Matthew E. Fasano-McCarron, PsyD

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Matthew E. Fasano-McCarron, PsyD, is a pediatric neuropsychologist with the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Providing fair and culturally-competent neuropsychological services to children and families who are deaf and hard of hearing, including those who identify as culturally Deaf and for whom American Sign Language is their primary language.
Locations: Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training


Pediatric Neuropsychology - Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD


Pediatric Neuropsychology - Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Undergraduate Degree

BS in Applied Developmental Psychology - University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Graduate Degree

MA in Clinical Psychology - La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA
PsyD in Clinical Psychology - La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA

Additional Training

Certificate in American Sign Language and Deaf Studies – University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Cognitive, language, and social-emotional development of children and youth who are deaf and hard of hearing, including signing culturally Deaf youth
Effects of late or inadequate first language (L1) acquisition on neuropsychological functioning
Pre- and post-surgical predictors of outcomes for children who receive cochlear implant (CI)
Effects of CI on cognition, learning, and patient-reported outcomes such as quality of life




Fasano-McCarron, M.E., Bernstein J.H., Waber, D.P., Newburger, J.W., DeMaso, D.R., Bellinger, D.C., & Cassidy, A.R. (2021). Performance on the ROCF at 8 years predicts academic achievement at 16 years in individuals with dextro-transposition of the great arteries. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 27(9), 1-8.


Schneider-Muñoz, A.J., Nellius, P., Gelwicks, J., Renteria, R., Webman, B., & Fasano, M.E. (2015) Reducing risk: Families in wraparound intervention. Families in Society: Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 96(2), 23-30.


Schneider-Muñoz, A.J. & Fasano, M.E. (2010). Recognizing the future: Current trends in youth work and education. The Journal of Child and Youth Care Work, 23, 215-226.

Posters and Presentations


Fasano McCarron, M.E., Landsman, R., Shimoni, Y., Isquith, P., & Clark, T. Evaluating Children and Youth who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing: A Survey of Psychologists and Neuropsychologists. Poster presented at: International Neuropsychology Society annual conference; 2022 Feb 2-4; New Orleans, LA.

Awards and Honors

2019, Distinguished Alumni Award in Psychology in Education, University of Pittsburgh
2015, Chief Extern La Salle University
2011, Student Service Award, University of Pittsburgh
2011, Fellow, National Afterschool Matters Initiative, University of Pittsburgh

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

Ad hoc reviewer

Professional Psychology: Research and Practice
Child: Care, Health, & Development
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2017-present, International Neuropsychological Society
2014-present, American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association
2012-present, American Psychological Association