Rebecca Vujnovic

Clinical Assistant Professor and the Director of Training for the School Psychology M.A./A.C. Program

Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology

 421 Baldy Hall
 716-645-1125
 vujnovic@buffalo.edu


ADHD Interventions
Behavioral Consultation
Treatment Integrity
Psychological Measurement & Assessment
Behavior Therapy
Process of Consultation

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Educational Background:

Ph.D., Counseling & School Psychology, University at Buffalo, 2010
B.A., Psychology, University at Buffalo, 2005

Licensure & Certification:
New York State Licensed Psychologist
Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP)

Courses Taught:
Present:
CEP 590: Individual Intelligence Testing
CEP 592: Psychological Assessment of Children and Adolescents
CEP 593A: Practicum in School Psychology (1st Year)
CEP 640: Perspectives in School Psychology
CEP 664: Process of Consultation
CEP 699: Internship in School Psychology

Past:
CEP 593B: Practicum in School Psychology (2nd Year)
CEP 650: Behavioral Therapy with Children & Adolescents

Research Interests:

Primary research interests include examining innovative applications of behavioral consultation for children and adolescents with and at-risk for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Specific research goals include: (a) supporting the implementation of interventions using an innovative behavioral consultation approach in applied settings; (b) examining the integrity with which interventions are implemented in applied settings for individuals with or at risk for ADHD; and (c) conducting randomized controlled trials as related to moderators and mediators of treatment outcomes.



Vujnovic, R.K., Fabiano, G.A., Morris, K., Norman, K.E., Hallmark, C., & Hartley, C. (in press). Examining School Psychologists’ and Teachers’ Application of Approaches within a Response to Intervention (RTI) Framework. Exceptionality.

Vujnovic, R.K., Fabiano, G.A., Pelham, W.E., Greiner, A., Waschbusch, D.A., Gera, S., Linke, S., Gormley, M., & Buck, M. (in press). The Student Behavior Teacher Response (SBTR) System: Preliminary psychometric properties of an observation system to assess teachers’ use of effective behavior management strategies in preschool classrooms. Education and Treatment of Children.

Vujnovic, R.K., Fabiano, G.A., Pariseau, M.E., Naylor, J. (2013). Parameters of adherence to a yearlong daily report card (DRC) intervention for students with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 23, 140-163.

Fabiano, G.A., Vujnovic, R.K., Waschbusch, D.A., Yu, J., Mashtare, T., Pariseau, M.E., Pelham, W.E., Parham, B, & Smalls, K.J. (2013). A Comparison of Experiential Versus Lecture Training for Improving Behavior Support Skills in Early Educators. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 28, 450-460.

Fabiano, G. A., Vujnovic, R.K., Pelham, W. E., Waschbusch, D. A., Massetti, G. M., Yu, J., Pariseau, M. E., Naylor, J., Robins, M. L., Carnefix, T., Greiner, A. R., Volker, M. (2010). Enhancing the effectiveness of special education programming for children with ADHD using a daily report card. School Psychology Review, 39, 219-239.

Volker, M.A., Lopata C., Vujnovic, R.K., Smerbeck, A., Tommey, JA., Rodgers, J.D., Schiavo, A., & Thomeer, M.L. (2010). Comparison of the Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt-II Test and Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration, Fifth Edition in samples of typical children and children with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 28, 187-200.

Fabiano, G.A., Vujnovic, R., Naylor, J., Pariseau, M., & Robins, M.L. (2009). An investigation of the technical adequacy of a daily behavior report card (DBRC) for monitoring progress of students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in special education placements. Assessment for Effective Intervention, 34, 231-241.

Book Chapters:

Fabiano, G.A., Vujnovic, R.K., & Pariseau, M.E. (2010). Peer Problems. In M. Hersen & J.C. Thomas (Eds.). Handbook of Clinical Psychology Competencies, New York: Springer.

Presentations:

Pariseau, M.P., & Vujnovic, R.K., (2010, October). Quick tips for teachers: Managing challenging behaviors in preschool classrooms. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the New York State Council for Exceptional Children, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Vujnovic, R.K., & Fabiano, G.A. (2010, October). Examining the integrity of a year long daily report card intervention. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the New York State Council for Exceptional Children, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Vujnovic, R.K., Fabiano, G.A., & Pelham, W.E. (2009, August). Examining treatment integrity and student outcome: A DRC intervention. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.

Vujnovic, R.K. (2009). Examining the influence of treatment integrity: Accuracy of daily report card intervention implementation and student outcome. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, State University of New York at Buffalo.

Fabiano, G.A., Pelham, W.E., Waschbusch, D.A., Massetti, G.M., Summerlee, M., Naylor, J., Vujnovic, R., Robins, M.L., Carnefix, T.B., Volker, M., Lopata, C., Rennemann, J., & Yu, J. (2008, June). Enhancing the Individualized Education Programs of children with ADHD using a Daily Report Card Procedure. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Institute of Educational Sciences, Washington, DC.

Naylor, J., Fabiano G.A., Summerlee, M.E., & Vujnovic, R.K. (2008, February). Enhancing the effectiveness of IEP’s using a daily report card. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Research Conference, New Orleans, LO.

Summerlee, M.E., Naylor, J., Vujnovic, R., Carnefix, T.B., Robins, M.L., Fabiano, G.A., Pelham, W.E., Waschbusch, D.A., Massetti, G.M., Volker, M., & Lopata, C.J. (2007, November). Evaluation of a brief homework intervention for students with ADHD who receive special education services: Preliminary results. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

Vujnovic, R.K., Fabiano, G.A., & Pelham, W.E. (2007, March). Treatment acceptability for ADHD: The increasing role of teachers. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, New York, NY.

Stauffacher, K., Vujnovic, R., & Ostrov, J. (2006, March). Prior experience with relational and physical aggression: Does experience shade coders’ observations? Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescents, San Francisco, CA.