Roman   Garcia de Alba

Assistant Professor  

Office: EEDUC 1.618
Phone: (956) 665-2941
Email: roman.garciadealba@utrgv.edu

Dr. Roman Garcia de Alba

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Children and Adolescents
    • Development of Psychological Measures for Culturally, Linguistically and Economically Diverse Populations
    • Differential Diagnosis of Psychological Disorders in Children and Adolescents
    • Technology in the Practice of School Psychology
  • Education

    • PhD, School Psychology, Texas A&M University - College Station, 2006
    • BA, Psychology, Texas A&M University - College Station, 2000
  • Currently Teaching

    EPSY 6381 01R - Adv Cognitive/Academic Assess:
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    EPSY 6381 02R - Adv Cognitive/Academic Assess:
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Selected Publications


  • "Myoclonus," Encyclopedia of Special Education. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.!!!, 2013.

  • John Lowdermilk, Cheryl Fielding, Raúl Mendoza, Roman Garcia de Alba, and Cynthia Simpson. "Selecting English Language Acquisition Technology," Journal of Special Education Technology 27, no. 1 (2012): 77–80.

  • William Rae, Jeremy Sullivan, Nancy Razo, and Roman Garcia de Alba. "Breaking confidentiality to report adolescent risk-taking behavior by school psychologists," Ethics & Behavior 19, no. 6 (2009): 449–460.

  • Terry Overton, Cheryl Fielding, and Roman Garcia de Alba. "Brief report: Exploratory analysis of the ADOS revised algorithm: Specificity and predictive value with Hispanic children referred for autism spectrum disorders," Journal of autism and developmental disorders 38, no. 6 (2008): 1166–1169.

  • Terry Overton, Cheryl Fielding, and Roman Garcia de Alba. "Differential diagnosis of Hispanic children referred for autism spectrum disorders: Complex issues," Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 37, no. 10 (2007): 1996–2007.

  • Gordon Lamb, Salvador Ochoa, and Roman Garcia de Alba. "Issues and interventions influencing the academic outcomes for migrant students," Multiple Voices for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Learners 9, no. 1 (2006): 135–148.

  • Richard Parker, Daniel Brossart, Kimberly Vannest, James Long, "Effect sizes in single case research: How large is large?," School Psychology Review 34, no. 1 (2005): 116.

  • Salvador Ochoa, Cynthia Riccio, Sandra Jimenez, Roman Garcia de Alba, and Marylyn Sines. "Psychological assessment of English language learners and/or bilingual students: An investigation of school psychologists’ current practices," Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment 22, no. 3 (2004): 185–208.

  • Roman Garcia de Alba. "Myoclonus," Childhood Disorders: Diagnostic Desk Reference. New York: Wiley, February 2003: 442.



Selected Presentations


  • Roman Garcia de Alba. "Autism Spectrum Disorders in Young Children: Symptoms and Strategies," South by Southwest Summer Conference, Head Start/Early Head Start, South Padre Island (July 2017)

  • Araceli Rivas, Roman Garcia de Alba, Jaime Curts, and Hilda Medrano. "Repositioning the Measurement of Quality in Early Care and Education to Latino Families along the Border," International Research Forum, National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies, South Padre Island (October 2016)

  • Terry Overton, Roman Garcia de Alba, Michelle Abrego, and Jesus Abrego. "School principals' beliefs about RTI and campus level practice," Annual Conference of the National Social Science Association, National Social Science Association, Las Vegas, NV (March 2010)

  • Terry Overton, Michelle Abrego, Jesus Abrego, and Roman Garcia de Alba. "Professional Development for Response to Intervention," Annual Conference of the National State Development Council, National State Development Council, St. Louis, MO (December 2009)

  • Roman Garcia de Alba, Salvador Ochoa, and Noe Ramos. ". Using the DIAL-3 to Screen Spanish-Speaking Children: A Psychometric Evaluation," Annual National Association of School Psychologists Convention, National Association of School Psychologists, New York, NY (March 2007)

  • Noe Ramos and Roman Garcia de Alba. "The Autistic Brain: Overview of Integrative Theories and Neuroanatomy," Annual National Association of School Psychologists Convention, National Association of School Psychologists, New York, NY (March 2007)

  • Noe Ramos, Rachel Bowden, Roman Garcia de Alba, Deidra Lemon, Cynthia Riccio, and Fournier Constance. "Influences of SES and Ethnicity on Teacher Perceptions of ADHD/ ODD," Annual American Psychological Association Convention, American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA (August 2006)

  • Jorge Gonzalez, Noe Ramos, and Roman Garcia de Alba. "Oral Language Development Intervention for Preschool English Language Learners," Annual National Association of School Psychologists Convention, National Association of School Psychologists, Anaheim, CA (March 2006)

  • Noe Ramos, Roman Garcia de Alba, Constance Fournier, and Brandi Kocian. "Perception of Parent Involvement: Influences of SES and Ethnicity," Annual National Association of School Psychologists Convention, National Association of School Psychologists, Anaheim, CA (March 2006)

  • Noe Ramos and Roman Garcia de Alba. "Cultural Issues on the Diagnosis and Treatment of ADHD," Annual Texas Association of School Psychologists Conference, Texas Association of School Psychologists, Houston, TX (2005)

Current Courses

EPSY 6381 01R - Adv Cognitive/Academic Assess:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
EPSY 6381 02R - Adv Cognitive/Academic Assess:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses