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Website: Children’s Learning Clinic

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment
  • Editorial Board, Behavior Modification
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Clinical Child Psychology
  • Editorial Board, Clinical Case Studies

Dr. Rapport joined the faculty at UCF in 2000 as professor and director of the Ph.D. clinical training program. Dr. Rapport graduated from Florida State University, served his clinical internship at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic), and accepted his first faculty position at the University of Rhode Island. He subsequently served as a professor and clinical/ program director of the Child Psychiatry Inpatient Services in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stony Brook University Hospital until relocating to the University of Hawaii in 1990. Dr. Rapport served as professor and chair of graduate studies at the University of Hawaii for 10 years, where he directed the Children’s Learning Clinic.

He currently serves on five journal editorial boards and was recently a member of the APA task force for upgrading the science and technology of assessment and diagnosis in children. Dr. Rapport’s research interests focus on children and the field of developmental psychopathology. He is particularly interested in children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), developing conceptual models related to long-term outcome (e.g., scholastic success), and understanding the primary deficits associated with ADHD. His current research involves studying the relationships between children’s overt behavior (gross motor activity) and cognitive function (e.g., vigilance and memory) in an effort to understand primary deficit areas associated with ADHD. Dr. Rapport is particularly interested in working with students who have a keen desire to learn, are highly motivated, tenacious, wish to specialize in clinical child psychology, possess the ability to excel in quantitative research, and seek academic careers as professionals.

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  • Alderson, R.M., Rapport, M.D., Hudec, K., Sarver, D.E., & Kofler, M.J.  (in press). Competing Core Processes in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Do Working Memory Deficiencies Underlie Behavioral Inhibition Deficits? Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.

  • Kofler, M.J., Rapport, M.D., Bolden, J., Sarver, D.E., & Raiker, J.S. (2010). ADHD and Working Memory: The Impact of Central Executive Deficits and Exceeding Storage/Rehearsal Capacity on Observed Inattentive Behavior. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.38, 149-161.

  • Rapport, M.D., Bolden, J., Kofler, M.J., Sarver, D.E., Raiker, J.S., & Alderson, R.M. (2009). Hyperactivity in Boys with Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A Ubiquitous Core Symptom or Manifestation of Working Memory Deficits? Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 37, 521–534.

  • Rapport, M.D., LaFond, S.V., & Sivo, S.A. (2009). Unidimensionality and Developmental Trajectory of Aggressive Behavior in Clinically-Referred Boys: A Rasch Analysis. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 31, 309-319.

  • Rapport, M.D., Kofler, M.J., Alderson, R.M., Timko, T.M., & DuPaul, G.J. (2009). Variability of Attention Processes in ADHD: Observations from the Classroom.Journal of Attention Disorders12, 563-573.

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