Child Development Center :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Child Development Center

The Child Development Center was formed in 2009 as an integration of the clinical activities of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) Psychology, and the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders and offers a wide range of services to address the developmental and behavioral needs of children, adolescents and families struggling with autism spectrum disorders and other neurodevelopmental disabilities.

We offer state-of-the-art, interdisciplinary assessment and treatment, including Intensive Behavioral Intervention (IBI), a scientifically proven treatment for children with autism. Our faculty physicians and psychologists provide support and leadership across a number of related interdisciplinary programs targeting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Nisonger Center of The Ohio State University (OSU).

A variety of training programs exist, including a predoctoral practicum program for psychology graduate students at OSU and other regional universities, a predoctoral internship accredited by the American Psychological Association, postdoctoral fellowships in IDD psychology, and training for the Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship programs. There are also opportunities for exposing medical students and other post graduate trainees to this important area of pediatric care, as well as a range of collaborative training programs with the Nisonger Center. Outreach activities include rural developmental behavioral assessment and management clinics.

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If you think your child or family could benefit from Big Lots Behavioral Health Services at Nationwide Children's Hospital, please call (614) 355-8080 or request an appointment online.

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Before Your Appointment

Before your first appointment at the Child Development Center, please print and fill out the pre-appointment packet below. 

The packet must be returned to the following address prior to your first appointment:

Child Development Center
187 W. Schrock Rd.
Westerville, OH 43081

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