoolers 1 with and without Hearing Loss. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, Advance Online Publication. doi: 10.1044/2023_AJSLP-22–00352 

McKown, C., Russo-Ponsaran, N.M., & Karls, A. (2023). Psychometric properties of a web-based assessment of student social and emotional competence for the late elementary grades. Social Development 32, 73–97. org/10.1111/sode.12641

2023 Other Publications

Russo-Ponsaran, N.M., Barrueco, S., & Winiarski, D. (2023, June). SEL assessment doesn’t translate. Language Magazine, online.

Davidson, D., Russo-Ponsaran, N.M., van Rest, M.M., & Scarpa, A. (2023). Editorial: Emotion processing in autism spectrum disorders. Frontiers in Psychology 14. org/10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1141824

 

2023 Scientific Conference Presentations

Karls, A., Wronski, M., Russo-Ponsaran, N.M., Van Valkenburg, S., & McKown, C. (2024, February). Specifying the invisible costs of SEL assessment. To be presented at the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) 2024 Annual Convention. New Orleans, LA.

McKown, C., Russo-Ponsaran, N.M., Wronski, M., & Karls, A. (2024, February). Social and emotional competence assessment in the middle school grades. To be presented at the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) 2024 Annual Convention. New Orleans, LA.

Russo-Ponsaran, N.M., Crowley, S.J., Van Valkenburg, S., Adams, J., Karls, A., Pollard, M., Rosenberg, R. (2023, November). Impact of early school start times on early elementary students’ sleep behavior. Oral presentation to be given at the 12th Biennial Pediatric Sleep Medicine Conference, Hilton Head Island, SC.

Sotelo-Martinez, D., Russo-Ponsaran, N.M., Wainer, A., Karls, A., & Barrueco, S. (2023, September). Qualitative examination of VESIP-Spanish (Virtual Environment for Social Information Processing-Spanish), a Spanish social reasoning assessment. Poster presentation at Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE), Arlington, VA.

Russo-Ponsaran, N., Karls, A., Sotelo Martinez, D., Wainer, A., & Barrueco, S. (2023, September). Partnering with the community to identify strategies for recruitment of Spanish-speaking students. Paper presented at Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE), Arlington, VA.

Russo-Ponsaran, N.M., & Barrueco, S. (2023, May). English learners: Methodological considerations. Panel discussion presented at the IES 2023 Annual Principal Investigators’ Meeting.

Cignatta, W.I., Yoder, N., McKown, C., & Ward-Roncalli, S. (2023, April). SEL assessment-program research practice partnership: Data-based decision-making to support social, emotional, and academic development. Paper presented at the 2023 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Grieco-Calub, T.M., Scott, J., & Bruno, R. (2023, March). Audiovisual Speech Cues Facilitate Children’s Recognition of Degraded Speech. Podium presentation at the 50th Annual Scientific and Technology Conference of the American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ.

Grieco-Calub, T.M., Ilyes, Y., Ward, K.M., & Clain, A.E. (2023, March). Children’s visual attention to talkers varies by hearing ability. Poster presented at the 50th Annual Scientific and Technology Conference of the American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ.

McKown, C.*, and Russo-Ponsaran, N.M.* (2023, February). SELweb MS: A web-based social-emotional assessment for middle schoolers​. Paper presented at the National Associate of School Psychologists 2023 Annual Convention. Denver, CO. *Co-presenting authors.

Grieco-Calub, T.M. (2023, February). The Role of Hearing in Development: Lessons from Science and Life. Invited Oral Presentation at the 46th Annual Midwinter Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology.

 

 

2022

 

2022 Peer-Reviewed Articles

Ward, K.M., & Grieco-Calub, T.M. (2022). Age and Hearing Ability Influence Selective Attention During Childhood. Ear and Hearing, 43(4):1125–1138.

 

2022 Other Publications

Russo-Ponsaran, N.M., Karls, A., & McKown, C. (2022). Chapter 8: Novel technology-based SEL assessments. In J. Burrus, M. Brenneman, & S. Rikoon (Eds.). Assessing competencies for social and emotional learning: Conceptualization, Development, and Applications.

 

2022 Scientific Conference Presentations

Grieco-Calub, T.M. (2022, July). Impacts of Face Masks and Social Distancing on Communication in School Settings. Recorded presentation for the ASHA Schools Connect 2022 Virtual Conference.

Grieco-Calub, T.M., Gordon, KR, Lowry, SL, & Cortez, DM. (2022, May). Effects of two-talker child speech on novel word learning in preschool-age children. Invited Oral Presentation at the 182nd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Denver, CO.

Summers, N., Karls, A., & Russo-Ponsaran, N.M. (2022, May). Emotional responses to simulated social situations in autistic and non-autistic youth. Poster session presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research 2022 Annual Meeting, Austin, TX.

Russo-Ponsaran, N., *Karls, A. & McKown, C. (2022, April). Novel technology-based SEL assessments. In Burrus. J. (Session chair), Assessing Competencies for Social and Emotional Learning: Conceptualization, Development, and Applications. Symposium session presented at the 2022 Annual Meeting for the American Education Research Association, San Diego, CA. *Presenting author.

Karls, A., Fogg, L. & Russo-Ponsaran, N.M. (2022, February). Comparison of Student Social Reasoning and Teacher-Reported Social Difficulties. Poster session presented at the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) 2022 Annual Convention, Boston, MA.

Grieco-Calub, T.M. & Bruno, R. (2022, February). Visual speech cues facilitate incremental processing of acoustically degraded speech. Poster presented at the 49th Annual Scientific and Technology Conference of the American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ.

 

 

2021

 

2021 Peer-Reviewed Articles

Grieco-Calub, T.M. (2021). COVID-19, face masks, and social interaction: how a global pandemic is shining a light on the importance of face-to-face communication. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups. 6(5), 1097–1105.

McKown, C., Kharitonova, M., Russo-Ponsaran, N.M., & Aksu-Dunya, B. (2021). Psychometric properties of a shortened form of SELweb EE, a web-based assessment of children’s social-emotional comprehension. Assessment. doi: 10.1177/10731911211046044.

Russo‐Ponsaran, N.M.McKown, C.Karls, A.Wu, I.Y.H. (2021). Psychometric properties of Virtual Environment for Social Information Processing, a social information processing simulation assessment for childrenSocial Development, 00, 1– 26https://doi.org/10.1111/sode.12512

Simeon, K.M. & Grieco-Calub, T.M. (2021). The impact of hearing experience on children’s use of phonological and semantic information during lexical access. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. https://doi.org/10.1044/2021_JSLHR-20–00547

 

2021 Scientific Conference Presentations

Wronski, M., Karls, A., Katsiaficas, D., Winiarski, D., Russo-Ponsaran, N., & McKown, C. (2021, September). Conducting focus groups to develop a middle school social-emotional learning assessment. In-the-pipeline poster presented at the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness Annual Conference.

McKown, C., Russo-Ponsaran, N., and Karls, A. (2021, September). Web-based assessment of social and emotional competence for the late elementary grades. Paper presented at the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness Annual Conference.

Russo-Ponsaran, N., Karls, A., & McKown, C. (2021, May). Preliminary investigation into the assessment of social information processing skills in Spanish-speaking English language learner students. Flash talk presented at the 2021 APS Virtual Convention.

McNair, M. L., Libsack, L.J., Mondejar, V., Mordekai, N., Russo-Ponsaran, N., Lerner, M.D. (2021, May). To be Good or to be Right: Effects of Social Problem Solving Competence and Congruency on Social Functioning in ASD. Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Virtual.

McNair, M., Mondejar, V., Mordekai, N., Russo-Ponsaran, N., & Lerner, M. (2021, April). Social Skills Challenges, Hurt Feelings, and Social Problem-Solving Goals in Children with ASD. Flash talk paper presented at the Society for Research on Child Development, Virtual.

 

2020

2020 Peer-Reviewed Articles

Avivi-Reich, M., Roberts, M.Y., & Grieco-Calub, T.M. (2020). Quantifying the effects of background speech babble on preschool children’s novel word learning in a multi-session paradigm: a preliminary study. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 63(1), 345–356. https://doi.org/10.1044/2019_JSLHR-H-19–0083

Fombonne E, Green Snyder L, Daniels A, Feliciano P, Chung W. (2020) Psychiatric and medical profiles of autistic adults in the SPARK cohort. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 50(10):3679–3698. doi: 10.1007/s10803-020–04414‑6

Fombonne E, Goin-Kochel RP, O’Roak BJ. (2020) Beliefs in vaccine as causes of autism among SPARK cohort caregivers. Vaccine, 38(7):1794–1803. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.12.026

Ingvalson, E., Grieco-Calub, T.M., Perry, L., & Vandam, M. (2020). Rethinking emergent literacy in children with hearing loss. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 1–12. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00039

 

 

2020 Scientific Conference Presentations

McNair, M.L., Russo-Ponsaran, N., McKown, C., & Lerner, M. (2020, May). The Problem-solvers: Moderating effects of social cognition on the relation between identifying and solving social problems in youth with ASD. Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Seattle, WA.

Russo-Ponsaran, N., McKown, K., Karls, A., Smith, E., & Folsom-Kovarik, J. (2020, March). Psychometric Properties of VESIP, a Social Information Processing Simulation Assessment for Children. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness Annual Meeting, Arlington, VA. (Cancelled due to COVID-19)

 

2019

 

2019 Peer-Reviewed Articles

Feliciano P, Zhou X, Astrovskaya I, Turner TN, Wang T, Brueggeman L, Barnard R, Hsieh A, Snyder LG, Muzny DM, Sabo A, Gibbs RA, Eichler EE, O’Roak BJ, Michaelson JJ, Volfovsky N, Shen Y, Chung WK. (2019). Exome sequencing of 457 autism families recruited online provides evidence for autism risk genes. NPJ Genom Med., 4:19. doi: 10.1038/s41525-019‑0093‑8

Russo-Ponsaran, N.M., Lerner, M.D., McKown, C., Weber, R.J., Karls, A., Kang, E., & Sommer, S.L. (2019). Web-based assessment of social-emotional skills in school-aged youth with autism spectrum disorder. Autism Research, 12: 1260–1271. doi: 10.1002/aur.2123

 

2019 Scientific Conference Presentations

Karls, A., Lerner, M.D., Russo-Ponsaran, N.M., McKown, C., Kang, E. & Sommer, S.L. (2019, May). Web-based measure of SEL skills associated with parent-reported social Autism Research, Montreal, Canada.

Russo-Ponsaran, N.M., Karls, A., Nicol, T., & Kraus, N. (2019, October). Replication of the Neural Processing of Pitch in Youth Without Clinical Diagnoses. Poster at the Society for Neuroscience 2019 Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

 

2018

 

2018 Peer-Reviewed Articles

Feliciano, P., Daniels, A. M., Green Snyder, L., Beaumont, A., Camba, A., Esler, A., … Chung, W. K. (2018). SPARK: A US cohort of 50,000 families to accelerate autism research. Neuron, 97, 488–493. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2018.01.015

Russo-Ponsaran, N.M., McKown, C., Johnson, J., Russo, J., Crossman, J., & Reife, I. (2018). Virtual Environment for Social Information Processing: Assessment of children with and without autism spectrum disorders. Autism Research,11, 305–317. doi: 10.1002/aur.1889

 

2018 Scientific Conference Presentations

Russo-Ponsaran, N. & McKown, C. (2018, February). In P. LeBuffe (Chair), Alternative Approaches to Assessing Social and Emotional Competence. Presentation for the NASP 2018 Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

 

2017

 

2017 Peer-Reviewed Articles

Russo-Ponsaran, N.M., McKown, C., Johnson, J., Russo, J., Crossman, J., & Reife, I. (2017). Virtual Environment for Social Information Processing: Assessment of Children with and Without Autism Spectrum Disorders. Autism Research. [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1002/aur.1889.

Russo, J., McKown, C., Russo-Ponsaran, N.M., Johnson, J., and Allen, A. (2017). Reliability and Validity of a Spanish Language Assessment of Children’s Social-Emotional Learning Skills. Psychological Assessment. [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1037/pas0000508.

 

2017 Scientific Conference Presentations

Weber, R.J., Kang, E., Trimber, E., Karls, A., Russo-Ponsaran, N., McKown, C., & Lerner, M.D. (2017, May). Web-based tool to assess social cognition in youth with ASD: Reliability and criterion validity. Poster at the International Meeting for Autism Research, San Francisco, CA.

Weber, R.J., Kang, E., Russo-Ponsaran, N., McKown, C., & Lerner, M.D. (2017, April). Validation of a web-based tool to assess social cognition in youth with ASD. Poster at the Biennial Meeting of Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.

McKown, C. (2017, April). Discussant. In V. Shapiro (chair). Measuring Social Emotional Competence in School Settings: Exploring Assessment using Multiple Raters and Multiple Methods. Symposium presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.

Russo-Ponsaran, N., Shapiro, V.B., Accomazzo, S., & Kim, B.K.E. (2017, April). Combining Direct assessment and behavior rating scale approaches: Examining the relationship between VESIP and DESSA scores. In V.B. Shapiro (Chair) & C. McKown (Discussant), Measuring social emotional competence in school settings: Exploring assessment using multiple raters and multiple methods. Presentation for the Society for Research on Child Development Conference, Austin, TX.

Aksu-Dunya, B., Smith, E., & McKown, C. (2017, April). Dimensionality and Item Hierarchy of the 12-Item Theories of Mind Scale. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, San Antonio, TX.

Shapiro, V.B., Accomazzo, S., Russo-Ponsaran, N. & Kim, B.K.E. (2017, April). Comparing the direct assessment of social-emotional comprehension to the indirect assessment of social-emotional competence. In J.J. Taylor (Discussant), SEL Assessment: Bias, (dis)agreement, and the great direct assessment versus behavior rating scale debate. Presentation for the American Education Research Association Conference, San Antonio, TX.

McKown, C. (2017, March). Chair. Social and emotional learning in educational settings and educational effectiveness in global and immigration-related contexts: The role of executive functioning from preschool through adolescence. Symposium presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, Washington, DC.

McKown, C. & Russo-Ponsaran, N.M. (2017, March). A web-based system for measuring social emotional skills in kindergarten to third grade.In Social and emotional learning in educational settings: Next generation measurement of social-emotional learning. Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, Washington, DC.

 

 

2016

 

2016 Peer-Reviewed Articles

McKown, C., Russo-Ponsaran, N.M., Johnson, J., Russo, J., & Allen, A.A. (2016). Web-based assessment of children’s social-emotional comprehension. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 34, 322–338. doi: 10.1177/0734282915604564.

McKown, C., Russo-Ponsaran, N.M., Allen, A., Johnson, J., & Warren-Khot, H. (2016). Social-emotional factors and academic outcomes among elementary-aged children. Infant and Child Development, 25, 119–136.

Russo-Ponsaran, N.M., Evans-Smith, B., Johnson, J., Russo, J., & McKown, C. (2016). Efficacy of a facial emotion training program for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 40, 13–38.

 

2016 Scientific Conference Presentations

McKown, C., Russo-Ponsaran, N.M., & Johnson, J. (2016, March). Measuring social-emotional skills to advance science and practice. In C. Domitrovich (Chair), Social and emotional learning interventions in educational settings & international perspectives on educational effectiveness measuring social and emotional skills and development. Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, Washington, DC.

 

 

2015

 

2015 Peer-Reviewed Articles

Russo-Ponsaran, N.M., McKown, C., Johnson, J.K., Allen, A., Evans-Smith, B., & Fogg, L. (2015). Social-emotional correlates of early stage social information processing skills in children with and without autism spectrum disorder. Autism Research, 8, 486–96. doi: 10.1002/aur.1463.

 

2015 Scientific Conference Presentations

Russo, J., McKown, C., Russo-Ponsaran, N.M., & Johnson, J.K. (2015, March). Reliability and validity of an adapted spanish language social-emotional assessment system. Poster session presented at the Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

 

 

2014

 

2014 Peer-Reviewed Articles

Russo-Ponsaran, N.M., Evans-Smith, B., Johnson, J.K., & McKown, C. (2014). Feasibility and effectiveness of a facial emotion recognition and expression training paradigm for school-aged children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 7, 169–190.

Russo-Ponsaran, N. M., Berry-Kravis, E., McKown, C., & Lipton, M. (2014). A pilot study of social information processing skills in girls with fragile X syndrome. Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 7, 143–168.

Russo-Ponsaran, N.M., Yesensky, J., Hessl, D., & Berry-Kravis, E. (2014). Feasibility, reproducibility, and clinical validity of the Pediatric Anxiety Rating Scale-Revised in fragile X syndrome. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 119, 1–16.

 

2014 Scientific Conference Presentations

McKown, C., Russo-Ponsaran, N.M., Allen, A.W., Johnson, J.K., & Russo, J. (2014, September). The role of assessment in promoting children’s health social-emotional development. In C. McKown (chair). Measuring healthy elementary classroom environments: Emotional, behavioral, and relational perspectives. Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, Washington, DC.

Aksu, B., McKown, C., Johnson, J.K., & Smith, Jr., E.V. (2014, April). Rasch analysis of a Nonverbal Accuracy Assessment. Poster presented at the National Council on Measurement in Education. Philadelphia, PA.

McKown, C., Russo-Ponsaran, N.M., Allen, A.W., Johnson, J.K., & Russo, J. (2014, April). Assessing skills used in children’s social interaction. In B. Ladd & B. French (chairs). Coaching children to collaborate effectively with classmates. Invited paper for presidential symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Russo, J. Evans-Smith, B., & Russo-Ponsaran, N.M. (2014, May). Facial emotion recognition and expression deficits in children with ASD and the effects of training. Poster session presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Atlanta, GA.

Johnson, J., Evans-Smith, B., & Russo-Ponsaran, N.M. (2014, May). The impact of participant characteristics on the effectiveness of facial emotion training in children with autism spectrum disorders. Poster session presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Atlanta, GA.

Evans-Smith, B., Russo-Ponsaran, N., Russo, J., Johnson, J., & McKown, C. (2014, May). Efficacy of a facial emotion training program for children and teens with ASD. Poster session presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Atlanta, GA.

 

 

2013

 

2013 Peer-Reviewed Articles

McKown (2013). Social equity theory and the racial-ethnic achievement gap. Child Development, 84, 1120–1136.

McKown, C., Allen, A., Russo-Ponsaran, N.M., & Johnson, J.K. (2013). Direct assessment of children’s social-emotional comprehension. Psychological Assessment, 25, 1154–1166.

Strambler, M., & McKown, C. (2013). Promoting student engagement through evidence-based action research with teachers. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 23, 87–114.

 

2013 Scientific Conference Presentations

Russo-Ponsaran, N.M., McKown, C., Johnson, J., Russo, J., Crossman, J., Tucker, E., Coig, J. (2013, October). Improved Assessment of Social Information Processing Skills in Children with and without Autism. Poster session to be presented at the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Orlando, FL.

Hill, C., Russo-Ponsaran, N.M., Russo, J., Johnson, J., Hesmond, K., & McKown, C. (2013, October). The Role of Social Emotional Learning In Children’s Social Competence. Poster session to be presented at the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Orlando, FL.

McKown, C. (2013, July). Origins and consequences of social status differences in elementary schools. Invited keynote address at the Social Psychology of the Classroom International Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

McKown, C. (2013, June). Web-based assessment of children’s social-emotional comprehension and self-control. Invited address at the Center for the Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning, University of Virginia, Charlotesville, Virginia.

Russo-Ponsaran, N.M., McKown, C., Johnson, J.K., Allen, A., & Evans-Smith, B. (2013, May). Social information processing skills in relation to emotion recognition, theory of mind, and pragmatic language in children with and without autism spectrum disorders. Poster session presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Donostia/San Sebastián Basque Country, Spain.

Russo-Ponsaran, N.M., Johnson, J., Russo, J., & McKown, C. (2013, April). Innovation of a virtual environment for assessing social information processing skills in children. Oral presentation delivered at the 30th Annual Rush University Forum for Research and Clinical Investigation, Research Mentoring Panel, Chicago, IL.

McKown, C., Allen, A., Russo-Ponsaran, N.M., & Johnson, J.K. (2013, April). Reliability and validity of direct assessments of social and emotional comprehension. Poster session presented at the Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.

McKown, C., Johnson, J.K., & Russo-Ponsaran, N.M. (2013, April). Development and consequences of children’s social self-efficacy accuracy ratings. Poster session presented at the Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.

Evans-Smith, B., Russo-Ponsaran, N., and Johnson, J. (2013, February) Examining the effectiveness of mindfulness for treating children with ASD and ADHD. Oral presentation delivered at the Bridging the Hearts and Minds of Youth Conference. San Diego, CA.

 

 

2012

 

2012 Peer-Reviewed Articles

McKown C. (2012). Social Equity Theory and Racial-Ethnic Achievement Gaps. Child Development. Epub 2012 Dec 14.

 

2012 Scientific Conference Presentations

Russo-Ponsaran, N.M., Yesensky, J., Hessl, D., & Berry-Kravis, E.M. (2012, July). Feasibility, reproducibility, and clinical validity of the Pediatric Anxiety Rating Scale, Revised (PARS‑R) in fragile X syndrome. Oral presentation delivered at the 13th International Fragile X Conference, Miami, FL.

Russo-Ponsaran, N.M., McKown, C., Johnson, J., Allen, A., & Knudsen, K. (2012, May). Usability and Likability of the Virtual Environment for Social Information Processing (VESIPTM) for Children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorders. International Meeting for Autism Research, Toronto, Canada.

Evans-Smith, B., Russo-Ponsaran, N., & Johnson, J. (2012, May). Examining the Effectiveness of Mindfulness for Treating Children with ASD and ADHD. International Meeting for Autism Research, Toronto, Canada.

Evans-Smith, B. (2012, April). Examining the Effectiveness of Mindfulness for Treating Children with ASD and ADHD. Investigating and Integrating Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society: 10th Annual International Scientific Conference for Clinicians, Researchers and Educators. Boston, MA.

 

2011

 

2011 Peer-Reviewed Articles

McKown, C., Gumbiner, L.M., & Johnson, J. (2011). Diagnostic efficiency of several methods of identifying socially rejected children and effect of participation rate on classification accuracy. Journal of School Psychology, 49, 573–95. Epub 2011 Jul 23.

 

2011 Scientific Conference Presentations

Russo, N., Yesensky, J., Hessl, D., & Berry-Kravis, E. (2011, October). Feasibility, reproducibility and clinical validity of the Pediatric Anxiety Rating Scale (PARS) in fragile X syndrome. Annals of Neurology.

Russo, N. M.*, Evans-Smith, B.*, Johnson, J., & McKown, C. (2011, May). Efficacy of a facial affect recognition training tool for children with autism spectrum disorders. International Meeting for Autism Research, San Diego, CA.*equal contributions

McKown, C., Warren, H., Allen, A., Russo, N.M., & Lipton, M.E. (2011, March). Social-Emotional Learning Skill, Intellectual Ability, and Academic Competence in Elementary and Middle School Students. Symposium presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada.

 

 

2010

 

2010 Peer-Reviewed Articles

Rhoades, B.L., Warren, H.K., Domitrovich, C.E., & Greenberg, M.T. (2010). Examining the link between preschool social-emotional competence and first grade academic achievement: The role of attention skills. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 26, 182–191.

Russo N.M.*, Hornickel, J.*, Nicol, T., Zecker, S., & Kraus, N. (2010). Biological changes in auditory function following training in children with autism spectrum disorders. Behavioral and Brain Functions, 6:60. *equal contributions

 

2010 Scientific Conference Presentations

Russo, N., Berry-Kravis, E., McKown, C., & Lipton, M. (May, 2010). Variants in the Social-Emotional Phenotype of Children with Autism and Children with Fragile X Syndrome. Oral presentation at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Philadelphia, PA.

Russo, N., Berry-Kravis, E., McKown, C., & Lipton, M. (April, 2010). Social Information Processing Deficits in Girls with Fragile X Syndrome. Poster presentation at the 27th Annual Rush University Forum for Research and Clinical Investigation, Chicago, IL.

McKown, C., & Johnson, J. (2010, March). Screening efficiency of a teacher-report measure of social rejection. Poster presentation at the annual convention for the National Association of School Psychologists, Chicago, IL.

McKown, C., Gumbiner, L. & Alderson, D. (2010, March). A reliable, valid test of children’s theory of mind. Poster presentation at the annual convention for the National Association of School Psychologists, Chicago, IL.

Evans-Smith, B., Allen, A.E., & Panian, S. (2010, March). Promoting social competency: The effectiveness of a social group intervention. Oral presentation at the annual convention for the National Association of School Psychologists, Chicago, IL.

 

 

2009

 

2009 Peer-Reviewed Articles

Lipton, M., & Nowicki, S. (2009). The social emotional learning framework (SELF): A guide for understanding brain-based social emotional learning impairments. The Journal of Developmental Processes, 4, 99–115.

McKown, C., Gumbiner, L.M., Russo, N.M., & Lipton, M. (2009). Social-emotional learning skill, self-regulation, and social competence in typically-developing and clinic-referred children. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 38, 858–871.

McKown, C., & Strambler, M. (2009). Developmental antecedents and social and academic consequences of stereotype-consciousness in middle childhood. Child Development, 80, 1643–59.

 

2009 Scientific Conference Presentations

McKown, C., Russo, N., & Lipton, M. (2009, May). Joint effects of nonverbal accuracy and nonverbal processing speed on social functioning among children with autism-spectrum disorders and their typically-developing peers. Poster presentation at the annual International Meeting for Autism Research, Chicago, IL.

Russo, N., McKown, C., & Lipton, M. (2009, May). Affect recognition skills across four nonverbal channels in children with autism-spectrum disorders and their typically-developing peers. Poster presentation at the annual International Meeting for Autism Research, Chicago, IL.

McKown, C. (2009, April). Stereotype-consciousness and children’s interpretation of inter-racial interactions. In M. Killen (chair), Inter-group relations and child development. Symposium presentated at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

Warren, H.K., Rhoades, B.L., Way, E., Kalb, S.K., Denham, S.A., & Domitrovich, C.E. (2009, May). Do preschoolers’ social cognitions predict their actual behavior? Preliminary findings from two large samples. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, D.C.

 

2008

 

2008 Scientific Conference Presentations

McKown, C., Lipton, M.E., & Wood, L.M. (2008, May). Understanding and assessing social-emotional learning processing impairments in children with and without autism-spectrum disorders. Poster presented at the annual International Meeting for Autism Research, London, England, UK.

McKown, C., Wood, L.M., & Lipton, M.E. (2008, March). A demonstration of individually administered tests of children’s social-emotional learning ability. Demonstration at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

McKown, C., (2008, March). Developmental mediators and social and academic consequences of stereotype-consciousness in middle childhood. In A.M. Gonzalez (Chair), Influencing Academic Success Among Underrepresented Youth. Symposium conducted at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

McKown, C., Lipton, M.E., & Wood, L.M. (2008, March). Theory and practice in the assessment of children’s social-emotional learning ability. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Usher, C.T., McKown, C., & Lipton, M.E. (2008, January). Mentalizing matters: Perspective-taking as a predictor of social acceptance in school-aged children. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association, New York, NY.

 

 

2007

 

2007 Peer-Reviewed Articles

McKown, C. (2007). Concurrent validity and clinical usefulness of several individually administered tests of children’s social emotional cognition. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 36, 29–41.

 

2007 Scientific Conference Presentations

Balthazor, M.J., McKown, C., Lipton, M.E., & Wood, L.M. (2007, March).  Development of a social interest scale for children ages 8 to 12: Initial evidence for reliability and validity.  Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.