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:


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 licensed psychologists, who complete over 2,000 intake evaluations and 2,000 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, in addition to developing 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/NCATS, UL1-TR001079). 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 (U54079123) 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:

2012 to Present:

Peer-reviewed Articles:

(Supervising faculty in bold italics, residents in bold)

Suskauer, S. J., Rane, S., Reesman, J., & Slomine, B. S.  (in press).  Caregiver-report of symptoms following traumatic brain injury in a small, clinical sample of pre-school aged children.  Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine.

Jones, K. E., Jacobson, L. A., & Tarazi, R. (2017) The Kennedy Krieger Independence Scales-Sickle Cell Disease: Executive components of transition readiness. Rehabilitation Psychology, 62(3), 249-257.

Davis, K. C., Slomine, B. S., Salorio, C. F., & Suskauer, S. J. (2016). Time to follow commands and duration of posttraumatic amnesia predict GOS-E Peds scores 1 to 2 years after TBI in children requiring inpatient rehabilitation. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 31(2), e39-47.

Jacobson, L. A., Pritchard, A. E., Koriakin, T. A., Jones, K. E., & Mahone, E. M. (2016). Initial examination of the BRIEF2 in clinically referred children with and without ADHD symptoms. Journal of Attention Disorders-OnlineFirst, 1-10.

Jacobson, L. A., Rane, S., McReynolds, L. J., Steppan, D. A., Chen, A. R., & Paz Priel, I. (2016). Improved behavior and neuropsychological function of children with ROHHAD after high-dose cyclophosphamide. Pediatrics, 138(1): e20151080.

Jordan, L. L. & Salorio, C. F. (2016). Resiliency in Children: Considerations after Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The Brain Injury Professional, 12(3), 18-21.

McCurdy, M. D., Rane, S., Daly, B. P., & Jacobson, L. A. (2016). Associations among Treatment-Related Neurological Risk Factors and Neuropsychological Functioning in Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumor. Journal of Neuro-Oncology, 127: 137-144.

Kavanaugh, B., Sreenivasan, A., Bachur, C., Papazoglou, A., Comi, A., & Zabel, T. A. (2015). Intellectual and adaptive functioning in Sturge-Weber syndrome. Child Neuropsychology, 8, 1-14.

Nelson, A. P., Roper, B. L., Slomine, B. S., Morrison, C., Greher, M. R., Janusz, J., Larson, J. C., et al. (2015). Official Position of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN): Guidelines for Practicum Training in Clinical
Neuropsychology. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 29 (7), 879-904.

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.

Book Chapters:

(Supervising faculty in bold italics, residents in bold)

Slomine, B.S. & Jones, K. (in press). Pediatric Acquired Conditions. In T. Elliott, L. Brenner, S. A. Reid-Arndt, R. G. Frank, & B. Caplan, (eds.). Handbook of Rehabilitation Psychology, Third Edition, Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association. 

Brice, P. J., Plotkin, R. M., & Reesman, J. (2015). On the home front: parent personality, support, and deaf children. In M. Marschark, V. Lampropoulou, & E. Skordilis (Eds.), Educating deaf learners: diverse ways, one goal. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

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.

Abstracts and Presentations:

(Supervising faculty in bold italics, residents in bold)

Salama, C. H., Norris, T., Slomine, B., Suskauer, S., & Salorio, C. F. (2017). The relationship between he neurological predictor Scale and functional outcomes in children with brain tumor following inpatient rehabilitation. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 23(S1), 92.

Williams, B. L., Stephan, C., Pritchard, A. E., Jones, E., Jacobson, L. A., & Zabel, T. A. (2017). Combined parent and teacher ratings of academic functioning predict performance on math and reading measures [Abstract]. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 31(4), 775.

Hinnebusch, A. J., Jordan, L. L., Scarborough, V. R., & Salorio, C. F. (2016). Symptoms of inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity in pediatric epilepsy. [Abstract]. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 22(S1), 12.

Jones, K. E., Koriakin, T. A., Schneider, H. E., Mahone, E. M., & Jacobson, L. A. (2016). Preliminary validation of the BRIEF-2: Examination of profiles among ADHD subtypes [Abstract]. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 22(S1), 284.

Larson, J. C. G., Sweeney, K., Ferenc, L., Denckla, M. B., Mostofsky, S. H., & Mahone, E. M. (2016). Can a 75-second motor persistence test predict ADHD in school-aged children? [Abstract]. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 22(S1), 41.

Norris, T., Salama, C., Slomine, B., Suskauer, S., & Salorio, C. (2016). Improvements in Functional Independence During Inpatient Rehabilitation for Children with Brain Tumor. [Abstract]. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 22(S1), 120.

Suh, J., Salpekar, J., & Salorio, C. Predictors of social functioning in children with epilepsy. [Abstract]. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 30(3), 94.

Jones, K., Rane, S., & Jacobson, L. A. (2015). The contribution of sluggish cognitive tempo to executive functioning in survivors of pediatric brain tumor. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 29(3), 375.

Jordan, L. L., Arnette, A., Rodweller, C., & Salorio, C. F. (2015). Is a history of febrile seizures associated with increased neuropsychological morbidity in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder? The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 29(3), 386.

Leppo, R., Plotkin, R., Zabel, T., & Reesman, J. Preliminary examination of TOMM performance in a clinically referred sample of deaf and hard of hearing children. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 21(S1), 53.

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), 479.

Lane, S.E., Suskauer, S., & Slomine, B. (2014). Concussion in adolescents: Factors associated with academic programming. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 28(3), 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) 458.

McCurdy, M., Padden, E., Rane, S., Daly, B.P., & Jacobson, L.A. (2014). Predicting neurocognitive and neurobehavioral outcome following childhood brain tumor. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 28(3), 457.

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), 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), 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.