Dr. Rey-Casserly’s research focuses on the neuropsychological outcomes of medical and neurological disorders that affect the central nervous system and children’s development.  Her interests are in neuropsychological processes such as executive functions, attention, memory, and social competence.  She studies the late effects of childhood cancer, particularly brain tumors, over the course of development.  Her work examines the multiple risks that contribute to changes in neuropsychological functioning over  time and neurobehavioral trajectories.  She has also focused on neuropsychological functioning of children with neurofibromatosis and has developed a novel computer based paradigm for assessing visual spatial memory in these children.  She is particularly interested in the long term neuropsychological effects of medical and neurological disorders into adulthood.


Dr. Rey-Casserly received her PhD in clinical psychology from Boston University and completed fellowship training in neuropsychology at Boston Children’s Hospital.  She is board certified in clinical neuropsychology and in the subspecialty of pediatric neuropsychology.  She is the Director of the Center for Neuropsychology at Boston Children’s Hospital and collaborated in establishing the Brain Injury Center to advance clinical care and research efforts for children with traumatic brain injury.   Dr. Rey-Casserly directs the postdoctoral residency program in pediatric neuropsychology.


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  1. Visual spatial learning outcomes for clinical trials in neurofibromatosis type 1. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2020 02; 7(2):245-249. View abstract
  2. Reproducibility of cognitive endpoints in clinical trials: lessons from neurofibromatosis type 1. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2019 12; 6(12):2555-2565. View abstract
  3. Late effects of pediatric brain tumors. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2019 12; 31(6):789-796. View abstract
  4. Late effects of pediatric brain tumors. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2019 Oct 09. View abstract
  5. School-aged Children Who Are Not Progressing Academically: Considerations for Pediatricians. Pediatrics. 2019 10; 144(4). View abstract
  6. Implementing guidelines: Proposed definitions of neuropsychology services in pediatric oncology. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017 Aug; 64(8). View abstract
  7. Randomized placebo-controlled study of lovastatin in children with neurofibromatosis type 1. Neurology. 2016 Dec 13; 87(24):2575-2584. View abstract
  8. Supervision in neuropsychological assessment: a survey of training, practices, and perspectives of supervisors. Clin Neuropsychol. 2014; 28(6):907-25. View abstract
  9. Executive function in children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder: the NIH EXAMINER battery. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2014 Jan; 20(1):41-51. View abstract
  10. Pediatric neuropsychology: toward subspecialty designation. Clin Neuropsychol. 2011 Aug; 25(6):1075-86. View abstract
  11. Know thyself: real-world behavioral correlates of self-appraisal accuracy. Clin Neuropsychol. 2011 Jul; 25(5):741-56. View abstract
  12. Extremely preterm birth outcome: a review of four decades of cognitive research. Neuropsychol Rev. 2010 Dec; 20(4):430-52. View abstract
  13. Pilot study of a novel computerized task to assess spatial learning in children and adolescents with neurofibromatosis type 1. J Child Neurol. 2010 Oct; 25(10):1195-202. View abstract
  14. Late effects of therapy for pediatric brain tumor survivors. J Child Neurol. 2009 Nov; 24(11):1455-63. View abstract
  15. Medical, psychological, cognitive and educational late-effects in pediatric low-grade glioma survivors treated with surgery only. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2009 Sep; 53(3):417-23. View abstract
  16. Developmental perspectives on optimizing educational and vocational outcomes in child and adult survivors of cancer. Dev Disabil Res Rev. 2008; 14(3):243-50. View abstract
  17. Making the transition to adulthood in individuals with learning disorders. Adult Learning Disorders: Contemporary Issues, Wolf, L, Schreiber, H & Wasserstein, J (Eds.). 2008; in press. View abstract
  18. Brain tumors in children. Textbook of Clinical Neuropsychology, J.E. Morgan & J. H. Ricker (Eds.). 2008. View abstract
  19. Neuropsychological Outcome After Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy in Children With Primary Brain Tumors and Aqueductal Stenosis. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 2007; 13(S1):155. View abstract
  20. Neuropsychological Outcomes in Children Following Posterior Fossa Syndrome. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, Volume 12, Supplement S1. 2006; 12(S1):109. View abstract
  21. Developmental neuropsychological assessment. Psychologists' Desk Reference, G.P.Koocher & J. C. Norcross & S. S. Hill (Eds.). 2005; 28-32. View abstract
  22. Use of a verbal language screening tool prior to pediatric quality of life (QOL) questionnaire administration. Neuro-Oncology. 2004; 6(4):445. View abstract
  23. Neuropsychological outcomes in children following posterior fossa syndrome: a report of 4 cases. Neuro-Oncology. 2003; 5(1):59. View abstract
  24. Ethical issues in psychological assessment. Assessment Psychology, J.R.Graham & J.A. Naglieri (Eds.). 2003; 10:165-180. View abstract
  25. Neuropsychological assessment of preschool children. E. V. Nuttal & I. Romero & J. Kalesnik (Eds.), Assessing and Screening Preschoolers: Psychological and Educational Dimensions. 1999; 281-295. View abstract
  26. Focal brain dysfunction in a 41-year old man with familial alternating hemiplegia. Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 1997; 247(1):35-41. View abstract
  27. Neuropsychological assessment in preoperative and postoperative evaluation. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 1995 Jul; 6(3):443-54. View abstract
  28. Neuropsychological status of low birth weight children at preschool age. 1982. View abstract