Robert F Newby

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Behavioral assessment techniques have been shown to make a significant contribution in the evaluation of stimulant medication response in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. This article examines the role of a behavioral measure consisting of standardized observation of a child while he or she performs an academic-like task (Restricted(More)
BACKGROUND Children with sickle cell disease (SCD) demonstrate deficits in cognitive and academic functioning. This study compared the academic attainment of children with SCD relative to national, state, and local school district rates for African American students. METHODS A retrospective chart review of children with SCD was completed and academic(More)
Four theoretical factor models for a modified Halstead-Reitan battery were formulated, drawing from previous work by Swiercinsky, Royce and co-workers, Christensen and Luria, and Lezak. The relative explanatory power of these four models for this particular battery in an adult neuropsychiatric population was examined using confirmatory factor analysis. None(More)
Five 8- to 10-year-old children with dysphonetic and dyseidetic dyslexia were given instruction in reading comprehension using a story grammar strategy in which story instruction was differentially designed to match the simultaneous or sequential mental processing strengths of each dyslexia subtype. A multiple baseline, single subject experimental design(More)
Studied several novel analyses of the correspondence between two popular MMPI short forms and the full MMPI, including multivariate profile analyses and analyses of change scores. Pre- and posttreatment MMPIs were collected from 100 veterans in a treatment program for alcohol and drug problems. Scores for the Faschingbauer Abbreviated MMPI and the MMPI-168(More)
The relationships between the Achievement, Intellectual Screening, and Development scales from the Personality Inventory for Children (PIC) and a comprehensive neuropsychological battery were examined in a sample of 49 children with histories of behavioral problems, learning problems, or both but without known neurological impairments or pervasive(More)
Neuropsychological deficits, including difficulties with attention, are well described in children with sickle cell disease (SCD). Very little is known about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children with SCD. The objective of this study was to determine the proportion of ADHD in children with SCD referred for neuropsychological(More)
We present the most extensive neuropsychological and language assessment yet reported of patients diagnosed with Floating-Harbor Syndrome (FHS), a rare genetic condition characterized by dysmorphid figures, short stature, and speech-onset delay. This is also the second reported occurrence of both a mother and daughter with FHS. Whereas the child(More)
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