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Jessica Emick, PhD
Doctoral Faculty - School of Psychology
PhD, University of Maryland
College Park, 2007
MA, University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO, 2003
Areas of Instruction
Scholarly & Professional Interests
Honors and Awards
Other Professional Activities
Areas of Instruction:
Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies
Scholarly & Professional Interests:
School Based Consultation
Therapy with Children and Families
Development of Executive Functioning
Assessment Issues Related to Infants and Young Children
2007-present: Ohio Psychological Association (2007-Current)
2003-present: American Psychological Association (2003-Current)
2005-2007: American Educational Research Association
Honors and Awards:
2006: CAPS Dissertation Award, University of Maryland Department of Counseling and Personnel Services
2006: Goldhauber Travel Grant, University of Maryland Graduate School
2002-2003: Colorado Graduate Fellowship, University of Northern Colorado Department of Psychology
Welsh, M., & Emick, J. (2011). Tower of Hanoi performance in first-grade children participating in the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (SECCYD). Manuscript under preparation.
Kopriva, R., Wiley, D.E., & Emick, J. (2007). Status 2007: Inspecting the validity of large-scale assessment score inferences for ELLs and others under more optimal testing conditions--Does it measure up. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED. 497497).
Kopriva, R., Wiley, D.E., Emick, J.E. (2007). Inspecting the Validity of Large-Scale Assessment Score Inferences for ELLs and Others under More Optimal Testing Conditions—Does it Measure Up? Paper commissioned for the Assessment and Accountability Comprehensive Center, WESTED, San Francisco, CA.
Kopriva, R., Emick, J., Hipolito-Delgado, C., & Cameron, C. (2007). Do proper accommodation assignments make a difference? Examining the impact of improved decision-making on scores for ELLs. Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 26, 11-20.
Winter, P., Kopriva, R., Chen, S., Emick, J. (2006). Exploring individual and item factors that affect assessment validity for diverse learners: Results from a large-scale cognitive lab. Learning and Individual Differences, 16, 267-276.
Emick, J.E. & Welsh, M. (2005). Association between formal operational thought and executive function as measured by the Tower of Hanoi-Revised Learning and Individual Differences, 15, 177-188.
Karlin, N.J., Emick, J., Mehls, E. & Murry, F.R. (2005). Comparison of Efficacy and Ageism Levels Between Psychology and Nursing Students. Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, 26(2), 81-96.
Emick, J., Glick, K., & Schumenr, A. (2011, June). How to do more with less: How to create a successful learning environment. Presented at the Milestones conference on Autism and Aspergers in Cleveland, OH.
Emick, J. (2010, November). Professional Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Birth to 5 Population. Presented at the Midwest Symposium on Autism and Asperger's in Minneapolis, MN.
Emick, J. (2010, November). Developmental Indicators Of ASDs: Birth To 5 Population. Presented at the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) in Columbus,Ohio
Emick, J., Marker, C., & Cunningham, W. (2009, October). Research-based Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Interventions: Individual, Group, and School. Presented at the Ohio Psychological Association in Columbus, Ohio.
Emick, J. (2008, October). The Nuts and Bolts of Autism Evaluation: From Screening Comprehensive Assessment. Presented at the Ohio Psychological Association in Columbus, Ohio.
Marker, C., Weeks, M., Pohlman, K., Kraegel, I., & Emick, J. (2008, April). Treatment for Children with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders. Presented at the National Conference in Child Health Psychology, Miami, FL.
Johnstone, C., Allman, C., Altman, Emick, J., Hall, T., Ketterlin-Gellar, L., Thurlow, M., & Tindal, G. (2007, April). Universal Design of Assessment: Report from a Researchers’ Summit. Presented at the American Educational Research Association national meeting, Chicago, IL.
Emick, J., & Kopriva, R. (2007, April) The Validity of Large-Scale Assessment Scores for ELs Under Best Practices Testing Conditions: Does Validity Vary by Language Proficiency? Presented at the American Educational Research Association national meeting, Chicago, IL.
Emick, J. (2006, April). Joint play and executive function: Secondary analysis of longitudinal data. A poster presented at the 2006 American Educational Research Association national meeting, San Francisco, CA.
Emick, J., Mann, H., Kopriva, R., & Ming-Yi, C. (2006, April). Language Liaisons: American Educational Research Association national meeting, San Francisco, CA.
Emick, J., Kopriva, R., Chen Su, C., Mislevy, R., & Carr, T. (2006, April). Achieving accurate results for diverse learners: Access-enhanced item development. A paper discussion presented at the 2006 American Educational Research Association national meeting, San Francisco, CA.
2004-2007: Contract ($700) with Riverside Publishing Company, per training, for providing private trainings regionally and nationally on the
Battelle Developmental Inventory 2
2005-2006: Contract ($500) with the Riverside Publishing Company for the try-out of the
Cognitive Assessment System-Revised
2002-2003: Contract ($1500) with Riverside Publishing Company for national standardization (validity and stability)and field test (palm software) of the
Battelle Developmental Inventory 2
2002: Contract ($2000) with Riverside Publishing Company for national standardization (convergent validity and stability) of the
Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale Fifth Edition.
Doctoral Faculty, School of Psychology, Fielding Graduate University.
Other Professional Activities:
2009-present: Child and Youth Behavioral Military and Family Life Consultant,
Mental Health Network Government Services, US and Europe.
2008-present: Psychologist Supervisor,
Total Education Solutions, Cleveland, OH.
2008-2011: Internship Co-Training Director,
Daily Behavioral Health, Cleveland, OH.
2007-2010: Adjunct Faculty Member, Argosy University Online.
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