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Cynthia A Plotts

Cynthia Plotts
School Psychology
(512) 245-3086
(512) 245-8872
601 University Dr.
San Marcos, TX 78666    

Ph.D. School Psychology, University of Texas, 1987
BS Special Education, University of Texas, 1979

Research Interests:
Assessment of Adults & Children with Learning Disabilities; School-based Assessment and Intervention for Children with Traumatic; Brain Injury; Variables Predicting; Admission & Success in School Psychology Programs; Rare Disorders; Pervasive Developmental Disorders; Emotional Disturbance

Selected Publications


Plotts, C. A., & Lasser, J. (under contract). The School Psychologist as Counselor: A Practitioner’s Handbook. Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.

Webber, J., & Plotts, C. (2008). Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: Theory and Practice (5th Ed.). Boston, MA:  Allyn & Bacon.

Book Chapter

Plotts, C.A. (in press). Assessment of emotional/behavioral disorders. In J. P. Bakken, F. E. Obiakor, & Rotatori, T. (Eds.), Advances in Special Education. Bingley, UK: Emerald  Group Publishing Ltd.

 Refereed Journal Articles

Klose, L., Plotts, C., & Kozeneski, N., & Skinner-Foster, J. (in press). A review of assessment tools for diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders: Implications for school practice. Assessment for Effective Intervention.

Klose, L., Plotts, C., & Lasser, J. (in press). Participants' evaluation of consultation: Implications for training in school psychology. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education.

Klose, L.M., Plotts, C., & Lasser, J. (2010). Qualitative analysis of teacher and graduate student evaluations of consultation training experiences. Trainers’ Forum, 29(1), 24-37.

Plotts, C., Lasser, J., & Prater, S. (2008). Exploring sandplay therapy: Applications to individuals with traumatic brain injury. International Journal of Play Therapy, 17(2), 138-153.

Plotts, C. & Livermore, C. (2007).  Russell-Silver syndrome: A nonverbal learning disability case study. Applied Neuropsychology, 14(2), 124-134.

McGee, J., & Plotts, C. (2005, Winter). Should I stay or should I go? The school, the law, and the child with a brain injury, Premier Outlook, 5(24), 4-10.           

             Plotts, C., Scribner, A.P., Price, L, & Scholwinski, E. (2004, Winter).  Predictors and patterns of performance on the National School Psychology Exam in a specialist-level school psychology program. Trainer’s Forum, 23(2), 8-15.

            Ross-Gordon, J., Plotts, C., Joesel, J. N., & Wells, R.  (2003).  Assessment of adult learning disabilities: Multiple perspectives.  Adult Basic Education: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 13(3), 131-145.

            Plotts, C., & Webber, J. (2001-2002).  The role of developmental histories in the screening and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders.  Assessment for Effective Intervention, 27(1 & 2), 19-26.           

            Plotts, C. (2001).  Recognizing LD, ADHD, and TBI in adults.  Adult Learning,12(2), 5–7.

Plotts, C., Plotts, P., & Palomares, R. (2000, Winter).  Duty to warn? Not in Texas.  The Texas School Psychologist, 7(3), 2-3.

Plotts, C. & Ross-Gordon, J. (1999).  Adult learning disability assessment: Issues in postsecondary settings.  The Texas School Psychologist, 7(2), 17.

Plotts, C. (1998, Winter).  Review of Policy statement for documentation of a learning disability in adolescents and adults by Educational Testing Service.  The Texas School Psychologist, 6 (2), 2-3.

Holder, C. & Dodge, R. (1987).  Professional internships in school psychology: Fact or fiction? Professional Psychology, 18, 536-539.