W. Paul Jones, Ed.D. Lab Director
Professor of Educational Psychology
Coordinator of School Psychology Doctoral Program

Mission of the Lab:

This department lab was formed in the Spring of 1998 with a focus on extending the knowledge base on applications of a battery for computer-based assessment of neuropsychological function, Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metrics.

In the fall of 2000, the lab was renamed to reflect an expansion of the mission to include study of the online delivery of psychological services, including psychotherapy and counseling (CyberCounseling). Studies in the lab through the years have resulted in numerous conference presentations and professional journal publications by faculty members in collaboration with our graduate students.

Through the years, the focus has evolved, the software has improved, but the central mission remains intact: empirical investigations conducted by faculty and graduate students to enhance the quality and extend the availability of neuropsychological assessment.

June 2012

Proposals by school psychology students Jackie Hart, Dorothy Parriott and by Paul Stolberg have been accepted for presentation at the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Academy of Neuropsychology in Nashville.

May 2012

The school psychology doctoral program has been approved as a Designated Doctoral Degree in Psychology by the joint committee of the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology and Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards.

April 2012

Dr. Tara Raines, Ph.D. from Georgia State University, has accepted our offer of a postion as a new faculty member in the school psychology program. Dr. Raines will begin in the fall semester of 2012.

March 2012

Doctoral student Leslie Hughes presented research poster, Adapting Reasoning Scale for Online Administration: Pilot Study, at the Annual Conference of the American College of Professional Neuropsychology.

Current Studies

Criterion Validity of Online Cognitive Assessment Scales
     Luria Scales: Online and ANAM
'Big Five' Personality Trait Scales
     Impact of reducing online response alternatives from five to two
Symbol-Digit Modalities Test
     Utility of SDMT as screener with children & adolescents

Studies in Preparation

Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metrics
     Utility of ANAM in identifying Autism Spectrum Disorder
Smart Phones & Tablets
     Migrating online scales for administration on smart phones and tablets

If you are a school psychology graduate student and would like to be considered for membership on one or more of the research teams in these investigations, please feel free to contact Dr. Jones.

Doctoral Student Recent Presentations

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