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Janice Grskovic

Associate Dean

Hawthorn Hall 349

Publications

Publications - Refereed Journals, Book Chapters, and Reports

Grskovic, J. A. (2012). Skills for preparing general education teachers for more successful inclusion: An American model.   Heilpadagogische Forschung, 38(4), 208-215.

Grskovic, J. A. (2012). Program report for Indiana University Northwest School of Education: Exceptional needs: Mild interventions. Submitted to the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Council for Exceptional Children.

Grskovic, J. A. (2012). Program report for Indiana University Northwest School of Education: Teaching all learners--Elementary general and special education. Submitted to the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Council for Exceptional Children.

Dodson. D. H., Grskovic, J. A., & Alford, G. R. (in submission). A comparison of the effects of concrete and virtual manipulatives on the multiplication fact achievement of urban third graders with and without disabilities.

Grskovic, J. A., & Trzcinka, S. M. (2012). Effectively teaching all learners. In Henson, K. T. Methods for teaching in diverse middle-level and secondary classrooms (2nd ed). (pp. 248-253). Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing. ISBN: 978-0-7575-9679-7

Trzcinka, S. M., & Grskovic, J. A. (2011). Mining reflections for the disposition to teach in special education. Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, 11(1), 56-67.

Grskovic, J. A., & Trzcinka, S. M. (2011). Essential standards for preparing secondary content teachers to effectively teach students with mild disabilities in included settings. American Secondary Education, 39(1). 94-106.

Grskovic, J. A., & Zentall, S. S. (2010). Understanding ADHD in girls: Identification and social characteristics. The International Journal of Special Education, 25(1), 171-184.

Kercood, S., & Grskovic, J. A. (2010). Reducing the effects of auditory and visual distraction on the math performances of students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 15(1), 1-11.

Goetze, H., & Grskovic, J. A.  (2010). The effects of peer-facilitated filial therapy - A play tutor approach. The Journal of Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies, 8 (4), 282-298.

Kercood, S., & Grskovic, J. A.  (2009). The effects of highlighting on the math computation performance of students with attention problems. Education and Treatment of Children, 32 (2), 231-241.

Emmert, S., Kercood, S., & Grskovic, J. A. (2009). A comparison of the effects of tactile and auditory stimulation and choice on the problem solving of students with attention disorders. The Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, Winter, 5-13. 

Grskovic, J. A., & Goetze, H. (2008). Short term filial therapy with German mothers: Findings from a controlled study. The International Journal of Play Therapy, 17(1), 39-51.

Kercood, S., Grskovic, J. A., Lee, D. L., & Emmert, S. (2007). The effects of fine motor movement and tactile stimulation on the problem solving of students with attention problems. The Journal of Behavioral Education, 16, 303-310.

Grskovic, J. A., & Goetze, H. (2006). Special education teacher preparation in the U.S.: Indiana University Northwest, a representative example. Sonderpedagogic, 36(1), 32-39.

Grskovic, J. A., & Goetze, H. (2005). An evaluation of the effects of Life Space Crisis Intervention on the challenging behavior of individual students. Reclaiming Children and Youth, 13, 231-235.

Grskovic, J. A., Hall, A. M., Montgomery, D. J., Vargas, A. U., Zentall, S. S., &  Belfiore, P. J. (2004). Reducing time-out assignments for students with emotional/behavioral disorders in a self-contained classroom: Class-wide implications. Journal of Behavioral Education, 13, 25-36.

Holliday, D. C., & Grskovic, J. A. (2002). Using political cartoons: An activity for students of every ability. Middle Level Learning, 15, M8-M9.

Zentall, S. S., Moon, S., Hall, A.M., & Grskovic, J. (2001). Learning and motivational characteristics of boys with giftedness and/or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Exceptional Children, 67, 499-519.

Moon, S. M., Zentall, S. S., Grskovic, J. A., Hall, A. M., & Stormont-Spurgin, M., (2001). Emotional and social characteristics of boys with AD/HD and giftedness: A comparative case study.  Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 24, 207-247.

Zentall, S. S., Grskovic, J., Javorsky, J., & Hall, A. M. (2000). Effects of noninformational color on reading test performance of students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Diagnostique, 25, 129-146.

Moon, S., Zentall, S., Grskovic, J., & Hall, A. (1997).  Families of boys with intellectual giftedness and AD/HD. National Association for Gifted Children Research Briefs, 17, 185-203.

Vargas, A. U., Grskovic, J. A., Belfiore, P. J., & Halbert-Ayala, J. L. (1997). Improving migrant student's spelling of English and Spanish words with error correction. Journal of Behavioral Education, 7, 13-23.

Grskovic, J. A. & Belfiore, P. J. (1996). Improving the spelling of students with disabilities.  The Journal of Behavioral Education, 6, 343-353.

Grskovic, J. A., & Zentall, S. S. (1996).  Aufmerksamkeits-und Hyperaktivitätsstörungen im Klassenraum - Kinder mit AD/HD verstehen und im Unterricht unterstützen.  [Understanding and accommodating AD/HD in the classroom].  In H. Goetze (Ed.), Schulische Erziehungshilfe- grenzüberschreitend  [School related educational assistance for BD youth: Going beyond school structures] (pp. 169-174).  Potsdam, Germany: Universität Potsdam.

Belfiore, P. J., Grskovic, J. A., Murphy, A. M., & Zentall, S. S. (1996). The effects of antecedent color on reading for students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and learning disabilities. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 29, 432-438.

Grskovic, J. A., Zentall, S. S., & Stormont-Spurgin, M. (1995). Time estimation and planning abilities:  Students with and without disabilities. Behavioral Disorders, 20, 197-203.

ERIC Documents

Zentall, S. S., Moon, S. M., Hall, A. M., Grskovic, J. A. (1997).  Learning characteristics of boys with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and/or giftedness. ERIC#: ED407791

Materials Developed

Curricula:  Zentall, S. S., Javorsky, J., Grskovic, J. A., & Hall, A. M. (1996). ZENTALL'S A.NBCurriculum.  Novelty Interventions for Youth with Attention Deficit Disorder:  Inservice and Preservice Applications.

Assessment Instruments:  Zentall, S. S., & Grskovic, J. A. (in progress).  Girls with AD/HD Are Different (GAAD). Rating scale for AD/HD in girls.

Presentations

Invited Addresses

Grskovic, J. (1996, Sept.).  Understanding and accommodating ADHD in the classroom.  Paper presented at Schulische Erziehungshilfe Grenzüberschreitend  (School Related Educational Assistance for BD Youth: Going Beyond School Structures), Universität Potsdam.  Potsdam, Germany.

International/National Refereed Conference Presentations

Kim, E. J., & Grskovic, J. A., (2014, May). Continuing obstacles to active parent involvement in urban special education. Council for Exceptional Children, Philadelphia, PA.

Grskovic, J. A., & Trzcinka, S. M. (2013, November). Dismantling barriers to paraprofessional improvement in urban schools: A data-based collaborative approach.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Council for Exceptional Children Teacher Education Division, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 

Kercood, S., & Grskovic, J. A. (2013, January). Health factors for families of children with disabilities. Paper presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.

Kercood, S., & Grskovic, J. A. (2012). Contingencies that influence the health behaviors of children with autism and their families. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Seattle, WA.

Grskovic, J. A., Dodson. D. H. & Trzcinka, S. M. (2012).  A comparison of the effects of concrete and virtual manipulatives on the multiplication fact achievement of urban third graders with and without disabilities. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Seattle, WA.

Grskovic, J. A., Trzcinka, S. M., & Kercood, S. (2011, May). A time series alternative for assessment 5 of the national Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education specialized professional associations process. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Denver, Co.

Trzcinka, S. M., & Grskovic, J. A. (2010, May). Mining reflections for the disposition to teach in special education. Paper presented at the International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education, Nashville, TN.

Grskovic, J. A., & Theus, A. (2009, May). The effects of interspersal on the sight word reading of students with moderate mental disabilities. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Phoenix, AZ.

Grskovic, J. A., Trzcinka, S. M., & Rasheed, S. A. (2009, April). Using the CEC standards to guide curriculum for pre-service secondary content teachers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Council for Exceptional Children, Seattle, WA.

Nigam, R., Grskovic, J. A., & Grskovic, J. B. (2008, May). The effects of speech output on graphic symbol combination learning. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.

Rasheed, S. A., & Grskovic, J. A. (2007, Oct.). The essence of functional behavioral assessment. Paper presented at the CCBD International Conference, Ensuring a Brighter Future for Troubled Children and Youth: Challenges and Solutions. Dallas, TX.

Trzcinka, S. M., & Grskovic, J. A. (2007). Building capacity for successful inclusion of students with emotional and behavioral disabilities: Applying the Circle of Courage as a framework for successful collaborations. Paper presented at the CCBD International Conference, Ensuring a Brighter Future for Troubled Children and Youth: Challenges and Solutions. Dallas, TX.

Grskovic, J. A., Kercood. S., Rasheed, S., & Trzcinka, S. M. (2007, May). Research-based practices in math problem solving for students with attention disorders. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the Council for Exceptional Children, Louisville, KY.

Hall, A. M., & Grskovic, J. A. (2007, Oct.). Environmental education in the classroom for students with EBD. Paper presented at the CCBD International Conference, Ensuring a Brighter Future for Troubled Children and Youth: Challenges and Solutions. Dallas, TX.

Kercood. S., & Grskovic, J. A., (2007, May). The effects of highlighting on the performance accuracy and behavior of students with ADHD during math computation tasks. Paper proposed for the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego, CA.

Grskovic, J. A., Engel, K., Robles, A., Janiga, M., & Hall, A. (2006, Nov.). Data-based teaching decisions. Paper presented at the International Child &Adolescent Conference XIII: Research-based Practices to Improve Learning and Social Outcomes for Students, Bloomington, MN

Grskovic, J. A., Nolan, J., & Kercood, S.  (2006, Nov.). Interpreting measures of teacher dispositions. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Portland.

Kercood, S., & Grskovic, J. A. (2006, Nov.). Attention deficit disorders and math problem solving. Paper presented at the 57th Annual Conference of the International Dyslexia Association: Racing to Literacy, Indianapolis, IN.

Kercood, S., & Grskovic, J. A. (2006, May). Distractibility in the classroom: Effects of fine motor activity on mathematics performance. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta, GA.

Emmert, S. I., Kercood, S., & Grskovic, J. A., (2006, May). The effects of auditory vs fine motor tactile stimulation on the problem solving of students with ADHD. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta, GA.

Grskovic, J. A., Grskovic, J. D., Grskovic, J. L, & Hall, A. M. (2006, April). Collaborative partnerships: Highly qualified teachers working together. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Council for Exceptional Children, Salt Lake City.

Trzcinka, S. M., & Grskovic, J. A. (2006, March). The 4 Cs: Containing contagion through collaboration and inclusion. Paper presented at the Positive Behavior Support Conference, Reno, NV.

Hall, A. M., & Grskovic, J. A., (Nov. 2005). Guided Imagery Techniques to Reduce Stress and Improve Learning. Paper presented at the meeting of the Council for Children with Behavior Disorders International Conference on Children and Youth with Behavioral Disorders.  Dallas (Irving), Texas.

Sandoval, P., Grskovic, J. A., Cate-Clements, C., Venditti, K., & Nolan, J. (2005, Oct.). Creating instruments and processes to measure teacher dispositions in a teacher education program. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Toronto.

Kercood, S., Grskovic, J. A., & Hall, A. M., (2005, May). The effects of fine motor tactile stimulation on the problem solving of students with ADHD in visual and auditory tasks. Paper to be presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Zentall, S. S., Kuester, D. A., & Grskovic, J. A.  (2005, April).  Planning Successful Group Activities to Include Students with ADHD: Research Based. Paper presented at the meeting of the Council for Exceptional Children, Baltimore, MD.

Cate-Clements, C., Sandoval, P., & Grskovic, J. A. (2004, Nov.). Tightening the screws from all directions: Evaluation of student services in education. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Atlanta, GA.

Grskovic, J. A., Hall, A. M., & Harader, D. L. (2004, Jan.). Non-traditional routes to certification in special education: Two models. Paper presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.

Sandoval, P. & Grskovic, J. A. (2003, Nov.). Creating a unit assessment system to meet the National Council for Accreditation of Teachers (NCATE) 2000 standards. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Reno, NV.

Hall, A. M. & Grskovic, J. A. (2003, Oct.). Effective communication for conflict situations. Paper presented at the meeting of the Council for Children with Behavior Disorders International Conference, St. Louis, MO.

Hall, A. M. & Grskovic, J. A. (2002, Nov.). A learning station for homework help. Paper presented at the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality First International Summit on Improving Care for Children with ADHD, Orlando, Fl.

Grskovic, J. A. (2002, May). Using applied behavior analysis to solve everyday problems: Teaching ABA to teachers.  Symposium presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Toronto.  Grskovic, J. A., Chair, Hall, A., Discussant.

Hall, A. M. & Grskovic, J. A. (2001, Oct.).  “Come on, hurry up, You’re so stupid,”  Social skills and students with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Paper presented at the meeting of the Council for Children with Behavior Disorders International Conference on Children and Youth with Behavioral Disorders, Atlanta, GA.

Grskovic, J. A. & Hall, A. M. (2001, Oct.). Vocabulary development of African-American learners. Paper presented at the meeting of the Council for Children with Behavior Disorders International Conference on Children and Youth with Behavioral Disorders, Atlanta, GA

Hetzroni, O., Grskovic, J. A., & Tannous, J. (2001, May).  Using a computer program to enhance appropriate communication of children with autism.  Paper to be presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, New Orleans, LA. 

Hetzroni, O., Grskovic, J. A., & Shrieber, B. (2001, May).  Using a word processor to improve the writing skills of students with learning disabilities. Paper to be presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, New Orleans, LA. 

Hetzroni, O., Grskovic, J. A., Landau, O., & Ben-Zvi, A. (2001, May).  Partnerships with families: Communication intervention in a preschool for toddlers with developmental disabilities. Paper to be presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, New Orleans, LA. 

Grskovic, J. A. (2000, Nov.).  Girls are different.  Paper presented at the International Adolescent Conference:  Programming for the Needs of Adolescents with Behavioral Disorders, Portland, OR.

Hall, A. M., & Grskovic, J. A. (2000, Nov.).  Help for students with behavior disorders in nonclassroom school settings.  Paper presented at the International Adolescent Conference:  Programming for the Needs of Adolescents with Behavioral Disorders, Portland, OR.

Grskovic, J. A. & Jones, C.  (2000, May). First timers: Teaching behavior analysis to urban special education teachers. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Washington D. C.

Grskovic, J. A.  (1999, Oct.). Girls with AD/HD:  Characteristics and outcomes. Paper presented at the meeting of the Council for Children with Behavior Disorders International Conference on Children and Youth with Behavioral Disorders.  Dallas (Irving), Texas.

Grskovic, J. A.  (1998, Sept.). Using "their" music to teach social, emotional, and academic objectives to adolescents with behavioral disorders.  Paper presented at the International Adolescent Conference:  Programming for the Needs of Adolescents with Behavioral Disorders, IX.  Bethesda, MD.

Grskovic, J. A. & Vargas, A. U. (1997, Oct.).  Effective spelling instruction for students with behavior disorders in English and Spanish contexts.  Paper presented at the meeting of the CCBD International Conference on Children and Youth with Behavioral Disorders.  Dallas (Irving), Texas.

Moon, S. M., Zentall, S. S., Grskovic, J. A., & Hall, A. M. (1997, March). Social/emotional characteristics of children with AD/HD and giftedness in school and family contexts.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Zentall, S. S., Moon, S. M., Grskovic, J. A., & Hall, A. M. (1997, March).  Learning characteristics of boys with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and/or giftedness.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Grskovic, J. A., & Belifore, P. J. (1996, May).  The effects of error correction on the spelling accuracy of students with disabilities.  Symposium presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Francisco, CA.  Belfiore, P. J., Chair, Kameenui, E., Discussant.

Zentall, S. S., & Grskovic, J. A. (1996, April).  Educational strategies for students with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Council for Exceptional Children, Orlando, FL.

Vargas, A. U. & Grskovic, J. A. (1995, Oct.).  A comparison of the preferences of ethnically/racially diverse EH students for teachers who are of similar or different race. Paper presented at the meeting of the Council for Children with Behavior Disorders International Conference on Behavioral Disorders, Dallas, TX.

Grskovic, J. A., & Belifore, P. J. (1995, May). The effects of non-repetitive active response practice on the spelling of students with emotional disabilities.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Washington D. C.

Grskovic, J. A. (1995, April). Time estimation and planning abilities:  Students with and without disabilities.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Council for Exceptional Children, Indianapolis, IN.

Zentall, S. S., Moon, S., Stormont-Spurgin, M., Hall, A. M., Grskovic, J. A. (1995, April.). Weird and Wonderful:  Classrooms for students with ADHD and/or giftedness.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Council for Exceptional Children, Indianapolis, IN.

Grskovic, J. A., Montgomery, D. J., Hall, A.M., Vargas, A. U., Morphew, J., Belfiore, P. J., Goetze, H., & Zentall, S. S. (1994, May). The effects of active responding on time-out for students with emotional disabilities in a segregated facility.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta, GA.

Zentall, S. S., & Grskovic, J. A. (1994, April). Educate teachers to accommodate for ADD:  It's as easy as ...A-NBC.  Paper presented at the annual international convention of the Council for Exceptional Children, Denver, CO.

Grskovic, J. A., & Murphy A. (1993, May). The effects of novelty on reading for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

State/Regional/Local Conferences

Trzcinka, S. M., & Grskovic, J. (2010, April). Bibliotherapy: Changing student perspectives.
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aper presented at the 28th Annual Indiana conference on Educational Programs for Students with Emotional Disabilities, Nashville, IN.

Grskovic, J. A. (2010, March). Managing interesting behavior in inclusive classrooms. Paper presented at the first annual Calumet Region Inclusion Conference, Widening the Circle: The Power of Inclusive Classrooms, Hammond, IN.

Grskovic, J. A., Rasheed, S. A., & Trzcinka, S. M. (2008, April). Let's play: Using psychotherapeutic games to teach social and emotional skills. Paper presented at the 26th Annual Indiana Conference on Educational Programs for Students with Emotional Disabilities, Nashville, IN.

Grskovic, J. A., Trzcinka, S. M., & Rasheed, S. (2006, April). Empowering teachers to teach behavior. Paper presented at the 24th Annual Indiana Conference on Educational Programs for Students with Emotional Disabilities, Nashville, IN.

Grskovic, J. A., Chavez, M., Domoras, A., & Hoover-Davis, S. (2004, Oct.). Using applied behavior analysis to solve classroom Problems and document effective instruction. Paper presented at the meeting of the Indiana Council for Exceptional Children, Bloomington, IN.

Moon, S., Zentall, S. S., Stormont-Spurgin, M., Grskovic, J. A., Neuharth-Pritchett, S., Hall, A. M., Glassburn, A. M. (1995, Jan.).  Interdisciplinary collaboration:  A team approach to qualitative research.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Vocational and Technical Education/Curriculum & Instruction Research Seminar Series, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

Grskovic, J. A. (1993, March). Fostering self-esteem through the training of positive self-talk.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Indiana Federation of the Council of Exceptional Children, Indianapolis, IN.

Grskovic, J. A. (1994, Feb.).  The use of active response strategies to increase student learning and reduce disruptive behavior.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Indiana Federation of the Council of Exceptional Children, Indianapolis, IN.

Grskovic, J. A. (1993, Feb.). Fostering self-esteem through the training of positive self-talk.  Paper presented at the meeting of the graduate seminar, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

Grskovic, J. A. & Murphy, A. (1992, Dec.). The effects of non-relevant color on the acquisition of reading sight words in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and learning disabilities.  Paper presented at the meeting of the graduate seminar, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.