Peer Reviewed Publications

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Journal Articles (Math Skill and Difficulty):

  1. Cirino, P.T., Fuchs, L.S., *Elias, J.T, Powell, S.R., & Schumacher, R. (in press). Cognitive and mathematical profiles for different forms of learning disabilities. Journal of Learning Disabilities.
  2. Fuchs, L.S., Powell, S.R., Cirino, P.T., Schumacher, R.F., Marrin, S., Hamlett, C.L., Fuchs, D., Compton, D.L., & Changas, P.C. (in press). Does calculation or word-problem instruction provide a stronger route to pre-algebraic knowledge? Journal of Educational Psychology.
  3. Powell, S.R., Fuchs, L.S., Cirino, P.T., Fuchs, D., Compton, D.L., & Changas, P.C. (in press). Effects of a multi-tier support system on calculation, word-problem, and pre-algebraic performance among at-risk learners. Exceptional Children.
  4. *Martin, R.B., Cirino, P.T., Barnes, M.A., & Sharp, C. (2014). Number and counting skills in kindergarten as predictors of grade 1 mathematical skills. Learning and Individual Differences, 34, 12-23.
  5. Fuchs, L.S., Schumacher, R.F., Long, J., Namkung, J., Hamlett, C.L., Cirino, P.T., Jordan, N.C., Siegler, R., Gersten, R., & Changas, P. Improving at-risk learners’ understanding of fractions (2013). Journal of Educational Psychology, 105(3), 683-700.
  6. *Martin, R., Cirino, P.T., Barnes, M., Ewing-Cobbs, L., Fuchs, L., Steubing, K., & Fletcher, J. (2013). Evaluating the stability and prediction of mathematics skill according to categorical and continuous metrics.Journal of Learning Disabilities, 46(5), 428-443.
  7. Tolar, T.D., Fuchs, L., Cirino, P.T., Fuchs, D., Hamlett, C.L., & Fletcher, J.M. (2013). Predicting development of mathematical word problem solving across the intermediate grades.Journal of Educational Psychology, 104(4), 1083-1093.”
  8. *Gold, A.B., Ewing-Cobbs, L., Cirino, P.T., Fuchs, L.S., Stuebing, K.K., & Fletcher, J.M. (2013). Cognitive and behavioral attention in children with math difficulties.Child Neuropsychology, 19(4), 420-437.
  9. Cirino, P.T. (2011). The interrelationships of mathematical precursors in kindergarten. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 108, 713-733. PMC Journal in process.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Powell, S.R., Fuchs, L.S., Fuchs, D., Cirino, P.T., & Fletcher, J.M. (2009). Effects of fact retrieval tutoring on third-grade students with math difficulties with and without reading difficulties. Learning Disabilities Research and Practice, 24, 1-11. PMCID: PMC2682421
  14. Fuchs, L.S., Powell, S.R., Seethaler, P.M., Cirino, P.T., Fletcher, J.M., Fuchs, D., Hamlett, C.L., & Zumeta, R.O. (2009). Remediating number combination and word problem deficits among students with mathematical difficulties: A randomized control trial. Journal of Educational Psychology, 101, 561-576. PMCID: PMC2768320
  15. Powell, S.R., Fuchs, L.S., Fuchs, D., Cirino, P.T., & Fletcher, J.M. (2009). Do word problem-solving features differentially affect problem difficulty as a function of students’ mathematics difficulty with and without reading difficulty? Journal of Learning Disabilities, 42, 99-110. PMCID: PMC2788944
  16. Raghubar, K.P.*, Cirino, P.T., Barnes, M.A., Ewing-Cobbs, L., Fletcher, J.M., & Fuchs, L.S. (2009). Errors in multi-digit arithmetic and behavioral inattention in children with math difficulties. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 42, 356-371. PMCID: PMC2788949
  17. 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
  18. Fuchs, L.S., Fuchs, D., Powell, S.R., Seethaler, P.M., Cirino, P.T., & Fletcher, J.M. (2008). Intensive intervention for students with mathematics disabilities: Seven principles of effective practice. Learning Disability Quarterly, 31, 79-92. PMCID: PMC2547080
  19. Fuchs, L.S., Powell, S.R., Hamlett, C.L., Fuchs, D., Cirino, P.T., & Fletcher, J.M. (2008). Remediating computational deficits at third grade: A randomized field trial. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 1, 2-32
  20. 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.
  21. Cirino, P.T., Morris, M.K., & Morris, R.M. (2007). Semantic, executive, and visuospatial abilities in math reasoning of referred college students. Assessment, 14(1), 94-104.
  22. 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.

Journal Articles (Neurodevelopmental Disorders)

  1. *Ware, A.L., Juranek, J., *Williams, V.J., Cirino, P.T., & Fletcher, J.M. (2014). Anatomical and diffusion MRI of deep gray matter in pediatric spina bifida. Neuroimage: Clinical, 5, 120-127.
  2. *Williams, V.J., Juranek, J., Stuebing, K., Cirino, P.T., Dennis, M., & Fletcher, J.M. (2013). Examination of frontal and parietal tectocortical attention pathways in spina bifida meningomyelocele using probabilistic diffusion tractography. Brain Connectivity, 3(5), 512-522.
  3. *Treble-Barna, A., Juranek, J., Stuebing, K.K., Cirino, P.T., Dennis, M., & Fletcher, J.M. (in press). Prospective and episodic memory in relation to hippocampal volume in adults with spina bifida myelomeningocele. Neuropsychology
  4. Spellicy, C.J., Northrup, H., Fletcher, J.M., Cirino, P.T., Dennis, M., Morrison, A.C., Martinez, C.A., & Kit-Sing, A. (2012). Folate metabolism gene 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate (MTHFR) is associated with ADHD in myelomeningocele patients. PLoS ONE, 7(12), e51330.
  5. *Hampton, L.E., Fletcher, J.M., Cirino, P.T., Blaser, S., Kramer, L.A., & Dennis, M. (2013). Neuropsychological profiles of children with aqueductal stenosis and spina bifida meningomyelocele. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 19(2), 127-136.
  6. Edelstein, K., Cirino, P.T., Hasher, L., Fletcher, J.M., & Dennis, M. (2012). Sleep problems, chronotype, and diurnal preferences in children and adults with spina bifida. Journal of Biological Rhythms, 27(2), 172-175.
  7. *Hampton, L.E., Fletcher, J.M., Cirino, P.T., Blaser, S.E., Kramer, L.A., Drake, J., & Dennis, M. (2011). Hydrocephalus status in spina bifida: An evaluation of variations in neuropsychological outcomes. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, 8, 289-298.
  8. Simos, P.G., Papanicolaou, A.C., Castillo, E.M., Juranek, J., Cirino, P.T., Rezaie, R., & Fletcher, J.M. (2011). Brain mechanisms for reading and language processing in spina bifida meningomyelocele: A combined magnetic source- and structural magnetic resonance imaging study. Neuropsychology, 25(5), 590-601.
  9. Juranek, J.J., Dennis, M., Cirino, P.T., El-Messidi, L., & Fletcher, J.M., (2010). The cerebellum in children with spina bifida and chiari II malformation: Quantitative volumetrics by region. The Cerebellum, 9(2), 240-248.
  10. 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.
  11. Jain, N.*, Brouwers, P., Okcu, M.F., Cirino, P.T., & Krull, K.R. (2009). Sex-specific attention problems in long-term survivors of pediatric leukemia. Cancer, 115(18), 4238-4245.
  12. Dennis, M., Hopyan, T., Juranek, J., Cirino, P.T., Hasan, K., & Fletcher, J.M. (2009). Strong-meter and weak-meter rhythm identification in spina bifida meningomyelocele and volumetric parcellation of rhythm-relevant cerebellum regions. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1169, 84-88.
  13. 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
  14. Swartwout, M.D.*, Cirino, P.T., Hampson, A.W., Fletcher, J.M., Brandt, M.E., & Dennis, M. (2008). Sustained attention in children with two etiologies of early hydrocephalus. Neuropsychology, 22, 765-775. PMCID: PMC2593153
  15. Fletcher, J.M., Ostermaier, K.O., Cirino, P.T., & Dennis, M. (2008). Neurobehavioral outcomes in spina bifida: Process versus outcomes. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine: An Interdisciplinary Approach, 1, 311-324.
  16. Au, K.S., Tran, P.X., Tsai, C.C., O’Byrne, M.R., Lin, J., Morrison, A.C., Hampson, A.W., Cirino, P.T., Fletcher, J.M., Ostermaier, K.K., Tyerman, G.H., Doebel, S., Northrup, H. (2008). Characteristics of a spina-bifida population including North American Caucasian and Hispanic Individuals. Birth Defects Research, Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology, 82, 692-700. PMCID: PMC2597629
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. McConville, B.J., Sanberg, P.R., Fogelson, M.H., King, J., Cirino, P.T., Parker, K.W., & Norman, A.B. (1992). The effects of nicotine plus haloperidol compared to nicotine only and placebo nicotine only in reducing tic severity and frequency in Tourette's Disorder. Biological Psychiatry, 31, 832-840.

Journal Articles (Reading and Language)

  1. Barth, A.E., Stuebing, K.K., Romain, M., Cirino, P.T., Vaughn, S., Denton, C.A., Fletcher, J.M., & Francis, D.J. (in press). The effects of reading duration on oral reading fluency among middle school students. Assessment for Effective Intervention
  2. Cirino, P.T., Romain, M., Barth, A.E., Tolar, T.D., Fletcher, J.M., & Vaughn. S. (2013). Reading skill components and impairments in middle school struggling readers. Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 26, 1059-1086.
  3. Vaughn, S., Wexler, J., Roberts, G., Barth, A., Cirino, P.T., Romain, M.A., Denton, C., Francis, D., & Fletcher, J. (2011). The effects of tertiary treatments on middle school students with reading disabilities: An individualized versus standardized approach. Exceptional Children, 77(4), 391-409.
  4. Barth, A.E., Stuebing, Karla K., Fletcher, J.M., Cirino, P.T., Romain, M., Francis, D., & Vaughn, S. (2012). Reliability and validity of oral reading fluency median and mean scores among middle grade readers when using equated texts. Reading Psychology, 33:1-2, 133-161.
  5. Denton, C.A., Cirino, P.T., Barth, A.E., Romain, M., Vaughn, S., Wexler, J., Francis, D.J., & Fletcher, J.M. (2011). An experimental study of scheduling and duration of “Tier 2” first grade reading interventions. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 4(3), 208-230.
  6. Vourkas, M., Micheloyannis, S., Simos, P.G., Rezaie, R., Fletcher, J.M., Cirino, P.T., & Papnicolaou, A.C. (2011). Dynamic task-specific brain network connectivity in children with severe reading difficulties. Neuroscience Letters, 488, 123-128.
  7. Rezaie, R., Simos, P.G., Fletcher, J.M., Juranek, J., Cirino, P.T., Li, Z., Passaro, A.D., & Papanicolaou, A.C. (2011). The timing and strength of regional brain activation associated with word recognition in children with reading difficulties. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 5, 1-12.
  8. Rezaie, R., Simos, P.G., Fletcher, J.M., Cirino, P.T., Vaughn, S., & Papanicolaou, A.C. (2011). Engagement of temporal lobe regions predicts response to educational interventions in adolescent struggling readers. Developmental Neuropsychology, 36(7), 869-888.
  9. Rezaie, R., Simos, P., Fletcher, J., Cirino, P.T., Vaughn, S., & Papanicolaou, A.C. (2011). Temporo-parietal brain activity as a longitudinal predictor of response to educational interventions among middle school struggling readers. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 17, 875-885.
  10. Denton, C.A., Barth, A.E., Fletcher, J.M., Wexler, J., Vaughn, Cirino, P.T., Romain, M., & Francis, D.J. (2011). The relations among oral and silent reading fluency and comprehension in middle school: Implications for identification and instruction of students with reading difficulties. Scientific Studies of Reading, 15(2), 109-135. NIHMSID 264389.
  11. Simos, P.G., Rezaie, R., Fletcher, J.M., Juranek, J., Passaro, A.D., Li, Z., Cirino, P.T., & Papinicolaou, A.C. (2011). Functional disruption of the brain mechanism for reading: Effects of comorbidity and task difficulty among children with developmental learning problems. Neuropsychology (25(4), 520-534.
  12. Fletcher, J.M., Stuebing, K.K., Barth, A.E., Denton, C.A., Cirino, P.T., Francis, D.J., Vaughn, S. (2011). Cognitive correlates of inadequate response to intervention. School Psychology Review, 40, 2-22. PMC Journal in process.
  13. 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).
  14. Vaughn, S., Wanzek, J., Wexler, J., Barth, A.E., Cirino, P.T., Fletcher, J.M., Romain, M.A., Denton, C.A., Roberts, G., & Francis, D.J. (2010). The relative effects of group size of reading progress of older students with reading difficulties. Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 23(8), 931-956. PMCID: PMC2975110.
  15. Barth, A.E., Denton, C.A., Stuebing, K.K., Fletcher, J.M., Cirino, P.T., Francis, D.J., & Vaughn, S. (2010). A test of the cerebellar hypothesis of dyslexia in adequate and inadequate responders to reading intervention. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 16, 526-536. PMCID: PMC20298639.
  16. Branum Martin, L., Mehta, P.D., Francis, D.J., Foorman, B.R., Cirino, P.T., Miller, J.F., & Iglesias, A. (2009). Pictures and words: Spanish and English vocabulary in classrooms. Journal of Educational Psychology, 101(4), 897-911.
  17. 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.
  18. Vaughn, S., Cirino, P.T., Tolar, T., Fletcher, J.M., Cardenas-Hagan, E., Carlson, C.D., & Francis, D.J. (2008). Long-term follow-up of Spanish and English interventions for 1st grade English language learners at-risk for reading problems. Journal for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 1(3), 179-214.
  19. Vaughn, S., Fletcher, J.M., Francis, D.J., Denton, C.A., Wanzek, J., Wexler, J., Cirino, P.T., Barth, A.E., & Romain, M.A. (2008). Response to intervention with older students with reading difficulties. Learning and Individual Differences, 18, 338-345. PMCID: PMC2614270
  20. Stuebing, K.K., Barth, A.E., Cirino, P.T., Fletcher, J.M., & Francis, D.J. (2008). A response to the recent re-analyses of the National Reading Panel report: Effects of systematic phonics instruction are practically significant. Journal of Educational Psychology, 100, 123-134. NIHMS 263347 (Manuscript waiting for release to PMC).
  21. Linan-Thompson, S., Cirino, P.T., & Vaughn, S. (2007). English language learners and response to intervention – results from two intervention studies in Spanish and English. Learning Disabilities Quarterly, 30, 185-196.
  22. Cirino, P.T., Pollard-Durodola, S.D., Foorman, B., Carlson, C.D., & Francis, D.J. (2007). Teacher characteristics and language in bilingual kindergarteners and their relation to student outcomes. Elementary School Journal, 107(4), 341-364.
  23. Vaughn, S., Cirino, P.T., Linan-Thompson, S., Mathes, P.G., Carlson, C.D., Cardenas-Hagan, E., Pollard-Durodola, S.D., Fletcher, J.M., & Francis, D.J. (2006). Effectiveness of a Spanish intervention and an English intervention for English language learners at risk for reading problems. American Educational Research Journal, 43(3), 449-487.
  24. Vaughn, S., Mathes, P.G., Linan-Thompson, S., Cirino, P.T., Carlson, C.D., Pollard-Durodola, S.P., & Cardenas-Hagan, E.C., & Francis, D.J. (2006). First grade English language learners at risk for reading difficulties: Effectiveness of an English intervention. Elementary School Journal, 107(2), 153-180.
  25. Linan-Thompson, S., Vaughn, S., Prater, K., & Cirino, P.T. (2006). The response to intervention of English language learners at-risk for reading problems. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 39(5), 390-398.
  26. Vaughn, S., Linan-Thompson, S., Mathes, P.G., Cirino, P.T., Carlson, C.D., Durodola, S.P., Hagan, E.C., & Francis, D.J. (2006). Effectiveness of Spanish intervention for first grade English language learners at risk for reading difficulties. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 39(1), 56-73.
  27. Pae, H.K., Wise, J.C., Cirino, P.T., Sevcik, R.A., Lovett, M.W., Wolf, M., & Morris, R.D. (2005). The Woodcock Reading Mastery Test (WRMT): Impact of normative changes. Assessment, 12(3), 347-357.
  28. Cirino, P.T., Israelian, M., Morris, M., & Morris, R. (2005). Exploration of the Double Deficit Hypothesis in college students referred for learning difficulties. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 38(1), 29-44.
  29. Cirino, P.T., Rashid, F.L., Sevcik, R.A., Lovett, M.W., Frijters, J., Wolf, M., & Morris, R.D. (2002). Properties of measures of beginning decoding and related abilities in poor readers. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 35(6), 525-538.
  30. Bone, B., Cirino, P.T., Morris, R., & Morris, M. (2002). Reading and phonological awareness in reading disabled adults. Developmental Neuropsychology, 21(3), 305-320.
  31. 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.

Journal Articles (Other Topics)

  1. *Ha, C., Sharp, C., Ensink, K., Fonagy, P., & Cirino, P.T. (2013). The measurement of reflective function in adolescents with and without borderline traits. Journal of Adolescence, 36, 1215-1233.
  2. Hasan, K.M., Iftikhar A., Kamali A., Kramer, L.A., Ashtari, M., Cirino P.T., Fletcher J.M., & Ewing-Cobbs, L. (2009). Development and aging of the healthy human brain uncinate fasciculus across the lifespan using diffusion tensor tractography. Brain Research, 1276, 67-76.
  3. Hasan, K.M., Sankar, A., Halphen, C., Kramer, L.A., Brandt, M.E., Juranek, J., Cirino, P.T., Fletcher, J.M., Papanicolaou, A.C., & Ewing-Cobbs, L. (2007). Development and organization of human brain tissue compartments across lifespan using diffusion tensor imaging. Neuroreport, 18(16), 1735-1739.
  4. Cirino, P.T., Chin, C.E., Sevcik, R.A., Wolf, M., Lovett, M.W., & Morris, R.D. (2002). Measuring socioeconomic status: Reliability and preliminary validity for different approaches. Assessment, 9, 145-155.
  5. Chin, C.E., Ledesma, H., Cirino, P.T., Sevcik, R.A., Lovett, M., Wolf, M., & Morris, R. (2001). Relations between the Kaufman - Brief Intelligence Scale (K-BIT) and the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children - III (WISC-III) in children with reading disability. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 34, 2-8.