Member Research Programs

Cecil Reynolds
Texas A and M University
Assessment, Behavior
Assessment, Cognitive
Assessment, Neuropsychology
Emanuel Mason
Northeastern University
Cognitive developmental
Developmental Psychology
Culturally responsive practice
International test development and use
Matthew Burns
University of Missouri-Columbia
Establishing the effectiveness of Incremental Rehearsal, then identify the causal mechanism.
Intervention, Academic
Stacy Overstreet
Tulane University
This line of research focuses on the impact of disasters on youth and the development of interventions for disaster exposed youth.
Ecological theory.
Stacy Overstreet
Tulane University
This line of research examines the impact of community violence on youth development, including mental health and academic functioning.
Ecological theory.
Violence, school and community
Stephen N. Elliott
Arizona State University
Development and validation of inclusive academic assessment s in reading and math for students with disabilities in grades 3-12. Federal policy driven, data-based research focusing on opportunity to...
Validity Framework from AERA, APA, & NCME (1999) Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing Cognitive Load Theory (Sweller, 1998) Test Score Interaction and Boost Paradigms
Ryan Kettler
Rutgers University
Inclusive assessment is the broad collection of methods (e.g., rating scales, test modifications, accommodations) used to assess the achievement of students with special needs that impair how well...
Assessment, Academic
Assessment, Diverse Learners
Learning Disabilities
Virginia Berninger
University of Washington
Currently Virginia W. Berninger is P.I. of an NICHD interdisciplinary research grant on defining and treating specific learning disabilities affecting written language learning (dysgraphia—impaired...
Based on over 2 decades of research drawing on cognitive psychology, psycholinguistics, developmental psychology, neuropsychology, instructional science, genetics, and brain imaging research, we have...
Assessment, Reading
Assessment, Writing
Intervention, Reading
Intervention, Writing
Thomas Power
University of Pennsylvania
The primary focus of my research is to develop intervention and prevention programs for children with or at risk for attention, learning, and behavior problems. Much of my research focuses on...
Our research is strongly influenced by developmental-ecological (systems) theory, social learning theory, and attachment theory.
Collaboration, Family School Community
Intervention, Social-emotional
Matthew Burns
University of Missouri-Columbia
Prevention Science
Response to Intervention
Intervention, Reading
Thomas Kubiszyn
University of Houston
My primary interest involves the implications for learning, development, and behavior of the growth of psychotropic drug use for school-age youth. More specifically I am concerned about the...
Bronfenbrenner's bioecological model (1994, 2005).Bronfenbrenner, U. & Ceci, S., J. (1994). Nature-nurture reconceptualized in developmental perspective: A bioecological model....
Professional Issues in School Psychology
Intervention, Social-emotional
Health Promotion
William Erchul
Arizona State University
North Carolina State University

Broadly defined, my major research interest is psychological consultation. Consultation within school psychology typically involves the delivery of psychoeducational services to child and adolescent...
1. Gregory Bateson's (1935; 1958) theory of schismogenesis; operationalized through relational communication verbal interaction coding systems (e.g., Heatherington & Friedlander, 1987;...
Intervention Teams


  • The SSSP Membership Meeting and Reception will be held Friday, August 7th in Toronto, Ontario from 5pm to 6:30pm.
  • The next School Psychology Research Collaboration Conference will be held in August of 2017 in Washington, D.C.
  • The request for applications for the 2015 SSSP Mid-Career Scholar Research Initiative is now available. Applications are due August 1, 2015.
  • Visit the Early Career Forum: Click here to view.
  • ISPA/SSSP International School Psychology Research Initiative. Applications due on or before October 1 each year.