Paul T. Cirino, Ph.D.

Paul T. Cirino

Associate Professor
Director of Developmental Neuropsychology Lab
Clinical Psychology
Texas Center for Learning Disabilities
Texas Institute for Measurement, Evaluation and Statistics
Ph.D., University of Houston

1016 PRSC; 224a UH TMC Annex

Research Interests

  • Developmental Neuropsychology
  • Math and Reading Learning Difficulties and Disabilities
  • Attention, Working Memory, and Executive Functions
  • Measurement and Metholodology


  • PSYC 6356: Clinical Assessment I (graduate)
  • PSYC 6357: Clinical Assessment II (graduate)
  • PSYC 3301: Introduction to Psychological Statistics (undergraduate)

Selected Publications

Denton, C.A., Cirino, P.T., Barth, A.E., Fletcher, J.M., Romain, M., Vaughn, S., Wexler, J., & Francis, D.J. (in press). An experimental study of scheduling and duration of “Tier 2” first grade reading interventions. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness.

Cirino, P.T. (2011). The interrelationships of mathematical precursors in kindergarten. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 108, 713-733. PMC Journal in process.

Vaughn, S., Cirino, P.T., Wanzek, J., Wexler, J., Barth, A.E., Romain, M.A., Francis, D.J., Denton, C.A., & Fletcher, J.M. (2010). Response to intervention for middle school students with reading difficulties: Effects of a primary and secondary intervention. School Psychology Review, 39(1), 3-21. NIHMS 246017 (Manuscript waiting for release to PMC).

Cirino, P.T., & Berch, D.B. (2010). Introduction to the Special Issue: Perspectives on Math Learning Disability and Difficulty. Learning and Individual Differences, 20(2), 61-62.

Fuchs, L.S., Powell, S.R., Seethaler, P.M., Cirino, P.T., Fletcher, J.M., Fuchs, D., & Hamlett, C.L. (2010). The effects of strategic counting instruction, with and without deliberate practice, on number combination skill among students with mathematical difficulties. Learning and Individual Differences, 20(2), 89-100.

Fuchs, L.S., Powell, S.R., Seethaler, P.M., Fuchs, D., Hamlett, C.L., Cirino, P.T., & Fletcher, J.M. (2010). A framework for remediating the number combination deficits of students with mathematics difficulty. Exceptional Children, 76(2), 135-156.

Dennis, M., Francis, D.J., Cirino, P.T., Schachar, R., Barnes, M.A., & Fletcher, J.M. (2009). Why IQ is not a covariate in cognitive studies of neurodevelopmental disorders. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 15, 331-343.

Cirino, P.T., Vaughn, S., Linan-Thompson, S., Cardenas-Hagan, E., Fletcher, J.M., & Francis, D.J., (2009). One year follow-up of Spanish and English interventions for English language learners at risk for reading problems. American Educational Research Journal, 46(3), 744-781.

Simos, P.G., Kanatsouli, K., Fletcher, J.M., Sarkari, S., Juranek, J., Cirino, P.T., Passaro, A., & Papanicolaou, A. C. (2008). Aberrant spatiotemporal activation profiles associated with math difficulties in children: A magnetic source imaging study. Neuropsychology, 22, 571-584. PMCID: PMC2597343

Juranek, J., Fletcher, J.M., Hasan, K., Breier, J.I., Cirino, P.T., Alvarez, P.P., Diaz, J.D., Ewing-Cobbs, L., Dennis, M., & Papanicolaou, A.C. (2008). Neocortical reorganization in spina bifida. NeuroImage, 40, 1516-1522. PMCID: PMC2410089

Cirino, P.T., Ewing-Cobbs, L., Barnes, M.A., Fuchs, L.S. & Fletcher, J.M. (2007). Cognitive arithmetic differences in learning disabled groups and the role of behavioral inattention. Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 22(1), 25-35.

Mahone, E.M., Cirino, P.T., Cutting, L.E., Cerrone, P.M., Hagelthorn, K.M., Hiemenz, J.R., Singer, H.S., & Denckla, M.B. (2002). Validity of the Brief Rating Inventory of Executive Functions (BRIEF) in children with Tourette Syndrome and/or ADHD. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 17(7), 635-655.

Cirino, P.T., Morris, M., & Morris, R. (2002). Neuropsychological concomitants of calculation skills in college students referred for learning difficulties. Developmental Neuropsychology, 21(2), 201-218.

Wolf, M., Goldberg O’Rourke, A., Gidney, C., Lovett, M., Cirino, P., & Morris, R. (2002). The second deficit: An investigation of the independence of phonological and naming-speed deficits in developmental dyslexia. Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 15, 43-72.

Cirino, P.T., Chapieski, L., & Massman, P. (2000). Card sorting performance and ADHD symptomatology in children and adolescents with Tourette Syndrome. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 22(2), 245-257.