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- Christina B Young, Sarah S Wu, Vinod Menon
- Psychological science
- 2012

Math anxiety is a negative emotional reaction to situations involving mathematical problem solving. Math anxiety has a detrimental impact on an individual's long-term professional success, but its neurodevelopmental origins are unknown. In a functional MRI study on 7- to 9-year-old children, we showed that math anxiety was associated with hyperactivity in… (More)

- Miriam Rosenberg-Lee, Ting Ting Chang, Christina B Young, Sarah Wu, Vinod Menon
- Neuropsychologia
- 2011

Although lesion studies over the past several decades have focused on functional dissociations in posterior parietal cortex (PPC) during arithmetic, no consistent view has emerged of its differential involvement in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. To circumvent problems with poor anatomical localization, we examined functional overlap… (More)

- Sarah S Wu, Meghan L Meyer, +4 authors Vinod Menon
- Developmental neuropsychology
- 2008

Although children's use of a variety of strategies to solve arithmetic problems has been well documented, there is no agreed on standardized and validated method for assessing this mix. We examined the convergent validity of typically achieving (TA, N = 39) and low achieving (LA, N = 20) second and third grade children's strategy choices in simple addition… (More)

- Tanya M Evans, John Kochalka, +4 authors Vinod Menon
- The Journal of neuroscience : the official…
- 2015

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Early numerical proficiency lays the foundation for acquiring quantitative skills essential in today's technological society. Identification of cognitive and brain markers associated with long-term growth of children's basic numerical computation abilities is therefore of utmost importance. Previous attempts to relate brain structure and function… (More)

- Sarah S. Wu, Maria Barth, Hitha Amin, Vanessa Malcarne, Vinod Menon
- Front. Psychology
- 2012

Although the detrimental effects of math anxiety in adults are well understood, few studies have examined how it affects younger children who are beginning to learn math in a formal academic setting. Here, we examine the relationship between math anxiety and math achievement in second and third graders. In response to the need for a grade-appropriate… (More)

- Erik G Willcutt, Stephen A Petrill, +4 authors Bruce F Pennington
- Journal of learning disabilities
- 2013

Reading disability (RD) and math disability (MD) frequently co-occur, but the etiology of this comorbidity is not well understood. Groups with RD only (N = 241), MD only (N = 183), and RD + MD (N = 188) and a control group with neither disorder (N = 411) completed a battery of measures of internalizing and externalizing psychopathology, social and academic… (More)

- Sarah S Wu, Erik G Willcutt, Emily Escovar, Vinod Menon
- Journal of learning disabilities
- 2014

Although behavioral difficulties are well documented in reading disabilities, little is known about the relationship between math ability and internalizing and externalizing behaviors. Here, we use standardized measures to investigate the relation among early math ability, math anxiety, and internalizing and externalizing behaviors in a group of 366 second… (More)

- Sarah S Wu, Lang Chen, Christian Battista, Ashley K Smith Watts, Erik G Willcutt, Vinod Menon
- Cognition
- 2017

Individual differences in children's math performance have been associated with math anxiety, attention problems, working memory (WM), and reading skills, but the mechanisms by which these factors jointly contribute to children's math achievement are unknown. Here, we use structural equation modeling to characterize the relation between these factors and… (More)

- Sarah S Wu, Erin Schoenfelder, Ray Chih-Jui Hsiao
- Child and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North…
- 2016

Although cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is widely recognized as the preferred treatment of psychiatric disorders, less is known about the application of CBT to substance use disorders, particularly in adolescence. This article discusses how CBT conceptualizes substance use and how it is implemented as a treatment of adolescent substance abuse. The… (More)

Although behavioral difficulties are well documented in reading disabilities, little is known about the relationship between math ability and internalizing and externalizing behaviors. Here, we use standardized measures to investigate the relation among early math ability, math anxiety, and internalizing and externalizing behaviors in a group of 366 second… (More)