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Posts from June 2013

June 2013

Dr. Jessica Church-Lang

Read Dr. Jessica Church-Lang’s recommendations about environmental reliability and grit based on Kidd, C., Palmeri, H., & Aslin, R. N. (2013). Rational snacking: Young children’s decision-making on the marshmallow task is moderated by beliefs about environmental reliability. Cognition, 126(1), 109–114.

Posts from May 2013

May 2013

Dr. Sarojani S. Mohammed

Read Dr. Saro Mohammed’s thoughts on interpreting effects based on Lipsey, M. W., Puzio, K., Yun, C., Hebert, M. A., Steinka-Fry, K., Cole, M. W., . . .Busick, M. D. (2012). Translating the statistical representation of the effects of education interventions into more readily interpretable forms (NCSER 2013-3000). Washington, DC: National Center for Special Education Research, Institute of Education Sciences.

Posts from April 2013

April 2013

Dr. Jack Fletcher

Read Dr. Jack Fletcher’s thoughts on some of the upcoming changes to DSM-5, based on Tannock, R. (2013). Rethinking ADHD and LD in DSM-5: Proposed changes in diagnostic criteria. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 46(1), 5–25.

Posts from March 2013

March 2013

Dr. Sharon Vaughn

Read Dr. Sharon Vaughn’s recommendations on instruction for students with traumatic brain injury, based on ​​Vu, J. A., Babikian, T., & Asarnow, R. F. (2011). Academic and language outcomes in children after traumatic brain injury: A meta-analysis. Exceptional Children, 77(3), 263–281.

Posts from February 2013

February 2013

Dr. Nancy Scammacca

​Read Dr. Nancy Scammacca’s recommendations on parent involvement techniques to improve middle school students’ academic achievement and on future research of this topic, based on Hill, N., & Tyson, D. (2009). Parental involvement in middle school: A meta-analytic assessment of the strategies that promote achievement. Developmental Psychology, 45, 740–763.​

Posts from January 2013

January 2013

Dr. Paul Cirino

​Read Dr. Paul Cirino’s recommendations about the research on working memory training and its relation to academic outcomes, based on Melby-Lervåg, M., & Hulme, C. (2012).  Is working memory training effective? A meta-analytic review. Developmental Psychology. Advance online publication.

Posts from December 2012

December 2012

Dr. Greg Roberts

Read Dr. Greg Roberts’ recommendations about early child care and its relation to later academic success, based on ​Dearing, E., McCartney, K., & Taylor, B. A. (2009). Does higher quality early child care promote low-income children’s math and reading achievement in middle childhood? Child Development, 80(5), 1329–1349.

Posts from November 2012

November 2012

Dr. Karla K. Steubing

​Read Dr. Karla Steubing’s recommendations for interpreting effect sizes based on Kelley, K., & Preacher, K. J. (2012). On effect size. Psychological Methods, 17, 137–152.

Posts from October 2012

October 2012

Dr. Michael Vaughn

​Read Dr. Michael Vaughn’s recommendations for practice based on Brinch, C. N., & Galloway, T. A. (2011). Schooling in adolescence raises IQ scores. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109(2), 425–430. doi:10.1073/pnas.1106077109.

Posts from September 2012

September 2012

Dr. Amy E. Barth

Read Dr. Amy Barth’s recommendations for practice based on Johnson, E. S., Jenkins, J. R., Petscher, Y., & Catts, H. W. (2009). How can we improve the accuracy of screening instruments? Learning Disabilities Research and Practice, 24, 174–185.