Research Publications

Below we have included links to numerous scientific, peer-reviewed articles (or their abstracts) pertaining to dyslexia and language based learning disabilities, attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder, or pervasive developmental disorders (e.g., autism) authored or co-authored by Kytja Voeller, M.D. or Jill Gitten Aloia, Ph.D. Click on the author(s) to be redirected to the publication or abstract.

Dyslexia and Language Based Learning Disabilities

Torgesen, Joseph & Wagner, Richard & Rashotte, Carol & Alexander, Ann & Voeller, Kytja & Conway, Tim. (2017). Prevention and remediation of reading disabilities. .

Voeller, K.K.S.. (2004). A multidimensional perspective on learning disabilities. Journal of Child Neurology. 19. 738-739.

Sundheim ST, Voeller KK. (2004). Psychiatric implications of language disorders and learning disabilities: risks and management. Journal of Child Neurology, 19(10), 814-826.

Voeller KK. (2004). Dyslexia. Journal of Child Neurology, 19(10), 740-794.

Torgesen JK, Alexander AW, Wagner RK, Rashotte CA, Voeller KK, Conway T. (2001). Intensive remedial instruction for children with severe reading disabilities: immediate and long-term outcomes from two instructional approaches. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 34(1), 33-58, 78.

Heilman KM, Voeller K, Alexander AW. (1996). Developmental dyslexia: a motor-articulatory feedback hypothesis. Annals of Neurology, 39(3), 407-412.

Voeller KK. (1995). Clinical neurologic aspects of the right-hemisphere deficit syndrome. Journal of Child Neurology, 10 Suppl 1, S16-22.

Leonard CM, Voeller KK, Lombardino LJ, Morris MK, Hynd GW, Alexander AW, Andersen HG, Garofalakis M, Honeyman JC, Mao J, et al. (1993). Anomalous cerebral structure in dyslexia revealed with magnetic resonance imaging. Archives of Neurology, 50(5), 461-469.

W Alexander, Ann & G Andersen, Helen & C Heilman, Patricia & K S Voeller, Kytja & Torgesen, Joseph. (1991). Phonological awareness training and remediation of analytic decoding deficits in a group of severe dyslexic. Annals of dyslexia, 41. 193-206. 10.1007/BF02648086.

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Gitten JC, Winer JL, Festa EK, Heindel WC. (2006). Conditional associative learning of spatial and object information in children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Child Neuropsychology, 12(1), 39-56.

Voeller KK. (2004). Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Journal of Child Neurology, 19(10), 798-814.

Powell KB, Voeller KK. (2004). Prefrontal executive function syndromes in children. Journal of Child Neurology, 19(10), 785-797.

Hynd GW, Hern KL, Novey ES, Eliopulos D, Marshall R, Gonzalez JJ, Voeller KK. (1993). Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder and asymmetry of the caudate nucleus. Journal of Child Neurology, 8(4), 339-347.

Heilman KM, Voeller KK, Nadeau SE. (1991). A possible pathophysiologic substrate of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Child Neurology, 6 (Suppl), S76-81.

Voeller KK. (1991). Toward a neurobiologic nosology of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Child Neurology, 6 (Suppl), S2-8.

Voeller KK. (1991). What can neurological models of attention, intention, and arousal tell us about attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder? (1991). Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 3(2), 209-216.

Voeller KK. (1991). Clinical management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Child Neurology, 6 (Suppl), S51-67.

Pervasive Developmental Disorders

Farmer JE, Deidrick KM, Gitten JC, Fennell EB, Maria BL. (2006). Parenting stress and its relationship to the behavior of children with Joubert syndrome. Journal of Child Neurology, 21(21), 163-167.

Luescher JL, Dede DE, Gitten JC, Fennell E, Maria BL. (1999). Parental burden, coping, and family functioning in primary caregivers of children with Joubert syndrome. Journal of Child Neurology, 14(10), 642-648; discussion 669-672.

Fennell EB, Gitten JC, Dede DE, Maria BL. (1999). Cognition, behavior, and development in Joubert syndrome. Journal of Child Neurology, 14(9), 592-596.

Maria BL, Quisling RG, Rosainz LC, Yachnis AT, Gitten J, Dede D, Fennell E. (1999). Molar tooth sign in Joubert syndrome: clinical, radiologic, and pathologic significance. Journal of Child Neurology, 14(6), 368-376.

Gitten J, Dede D, Fennell E, Quisling R, Maria BL. (1998). Neurobehavioral development in Joubert syndrome. Journal of Child Neurology, 13(8), 391-397.

Miller, S.A., Holmes, H.A, Gitten, J., & Danbury, J. (1997). Children’s understanding of false beliefs that result from developmental misconceptions. Cognitive Development, 12, 21-51.

Voeller KK. (1996). Brief report: developmental neurobiological aspects of autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 26(2), 189-193.

Leonard, Christiana & A. Williams, Charles & Nicholls, Robert & Frank Agee, O & K. S. Voeller, Kytja & C. Honeyman, Janice & V. Staab, Edward. (1993). Angelman and Prader-Willi syndrome: A magnetic resonance imaging study of differences in cerebral structure. American journal of medical genetics. 46. 26-33. 10.1002/ajmg.1320460107.

Leonard, Christiana & K. S. Voeller, Kytja & M. Kuldau, John. (1991). When’s a Smile a Smile? Or How to Detect a Message by Digitizing the Signal. Psychological Science – PSYCHOL SCI. 2. 166-172. 10.1111/j.1467-9280.1991.tb00125.x.

Published Abstracts

Dyslexia and Language Based Learning Disabilities

Aloia, J.G., Ward, K., Pasha, S., Riordan, J., Voeller, K. (2011). Improvements in rapid naming following intensive intervention in phonological awareness. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.

Schlenz, A., Aloia, J.G., Voeller, K. (2008). Rapid naming deficits may simply be processing speed deficits in children diagnosed with Developmental Dyslexia. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 14(1), 22.

Voeller, K., Schlenz, A., & Aloia, J. (2008) Neurophysiological factors that impact on rapid naming speed. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 20(2), 232-234.

Corriveau, K., Festa-Martino, E., Winer, J., Gitten, J., Heindel, W.C. (2003). Dissociation between two types of word form priming in Developmental Dyslexia. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 9(2), 218.

Corriveau, K., Festa-Martino, E., Winer, J., Gitten, J., Heindel, W.C. (2003). Increased visual persistence in children and adults with Developmental Dyslexia. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 9(2), 218.

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Ward, K., Aloia, J.G., Riordan, J. & Voeller, K. (2011). Attentional impairment does not predict response to phonological awareness treatment or concomitant improvement in rapid automatized naming. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences.

Gitten, J., Fennel, E., Dede, D., Boggs, S., Miller, S., Bordini, E., & Maria, B. (2003). Shifting and sustained attention deficits in children with ADHD. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 9(2), 181.

Winer, J., Gitten, J., Corriveau, K., Festa-Martino, E., Heindel, W. (2003). Conditional associative learning of spatial and object information in ADHD. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 9(2), 179.

Gitten, J., Marcotte, A., Stern, C., Lockwood, K., & Heindel, B. (2002) A multifactorial study of attention in children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 8(2), 311.

Pervasive Developmental Disorders

Morris, J., Aloia, J.G, Riordan, J., Masi, A., & Voeller, KKS. (2011). No words for feelings: The emotional word fluency test. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. 

Farmer, J.E., McCann, K.K., Horwitz, E., Fennel, E.B., Gitten, J.C., Jackson, A., & Maria, B.L. (2003). Adaptive and maladaptive behaviors in children with Joubert syndrome. Pediatric Research, 53 (4), 69A.

Gitten, J., Dede, D., Fennell, E., & Maria, B. (1998). Neurobehavioral development and associated MRI findings of children with Joubert sydrome. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 4(2), 22.