Assistant Professor
Office:
Scarfe Office Block 2309

Education:

Texas A&M University, 2011, Ph.D.
Abilene Christian University, 2004, B.S.

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.  Dr. Weber’s current research projects focus on the promotion of cognitive skills in children considered at-risk. She is currently accepting Master’s and Doctoral level 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:

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:

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.

Weber, R., Johnson, A., & Wiley C. (February 2012). Hot and Cool Executive Functioning Advantages in Bilingual Children. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Weber, R., Youngman Johnson, A., & Wiley, C. (October 2011). Bilingual Advantages in Parent Reports of Executive Functioning. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Marco Island, FL, United  States.

Johnson, A., Liew, J., Weber, R., & Gutierrez, M. (March 2011). Executive Functioning Pediatric Weight Status: A Problem-Solving Framework. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

 

Research Funding Sources and Current Projects

MITACS Accelerate Program Grant (2016-2017)An Initial Evaluation of the Working Memory Impacts of a Cognitive Training Program for Children with Learning Disabilities

UBC Faculty of Education HSS Seed Grant (2016-2017)An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Cognitive and Academic Interventions for Pediatric Cancer Survivors

Hampton Research Grant (2014-2017): An Exploration of Cognitive Resilience in At-Risk Children from Diverse Linguistic Backgrounds

 

Courses Taught:

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