Prior to joining the Chesapeake Center, Dr. Reesman was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Reesman is a recognized leader and expert in the accessibility of assessment and neuropsychological services. Dr. Reesman has a passion for partnering with families to promote the highest quality of clinical care and approaches assessment and interventions from a strength based approach. She enjoys supporting individuals and families towards greater understanding and empowerment, especially ADHD and its complexities and interactions. She has published and presented in the area of assessment accessibility, disability issues in supervision, developmental disability, ethical issues, and is a sought-after presenter.
Dr. Reesman has served in leadership in the American Psychological Association (APA), previously serving as chair of the Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology. She has served as a member of the task force for revision of the APA Guidelines for Assessment of and Intervention with Persons with Disabilities. Dr. Reesman has directed training programs funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). She is active in training the next generation of psychologists and neuropsychologists. She serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. Dr. Reesman is fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) and provides evaluation and consultation services in both English and ASL.
Education and Training
Dr. Reesman received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. After receiving her doctorate Dr. Reesman completed a post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. She is board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology and as a subspecialist in Pediatric Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology.
Areas of Interest Include:
> Neuropsychological assessment across the lifespan
> Complex ADHD
> Accessibility of assessment for individuals with disabilities
> Utilizing a strength based approaches to assessment and intervention
> Linguistic diversity
> Pre- and post-cochlear implant consultation and evaluation
> Providing accessible, high-quality evaluation and intervention for Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals
> Developing individualized recommendations and empowering families
> Training the next generation of mental health professionals