Jennifer Reesman, Ph.D., ABPP

Dr. Jennifer Reesman
Jennifer Reesman
Supervising Neuropsychologist, Deafness Related Evaluations and More (DREAM) Clinic

Kennedy Krieger Institute
1750 E. Fairmount Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21231
Phone: (443) 923-4442

Dr. Reesman is a pediatric neuropsychologist and research scientist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Reesman is the founder and director of the Deafness Related Evaluations and More (DREAM) Clinic within the Department of Neuropsychology and also sees patients within the multi-disciplinary Neurorehabilitation Concussion Clinic.

Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Reesman received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Gallaudet University in 2008, and completed her pre-doctoral internship training at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. After receiving her doctorate, Dr. Reesman completed a post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Reesman is a licensed psychologist in Maryland and she specializes in providing accessible neuropsychological assessments to children who are deaf, hard-of-hearing or affected by some type of hearing loss. She joined the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins faculty in 2010, and is active in the training and mentoring of pre-doctoral externs, interns, and post-doctoral fellows.

Research Summary:

Dr. Reesman's research involves the understanding of brain-behavior relationships in children who are deaf, hard-of-hearing or affected by hearing loss, and in examination of assessment tools that are accessible to this population. She is currently developing studies to examine the accessibility of various computer-based tests as a means of assessment for children with hearing loss. Dr. Reesman is developing a project to examine interventions for improving working memory in children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.

Dr. Reesman is also interested in examining the trajectory of recovery from mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI/concussion), with particular emphasis on recovery in preschool children and in examining features of individuals whose may be slow to recover from this injury.

Research Publications

Reesman, J.H., Day, L.A., Szymanski, C.A., Hughes-Wheatland, R., Witkin, G.A., Kalback, S.R. & Brice, P.J. (2014). Review of intellectual assessment measures for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Rehabilitation Psychology, 59(1), 99-106. doi: 10.1037/a0035829

Plotkin, R.M., Brice, P.J., Reesman, J.H. (2013). It is not just stress: Parent personality in raising a deaf child. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. Epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1093/deafed/ent057. 

Accardo, J., Reesman, J. (2013). Can you hear me snore? Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 9(11), 1221-1223.

Newman, J., Reesman, J., Vaughan, C. & Gioia, G. A. (2013). Assessment of processing speed in children with mild TBI: A “First Look” at the validity of Pediatric ImPACT. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 27(5) 779-93. 

Slifer, K. J., Hankinson J. C., Zettler M. A., Frutchey R. A., Hendricks M. C., Ward C. M., et al. (2011). Distraction, exposure therapy, counterconditioning, and topical anesthetic for acute pain management during needle sticks in children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Clinical pediatrics, 50(8), 688-97.

Zabel, A. T., Reesman J., Wodka E. L., Gray R., Suskauer S. J., Turin E., et al.(2010). Neuropsychological features and risk factors in children with Sturge-Weber syndrome: four case reports. The Clinical neuropsychologist, 24(5), 841-59.

Reesman, J., Gray R., Suskauer S. J., Ferenc L. M., Kossoff E. H., Lin D. D. M., et al.(2009). Hemiparesis is a clinical correlate of general adaptive dysfunction in children and adolescents with Sturge-Weber syndrome. Journal of child neurology, 24(6), 701-8.