Education

Graduate School
Counseling Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, 1999
Fellowship
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, 1998-2000

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

Dr. Assel routinely evaluates children with a range of developmental differences (e.g., autistic spectrum disorders, language delays, learning disabilities, and ADHD).


Research Interests

His research interests include progress monitoring, instrument construction, large-scale program evaluations, and observational coding systems used to evaluate teaching environments

Research Information

Assel, M. A., & Anthony, J. L. (2009). Factor structure of the DIAL-3: A test of the theory-driven conceptualization versus an empirically-driven conceptualization in a nationally representative sample. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 27-2, 113-124.

Assel, M., Landry, S. H., Swank, P.R., & Gunnewig, S. (2007). An evaluation of curriculum, setting, and mentoring on the performance of children enrolled in pre-Kindergarten. Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 20, 463-494.

Assel, M., Landry, S., Swank, P., Smith, K., & Steelman, L. (2003). Precursors to mathematical skills: Examining the roles of visual spatial skills, executive processes, and parenting factors. Applied Developmental Science, 7, 27-38.

Assel, M.A, Landry, S. H., Swank, P. R., Steelman L., Miller-Loncar C., & Smith K. E. (2002). How do mothers’ childrearing histories, stress and parenting affect children’s behavioral outcomes? Child Care, Health & Development, 28, 359-368.

Certifications

Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists