Funded Research Grants

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Principal Investigator(s)Project TitleInstitutionFunding Period
2019-20 Grants Funded

Drs. Matt Reynolds & Christopher Niileksela 

Growth of working memory capacity throughout childhood, and it's measurement and growth for English language learners.

University of Kansas

Dr. Elisa Na

Neurocognitive impairments and the role of MeCP2 in Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Texas Woman's University 4/1/20-3/31/21

Dr. Scott Decker

Predicting at-risk reading outcomes in multi-tiered models using diagnostic cognitive and neuro-cognitive tests. 

University of South Carolina 4/1/20-12/31/21

Drs. Lisa Peringer and Carlos O. Calderón

Assessing the temporal reliability of cognitive-achievement relations and factor structure of the Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Cognitive Abilities and Academic Achievement, Fourth Edition on a sample of special education students over a test - retest interval of 3 years.

Northern Arizona University  4/1/20-3/31/21 

PI, Dr. Raymond Smith, Co-PIs - Daehyoung Lee and Bo Hyun Hwang

Association between Motor Skills and Elementary Literacy Development in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Indiana University Bloomington  1/1/20-1/31/2021 

PI – Dr. Sneha Bharadwaj, Co PI – Ellen A. Rhoades

Assessment and Intervention Pertaining to Auditory Memory in Elementary School Age Children with Hearing Loss 
Texas Woman’s University   9/1/19-9/30/2020 
Dr. Martin Rosario 
Can a Noninvasive Neuromodulation Therapy Improve Neurocognitive and Neuromotor Alterations in People with HIV?

Texas Woman’s University 

PI – Dr. John Kranzler, Co PI – Kathrin E. Maki 
Cognitive Profiles of Children and Youth Identified with Specific Learning Disabilities in a Response-to-Intervention Model 

University of Florida

Dr. Maryellen McClain Verdoes
Convergent Validity and Performance Consistency of Standardized Measures of Reading for Children with ASD 

Utah State University 

2018-19 Grants Funded
Dr. Connie Briggs 
A Pilot Study of the Linguistic, Cognitive, and Literacy Process that Distinguish Children in Early Literacy Intervention 
Texas Woman’s University   4/1/19 - 12/31/20 
Dr. Kevin Becker 
An Exploration of Cognitive Factors Influencing Attentional Focus Effects in Children 
Texas Woman’s University 
8/1/19 - 8/1/21 
Drs. Robert Moore & Abbi Lane-Cordoba 
Determining the Cardio-autonomic Biomarkers of Post-Concussion Syndrome
University of South Carolina 
6/1/19 - 7/31/20 
Drs. Natalie S. Dailey and William D. Killgore
The Impact of Executive Functioning on Reading Fluency in Young Adults with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.
University of Arizona Completed
Drs. Brett Gunn and Robert Moore
A Combined Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback and Progressive Aerobic Exercise Intervention for the Rehabilitation of Post-Concussion Syndrome
University of South Carolina 9/1/2018 -1/31/2021
Dr. Julia Strait
Executive Functioning and Maltreatment-Related Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
University of Houston-Clear Lake 1/1/2019 to 6/1/2020
Dr. Daniel Hajovsky and Dr. Ethan Villeneuve
A Quantile Regression Analysis of Cognitive Ability and Component Skill Predictors of Reading, Writing, and Math Achievement
University of South Dakota  Completed
Dr. Asha Vas Cognitive-Physical-Functional Correlates in Chronic TBI Texas Woman's University 9/1/2018 to
Dr. Joman Natsheh Behavioral Correlates of Action Control in Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Kessler Foundation 9/1/2018 to 7/31/2020
2017-18 Grants Funded
Dr. Denise E. Maricle Validation of the Functional Cattell-Horn-Carroll (F-CHC) Theoretical Nomenclature  Texas Woman's University


Dr. Pei-Pei Liu Outcome processing in social interactions in individuals with traumatic brain injury: An investigation using pupillometry Kessler Foundation, NJ


Estibaliz Blanco-Elorrieta The Neural Basis of Impoverished Speech Perception of Bilinguals in Noise. New York University Completed
2016-17 Grants Funded
Dr. Asha Vas Strategic Memory and Advanced Reasoning Training (SMART) in Stroke Survivors Texas Woman's University Completed
Dr. Matthew Henley Cognitive Abilities Associated with Proprioceptive Aptitude Texas Woman's University Completed
Dr. Allison Dempsey Performance Differences in Young Children across Digital & Paper Modalities  University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Completed
Dr. Daniel Hajovsky CHC Cognitive Abilities and Written Expression Latent Relations in School-Age Children: A Gender by Age Multiple-Group Moderation Analysis. Poster of Results [.pdf] University of South Dakota Foundation Completed
Dr. Rebecca "Lanai" Jennings-Knotts GORT-5 and WJ IV ACH Tests of Reading: A Comparison Study. Poster of Results [.pdf]  Marshall University Completed
Dr. Laura Spenceley Identifying Embedded Validity Indicators in the WJ Tests of Cognitive Abilities Oswego State University of New York Completed
Ms. Jackie Hart and Dr. Scott Loe Cognitive and Academic Characteristics of Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder University of Nevada - Las Vegas Completed
2015-16 Grants Funded
Dr. Sneha Bharadwaj Reading intervention in school-aged children with hearing loss. Texas Woman’s University Completed
Dr. Andrew Davis The relationship between independent living, executive functioning, and CHC theory as measured via the WJ-IV. Ball State University Completed
Dr. Scott Decker Predicting Academic Deficits in Children Using Cognitive Profiles and Measures of Brain Connectivity South Carolina Research Foundation Completed
Dr. Andy Pham Inhibitory Control and Working Memory in Bilingual Children  Florida International University Completed


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