Instructor
Director of Training, BC School and Applied Child Psychology Internship
Director, PRTC Neuropsychological Assessment Clinic
Office:
Scarfe Office Block 2309

Education:

Texas A&M University, 2011, Ph.D.

Biography:

Dr. Weber possesses clinical expertise in conducting assessment and interventions in multidisciplinary, educational, and medical settings.  She has additional, specific expertise in pediatric neuropsychological assessment and its implications for school-age children and youth and postsecondary students.  Dr. Weber’s current research projects focus on the promotion of cognitive skills in children considered at-risk. She is not currently accepting students.

Scholarly Interests:

Cognitive Development in At-Risk Populations, Cognitive Correlates of Bilingualism and Second Language Learning, Development and Application of Executive Functioning Skills, Neurocognitive Functioning in Pediatric Cancer Survivors

Selected Publications:

Petersen-Brown, S., Henze, E. E. C., Klingbeil, D. A., Reynolds, J. L., Weber, R. C., &   Codding, R. S. (submitted July 2018). The use of touch devices for enhancing academic achievement: A meta-analysis.

Weber, R. C., Zhou, Q., McKee, J., & Pinto, J. C. B. R. (submitted March 2018). Multilingual  exposure in young children: Relationships between language exposure and executive functioning development.

Pinto, J. C. B. R., Weber, R., & Finger, I. (2017). Bilinguismo e Dislexia do Desenvolvimento. In Jerusa Salles (Ed.), Dislexia do Desenvolvimento. Sao Paulo, Brazil: Pearson Clinical Brasil.

Zebehazy, K. & Weber, R. (2017).  Critical thinking and Problem Solving. In M. Cay Holbrook, C. Kamei Hannan, & T. McCarthy (Eds.), Foundations of Education, Volume I  (Third Edition) (p. 456-470).  New York City: AFB Press.

Weber, R. C., Johnson, A., Riccio, C. A., & Liew, J.  (2016).  Balanced bilingualism and executive functioning in children.  Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 19 (2), 425-431.

Weber, R., Riccio, C., & Cohen, M. (2013).  How does Rey performance compare with measures of executive function in children?  Applied Neuropsychology: Child, 2 (1), 6-12.

Rae, W. A., Jensen Doss, A., Bowden, R., Mendoza, M., & Banda, T.  (2008).  Prescription privileges for psychologists: Comparing opinions between pediatricians and pediatric psychologists.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 33, 176-184.

Selected Presentations:

Maja, R., Motamed-Yeganeh, N., Denyer, R., Chiu, L., Boyd, L., & Weber, R. C..  (2018, August). Cognitive Outcomes of the Arrowsmith Program.  In R. C. Weber (Chair), Neurocognitive and Behavioral Outcome of the Arrowsmith Program. Symposium submitted for presentation at the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society (INS), New York, NY, USA.

Murphy, M., Denyer, R., Nguy, V., Boyd, L., & Weber, R. C. (2018, August). Academic Outcomes of the Arrowsmith Program. In R. C. Weber (Chair), Neurocognitive and Behavioral Outcome of the Arrowsmith Program. Symposium submitted for presentation at the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society (INS), New York, NY, USA. 

Weber, R. C., Martin, S., Murphy, M., Chiu, L., & Boyd, L. (2018, August). Executive Functioning Outcomes of the Arrowsmith Program. In R. C. Weber (Chair), Neurocognitive and Behavioral Outcome of the Arrowsmith Program. Symposium submitted for presentation at the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society (INS), New York, NY, USA.

Martin, S., Denyer, R., Paddack, R., Lisaingo, S., Boyd, L., & Weber, R. C. (2018, August). Emotional and Behavioral Outcomes of the Arrowsmith Program. In R. C. Weber (Chair), Neurocognitive and Behavioral Outcome of the Arrowsmith Program. Symposium submitted for presentation at the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society (INS), New York, NY, USA.

Pinto, J. C. B. R., Weber, R. C., Morton, M. L., & Walsh, K. (2017, June). The effects of language exposure and socioeconomic status on English receptive language in a linguistically diverse population. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Toronto, ON, Canada. 

Weber, R. C., Pinto, J. C. B. R., Walsh, K., & Morton, M. L. (2017, April). Linguistic exposure  and cognitive functioning in an at-risk sample. Poster presented at the biannual meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Austin, TX, USA.

Weber. R. C., Pinto, J. C. B. R., Thauberger, E., Morton, M. L., & Walsh, K. (2017, February). School, poverty, and cognitive development: A meta-analysis of current literature. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychology. San Antonio, TX, USA.

Weber, R. C., Reynolds, J. L., Petersen-Brown, S., Henze, E. E. C., & Codding, R. S. (2017, February). Cognitive processes and RTI: A meta-analysis of current literature. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychology. San Antonio, TX, USA.

Nguy, V. & Weber, R. C. (2017, February). Understanding multicultural psychoeducational assessment practices in British Columbia, Canada. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychology. San Antonio, TX, USA.

Pinto, J. C. B. R. & Weber, R. C. (2017, February). The influence of auditory processing on bilingualism: A literature review. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychology. San Antonio, TX, USA.

Weber, R., Lee, A., Walsh, K., Pinto, J. C. B. R., Leibovitz, D., & Morton, M. (August 2016). Family Variables, Poverty, and Child Cognitive Development: A Meta-analysis of Current Literature. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO, United States.

Weber, R. & Johnson, A. (February 2016). Risk Factors for Executive Functioning in Linguistically Diverse Children. In R. C. Weber (Chair), Risk Factors in the Development of Executive Functioning in Children. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, MA, United States.

Weber, R. & LaFavor, T. (February 2015). Meeting the Educational and Psychological Needs of Childhood Cancer Survivors. Mini-skills presentation conducted at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychology, Orlando, FL, United States.

Weber, R. (June 2014). Executive Functioning in Linguistically Diverse Children. In L. Ford (Chair), Contemporary Issues in Bilingual Assessment: Theoretical, Practice, and Research Considerations. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Weber, R. & Johnson, A. (May 2014). Balanced Bilingualism and Executive Functioning Advantages in Children. In J. Liew and R. Weber (Chairs), Bilingual and Bicultural Perspectives on Executive Functions Across the Lifespan. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Association of the Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA, United States.

Weber, R. & Johnson, A. (February 2013). Selective Attention in Bilingual and Monolingual Children. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Waikoloa, HI, United States.

Theoretical Orientation:

Ecological
Cognitive-Behavioral
Biological

Research Projects:

The Wall Opera Project: This project examines the neurocognitive changes apparent in students training in the UBC opera program.

Arrowsmith Multi-year Analysis: This project examines the neurocognitive changes associated with participation in the Arrowsmith cognitive training program.

Pediatric Cancer Meta-Analysis: This project is evaluating the effects of cancer treatment on the cognitive and academic functioning of pediatric cancer survivors and the effectiveness of known interventions on these skills.

Creativity and Problem Solving in Students with Visual Impairments: This project is exploring the development and implications of creativity, problem solving, and executive functioning skills within students with visual impairments.

Creating a Bioecological Model of Cognitive Development in At-Risk Children: This project is synthesizing current knowledge regarding the development of executive functioning skills in children growing up in poverty and the relevant ways in which this development is supported.

Courses Taught:

EPSE 534 Academic Assessment in Schools
EPSE 568 Applied Developmental Neuropsychology
EPSE 535 Social and Emotional Assessment in Schools