Dr. Osmon

David C. Osmon


Office: Garland Hall 338
Phone: (414) 229-6751
e-mail: neuropsy@uwm.edu


Ph.D., University of South Dakota, 1979

Research Interests:

The structure of cognition is the central focus of our research with three current approaches to this issue. The first involves using fMRI to map cortical activation associated with orthographic deficits in people with dyslexia. The second involves determining processing disorders associated with learning disability in general using neuropsychological data collected from the Learning Disability Clinic and typically consists of multivariate statistical manipulations (e.g., cluster analysis, factor-analysis, and structural equation modeling of large data sets). The third approach involves experimentally developed chronometric measures (e.g., simple and choice reaction time, local/global, negative priming, Stroop, etc.) that fractionate cognitive functions into their component elements. This work is carried out on various populations, including psychiatric, neurologic, and learning disabled and non-disabled college students and is preclinical in nature, seeking to provide a basis for clinical test development.

Teaching Interests:

My teaching and research interests encompass the general area of medical psychology with an emphasis on neuropsychology.

Courses Taught:

Psych 205: Introduction to Personality
Psych 550/570: History of Psychology
Psych 831: Assessment I
Psych 833: Neuropsychology
Psych 911: Neuropsychological Assessment

Recent Publications:

Osmon, D.C. & Mano, Q.R. (in press). Effort, Depression, and Dependence in Learning Disability: The Case of Mr. A.D.D. In J. Morgan & J.J. Sweet (Eds.), Neuropsychology of Malingering Case Book. New York: Taylor & Francis.

Mano, Q.R. & Osmon, D.C. (2008). Visuoperceptual-orthographic reading abilities: A confirmatory factor analysis study. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology. 30, 421-434.

Osmon, D.C., Patrick, C. & Andresen, A. (2007). Learning Disorders. In A. M. Horton & D. Wedding (Eds.), The Neuropsychology Handbook (3rd Ed.). New York: Spring Publishing Company.

Osmon, D.C., Plambeck, E.A., Klein, L. & Mano, Q. (2006). The Wording Reading Test in adult learning disability: A simulation study. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 20, 315-324.

Osmon,D.C., Smerz, J.M., Braun, M.M., and Plambeck, E. (2006). Processing abilities associated with math skills in adult learning disability. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 28, 1-12.

Osmon, D.C., Braun, M.M., Plambeck, E.A. (2005). Processing abilities associated with phonologic and orthographic skills in adult learning disability. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 27, 1-11.

Osmon, D.C. & Suchy, Y. (2003). Management of a University-Based Attention Deficit Disorder and Learning Disorders Clinic. In G. Lamberty (ed.), The Private Practice of Neuropsychology. Lisse, Netherlands: Swets & Zeitlinger.

Osmon, D.C., & Jackson, R. (2002). Inspection time and IQ: Fluid or perceptual aspects of intelligence? Intelligence, 30, 119-127.

Osmon, D.C. (1999). Complexities in the evaluation of executive functions. In J.J. Sweet (ed.), Forensic Neuropsychology. Lisse, The Netherlands: Swets & Zeitlinger.