The Neuropsychology Department boasts a robust clinical research program, offering many opportunities for trainee involvement in research.

Faculty members in the Neuropsychology Department are engaged in research projects funded by national organizations such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and by local and national foundations. These studies engage collaborators across Kennedy Krieger, Johns Hopkins and external sites, and cover a very broad range of topics, but all are in the service of understanding and managing the neurodevelopmental conditions that affect children. These ongoing projects often represent rich research opportunities for trainees.

In addition, faculty and staff members in the Neuropsychology Department participate in clinical research and quality improvement projects that make use of the department’s extensive clinical database, which houses neuropsychological test scores, demographic data and other clinical information on tens of thousands of our pediatric patients. Trainees frequently initiate or frequently are involved in projects that make use of these data, often presenting their findings at conferences or in the form of manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals. See the Department Publications list for examples of publications by recent trainees.

In addition to these opportunities to be involved in specific research projects, the department hosts a weekly Journal Club in which faculty members, staff members and trainees discuss a preselected journal article’s content and methodological merits. Monthly, the department also hosts Discovery Rounds, in which members of the department share ideas and questions, build collaboration around information/data use, and generate evidence-based ways to provide even better care to our patients.

Recent Publications:

2012 to Present:

Peer-reviewed Articles:

(Supervising faculty in bold italics, residents in bold)

Pritchard, A. E., Northrup, R. A., Peterson, R., Lieb, R., Wexler, D., Ng, R., Kalb, L., Ludwig, N., & Jacobson, L. A. (in press). Can we expand the pool of youth who receive telehealth assessments for ADHD? Covariates of service utilization. Journal of Attention Disorders.

McDermott, S. M., Sweeney, K., Jacobson, L. A., Lieb, R. W., Wexler, D., & Pritchard, A. E. (in press). Does assessment format matter? A comparison of in-person vs. teletesting scores for youth with ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders.

Wexler, D., Salgado, R., Gornik, A., Peterson, R., & Pritchard, A. E. (2022). What's race got to do with it?: Informant rating discrepancies in neuropsychological evaluations for children with ADHD. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 36(2), 264-286. DOI: 10.1080/13854046.2021.1944671

Wexler, D., Pritchard, A. E., & Ludwig, N. (2022) Characterizing and comparing adaptive and academic functioning in children with low average and below average intellectual abilities. The Clinical Neuropsychologist. DOI: 10.1080/13854046.2022.2096484

Zabel, A., Jones, E., Peterson, R., Comi-Morog, N., Milla, K., Pritchard, A. E., & Jacobson, L. A. (2022) Improved parent self-efficacy following pediatric evaluation: Evidence for value of a telemedicine approach in neuropsychology. The Clinical Neuropsychologist. DOI: 10.1080/13854046.2022.2094835

Hamner, T., Salorio, C., Kalb, L., & Jacobson, L. A. (2021). Equivalency of in-person versus remote assessment: WISC-V and KTEA-3 performance in clinically referred children and adolescents. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. Epub ahead of print.

von Buttlar, A.M., Zabel, T. A., Pritchard, A. E., & Cannon, A. D. (2021). Concordance of the Adaptive  Behavior Assessment System, second and third editions. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 65(3) 283-295. DOI: 10.1111/jir.12810.

Jones, E. F., Pritchard, A. E., Jacobson, L. A., Mahone, E. M., & Zabel, T. A. (2021). How much testing can a kid take? Feasibility of collecting pediatric patient experience ratings of neuropsychological and  psychological assessment. Applied Neuropsychology: Child, DOI: 10.1080/21622965.2021.1917410. PMID: 34100332

Hewitt, K. C., Rodgin, S., Loring, D. W., Pritchard, A. E., & Jacobson, L. A. (2020). Transitioning to telehealth neuropsychology service: Considerations across adult and pediatric care settings. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 1–17. https://doi.org/10.1080/13854046.2020.1811891. PMID: 32842849

Pritchard, A. E., Sweeney, K., Salorio, C. F., & Jacobson, L. A. (2020). Pediatric neuropsychological evaluation via telehealth: Novel models of care. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 34(7-8), 1367-1379. DOI: 10.1080/13854046.2020.1806359

Shishido, Y.Mahone, E. M., & Jacobson, L. A. (2020). Investigation of the clinical utility of the BRIEF2 in youth with and without intellectual disability. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1355617720000636. PMID: 32641198

Zabel, T. A., Rao, R., Jacobson, L. A.Pritchard, A. E.Mahone, E. M., & Kalb, L. (2020). An abbreviated WISC-5 model for identifying youth at risk for intellectual disability in a mixed clinical sample. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 1–13. https://doi.org/10.1080/13854046.2020.1797175

Pritchard, A. E., Holingue, C., Zabel, T. A., Jacobson, L. A., Jones, E., & Kalb, L. (2020). Caregiver Perspectives on Informed Consent for a Pediatric Learning Healthcare System Model of Care. AJOB Empirical Bioethics, 12(2), 92-100. DOI: 10.1080/23294515.2020.1836066

Carey, L. B., Stephan, C. M., & Pritchard, A. E. (2019). Preparing Students for Competent Use of Academic Testing Accommodations: Teachers’ Belief, Knowledge, and Practice. Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 24(1). doi:10.18666/LDMJ-2019-V24-I1-9021

Koriakin, T. A., McCurdy, M. D., Pritchard, A. E., Zabel, T. A., & Jacobson, L. A. (2019) Screening for Learning Difficulty Using Teacher Ratings on the Colorado Learning Difficulties Questionnaire. Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 24(1). doi:10.18666/LDMJ-2019-V24-I1-9355

Kalb, L., Jacobson, L., Zisman, C., Zabel, A., Mahone, E. M., Landa, R., Pinkett-Smith, M., Azad, D., Menon, D., Singh, V., & Pritchard, A. E. (2019) Interest in Research Participation among Caregivers Raising a Child with a Neurodevelopmental Disability. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 49(9), 3786-3797. doi:10.1007/s10803-019-04088-9

Pritchard, A. E., Stephan, C. M., Zabel, T. A., & Jacobson, L. A. (2017) . Is This the Wave of the Future? Examining the Psychometric Properties of Child Behavior Ratings Administered Online. Computers in Human Behavior, 70, 518-522. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2017.01.030

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.

Pritchard, A. E., Koriakin, T. A., Carey, L. B., Bellows, A. D., Jacobson, L. A., & Mahone, E. M. (2016). Academic Testing Accommodations for ADHD: Do They Help? Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 21(2), 67-78. doi:10.18666/LDMJ-2016-V21-I2-7414


Abstracts and Presentations:

(Supervising faculty in bold italics, residents in bold)

Sweeney, K. L., Jacobson, L. A., & Pritchard, A. E. ( 2021). Performance on neuropsychological assessments administered in person compared to telehealth for children with ADHD. Poster presented at the 2021 annual meeting of the American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders.

Carey, L. B., Jacobson, L. A., & Pritchard, A. E. (April 2020). If you tweet it data will come: Using social media for education research. In Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (ACCE).

Wexler, D. A., Ludwig, N. N., & Pritchard, A. E. More alike than different: Comparing children with low average intellectual abilities to their lower functioning peers. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 2021.

Shishido, Y.Mahone, E. M., & Jacobson, L. A. (February 2020). Do children with and without Intellectual Disability (ID) differ in executive behavior? Investigation of the clinical utility of the BRIEF2 in children with ID. Poster presented at the International Neuropsychological Society (INS) meeting, Denver, CO.

Zisman, C., Ridgely, N., Jones, E. F., Jacobson, L., Pritchard, A. E., & Zabel, T. A. ADHD symptom severity and parental self-efficacy in a mixed clinical sample. APSARD Annual Meeting Abstract Book. 2019; F29.

Zisman, C., Pritchard, A., Jacobson, L., Zabel, A., Mahone, M., Landa, R., Pinkett-Smith, M., Azad, D., Menon, D., Singh, V., & Kalb, L. (March 2019). Are parents of children with a developmental disorder interested in opportunities for research? Poster session presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD.

Rao, R.Jacobson, L. A., Offermann, E., Baroni, M., Pritchard, A. E., Kalb, L., & Zabel, T. A. (2018). Do We Really Need to Give All of the WISC-5 Subtests? [Abstract]. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 32(4), 623.

Jones, E. F., Stephan, C., Jacobson, L. A., Pritchard, A. E., & Zabel, T. A. (2018). Improvements in Parent Self-Efficacy Ratings Following Pediatric Neuropsychological Assessment. [Abstract]. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 24(S1), 121.

Pritchard, A. E., Kalb, L., Jacobson, L. A., & Zabel, T. A. (2018). Latent Class Analysis of Previsit Parent Ratings as Predictors of ADHD Comorbidities. [Abstract]. APSARD Annual Meeting Abstract Book, 36.

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.

Stephan, C., Sackett, C., Tolliver, A., Jacobson, L. A., & Pritchard, A. E. (2017). Does Adaptive  Competence Rely on Better Language-based or Visually-based Reasoning Skills? [Abstract]. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 23(S1), 297.

Stephan, C., Jones, E. F., Jacobson, A., Pritchard, A. E.Mahone, E. M., & Zabel, T. A. (2017). Parent  Satisfaction Ratings of Pediatric Neuropsychological Assessment Services. [Abstract]. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 23(S1), 298.

Cannon, A., Stephan, C., Pritchard, A. E., & Zabel, T. A. (2017). Improvement or Inflation? Analysis of the Adaptive Behavior Assessment System (ABAS-II Versus ABAS-3) in a Clinical Sample. [Abstract]. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 23(S1), 292.

Jones, E. F., Stephan, C., Benjamin, A., Pritchard, A. E.Mahone, E. M., & Zabel T. A. (2017). Patient Experience of Neuropsychological Assessment: Preliminary Findings from a Pediatric (Ages 5-18) Patient Sample. [Abstract]. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 23(S1), 294.

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.

Baldwin, F., Pritchard, A. E., Mahone, E. M., & Jacobson, L. A. (2016). Goodbye to the Processing Speed Deficit? Performance of Clinically-referred Children with and without ADHD on the WISC-V. [Abstract]. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 22(S1), 39.

Skillicorn, K., Jacobson, L. A., Zabel, T. A., Jones, E. F., & Pritchard, A. E. (2016). Psychometric Equivalence of Online and Paper-and-Pencil Caregiver Behavior Ratings. [Abstract]. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 22(S1), 101.

Wilson, C., Pritchard, A. E., Jacobson, L. A., Schiffman, J., & Zabel, T. A. (2016). Clinical Utility of the Barkley Deficits in Executive Functioning-Children and Adolescents Scale in a Mixed Clinical Sample. [Abstract]. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 22(S1), 113.