Pediatric Neuropsychology Residency Program Research

Residents have the opportunity to work with department faculty on a wide variety of research projects. These collaborations emphasize skill development in the areas of research design, statistical analysis, and manuscript preparation/presentation in an effort to prepare residents to conduct independent research. Additionally, training in program, database, and instrument development are offered. Residents can choose to participate in research for one or more minor rotations or in addition to their minor rotation. Clinical research is often supported by the neuropsychology research lab, described below:

Neuropsychology Research Lab:

Overview:

The Neuropsychology Research Lab at Kennedy Krieger Institute is dedicated to clinical research in the science of brain-behavior relationships. The lab supports clinical research projects within the Department of Neuropsychology and also offers contractual psychological and neuropsychological research services to investigators elsewhere in the Institute and within the Johns Hopkins community. The Neuropsychology Research Lab also provides a training environment for new investigators.

Clinical Research:

The primary function of the Neuropsychology Research Lab is to promote and support clinical research within the department. Central to this goal is a clinical neuropsychology database which captures clinical assessment data from the department’s staff of more than 20 licensed psychologists, who complete over 1,000 intake evaluations and 1,300 full assessments each year. The department of neuropsychology boasts one of the nation’s largest outpatient assessment services of its kind. From this clinically generated data, investigators can answer research questions involving diagnostic issues among populations of interest, as well as develop and measure instruments used in the field of psychology.

Consultation Services:

The Neuropsychology Research Lab offers research consultation to the Kennedy Krieger and Johns Hopkins communities, including contractual services to support funded research, and the development of grant applications. The majority of contractual services provided by the research lab are supported by The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (NIH/NCRR CTSA Program, UL1-RR025005U). The research lab also consults with investigators seeking funding through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or through private funding agencies. Consultation services are typically supported by Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Developmental Disabilities Research Center (P30 HD024061) and can include data management, protocol development, assistance with grant submission, psychological and neuropsychological testing (both data collection and interpretation of results), and assistance in preparation of psychological and neuropsychological assessment results for manuscript submission.

Recent Publications:

2011 to Present:

Peer-reviewed Articles:

(Supervising faculty in bold italics, residents in bold)

Papazoglou, A., Jacobson, L.A., McCabe, M., Kaufmann, W., & Zabel, T.A. (2014). To ID or not to ID? Changes in Classification Rates of Intellectual Disability Using DSM-5. Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities, 52(3), 165-174.

Plotkin, R.M., Brice, P.J., & Reesman, J.H. (2014). It’s not just stress: Parent personality in raising a deaf child. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. 19(3), 347-357.

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.

Austin, C.A., Slomine, B.S., Dematt, E.J., Salorio, C.F., & Suskauer, S. (2013). Time to follow commands remains the most useful injury severity variable predicting WeeFIM scores one year after pediatric TBI. Brain Injury, 27, 1056-62.

Koriakin, T.A., McCurdy, M.D., Papazoglou, A., Pritchard, A.E., Zabel, T.A., Mahone, E.M., & Jacobson, L.A. (2013). Classification of Intellectual Disability using the WISC-IV: FSIQ or GAI? Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 55, 840-5.

Kramer, M., Suskauer, S., Christensen, J., DeMatt, E., Trovato, M., Salorio, C.F., & Slomine, B.S. (2013). Examining acute rehabilitation outcomes for children with total functional dependence after traumatic brain injury: a pilot study. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 28(5), 361-70.

Papazoglou, A., Jacobson, L.A., & Zabel, T.A. (2013). More than intelligence: Distinct neuropsychological clusters linked to adaptive dysfunction in children. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 19, 189-197.

Papazoglou, A., Jacobson, L.A., & Zabel, T.A. (2013). Sensitivity of the BASC-2 Adaptive Skills Composite in Screening for Adaptive Impairment. The Clinical Neuropsychologist. 27, 386-95.

Yap, J.L., Wachtel, L.E., Ahn, E.S., Sanz, J.H., Slomine, B.S., & Pidcock, F.S. (2012). Treatment of cerebellar cognitive affective syndrome with aripiprazole. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine: An Interdisciplinary Approach, 5, 233-238.

Cruz, N., O’Reiley, J., Slomine, B.S., & Salorio, C.F. (2011). Emotional and neuropsychological profiles of children with complex regional pain syndrome type-I in an inpatient rehabilitation setting. Clinical Journal of Pain, 27(1), 27-34.

Jacobson, L.A., Ryan, M., Martin, R.B., Ewen, J., Mostofsky, S.H., Denckla, M.B., & Mahone, E.M. (2011). Working memory influences processing speed and reading fluency in ADHD. Child Neuropsychology, 17(3), 209-224.

Wachtel, L.E., Reti, I.M., Dhossche, D.M., Slomine, B.S., & Sanz, J. (2011). Stability of neuropsychological testing during two years of maintenance electroconvulsive therapy in an autistic man. Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, 35(1), 301-2.

Zabel, T.A., Jacobson, L.A., Zachik, C., Levey, E., Kinsman, S., & Mahone, E.M. (2011). Parent- and self-ratings of executive functions in adolescents and young adults with spina bifida. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 25(6), 926-941.

Book Chapters:

(Supervising faculty in bold italics, residents in bold)

Slomine, B.S., Locascio, G., & Kramer, M. (2012). Empirical status regarding the remediation of executive skills. In H. Hunter & E. Sparrow (Eds.) Executive Function and Dysfunction: Identification, Assessment and Treatment. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Jacobson, L.A. & Mahone, E.M. (2011). Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Fourth Edition. In B. Caplan, J. DeLuca, & J.S. Kreutzer (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology. New York, NY: Springer.

Abstracts and Presentations:

(Supervising faculty in bold italics, residents in bold)

Davis, K., Slomine, B., & Suskauer, S. Time to follow commands (TFC) and duration of impaired consciousness remain the best predictors of long-term outcome following pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI). (2014). Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 20 (S1), 22.

Gidley Larson, J.C., Pritchard, A.E., Koriakin, T., Zabel, T.A., & Jacobson, L.A. (2014). Predictive Validity of a Brief Impairment Rating Scale in a Mixed Clinical Sample. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 28, 3, p. 479.

Lane, S.E., Suskauer, S., & Slomine, B. (2014). Concussion in Adolescents: Factors associated with Academic Programming, The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 28, 3, p. 474.

McCurdy, M., Rane, S., Daly, B.P., & Jacobson, L.A. (2014). Using the Neurological Predictor Scale to predict cognitive efficiency in childhood brain tumor survivors. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 28, 3, p. 458.

McCurdy, M., Padden, E., Rane, S., Daly, B.P., & Jacobson, L.A. (2014). Predicting Neurocognitive and Neurobehavioral Outcome Following Childhood Brain Tumor. Abstract accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

Plotkin, R.M., Brice, P., Saraceno, S., Zabel, T.A., & Reesman, J. (2014). What’s holding them back? Grade retention and neurocognitive correlates in clinically referred children with hearing loss. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 28, 3, p. 467.

Rane, S., Welsh, J., & Jacobson, L.A. (2014). Neuropsychological Functioning in Rapid-onset Obesity with Hypothalamic Dysfunction, Hypoventilation and Autonomic Dysfunction (ROHHAD): A Case Series. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 20 (S1), 18.

Rane, S., Padden, E., Koriakin, T., & Jacobson, L.A. (2014). Executive and adaptive functioning in pediatric brain tumor survivors. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 20 (S1), 18-19.

Rane, S., Reesman, J., Suskauer, S., & Slomine, B. (2014). Caregiver reported symptoms following mild to moderate traumatic brain injury in preschoolers. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 20 (S1), 19.

Rosenberg, J., Salorio, C.F., Suskauer, S., & Slomine, B.S. (2013, Abstract). Neuropsychological functioning and symptom report based on injury severity in children who require brief hospitalization. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 19(S1), p. 199.

Austin, C.A., Slomine, B.S., DeMatt, E.J., Salorio, C.F., & Suskauer, S.J. (2012, abstract). Time to follow commands remains the best predictor of WeeFIM scores in pediatric TBI one year after discharge. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 26 (3), 446.

Rosenberg, J.L., Salorio, C.F., Suskauer, S., & Slomine, B.S. (2012, Abstract). Neuropsychological functioning after Traumatic Brain Injury in children who require brief hospitalization. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 26(3), 467.

Sudikoff, E., Salorio, C.F., Rosenberg, J.L., & Slomine, B.S. (2012, Abstract). Behavior after TBI in children who require brief hospitalization. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 18(s1), 167.

Day, L.A., Rogers, M., & Beetar, J.T. (2011). Enhancing Dolch-Word Vocabulary with a Time-Delay Whole-Word Intervention in a Student With Dyseidetic Dyslexia. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 25, 583.

Day, L.A., Torres, J., Reesman, J., & Kalback, S. (2011, August). Developmental and Educational Outcomes in Children with Mild/Moderate and Unilateral Hearing Loss. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

Kramer, M.E., Suskauer, S., & Slomine, B.S. (2011). Recovery patterns of children with anoxic brain injury in an inpatient rehabilitation setting. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 18 (S1), 137.

Papazoglou, A., Jacobson, L.A., McCabe, M., Kaufmann, W.E., & Zabel, T.A. (2011). To ID or not to ID? Classification of Intellectual Disability using DSM-V. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 25, 597-598.

Papazoglou, A., Jacobson, L.A., & Zabel, T.A. (2011). Adaptive Dysfunction: The roles of intelligence and behavioral regulation. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 25, 598.

Rosenberg, J.L., Anderson, C.D., Schmidt, A.T., & Zabel, T.A. (2011, Abstract). Clinician ratings of diffusion tensor imaging do not predict neuropsychological status in children with cerebral palsy. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 17(S1), p. 226.

Watson, W., Bodzy, M., Mahone, E.M., Levey, E., Jacobson, L.A., & Zabel, T.A. (2011). Stability of parent-ratings of executive function across the adolescence-young adulthood transition in spina bifida. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 17 (S1), 52.