Interdisciplinary Developmental Clinic

The Interdisciplinary Developmental Clinic is a comprehensive developmental clinic that provides families with an evaluation of their young child’s developmental strengths, skills and needs (including a medical diagnosis and comprehensive developmental assessment of the child). This clinic is for children ages 1–5 years.

Parents discuss their concerns with a team of professionals which may include faculty and trainees from developmental behavioral pediatrics, psychology, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, audiology, social work, special education, genetic counseling and medical dietetics.

The evaluation consists of a review of the child’s previous medical, educational and therapeutic records, a clinical interview with the parents and other significant care providers, and an assessment of the child’s current development. This process typically requires two clinic visits.

The developmental assessment is completed by team members and may consist of unstructured play-based observation and interactions, structured testing and a physical examination.

Findings and recommendations are discussed with parents to develop ideas for supports and services and to provide a medical diagnosis. A formal report is provided to parents, the referring professional, and the primary care physician after the evaluation. All major insurance programs, Medicaid, and Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps are accepted.

For more information, please contact Shannon Guay at (614) 685-6701 or

Nisonger Interdisciplinary Clinics brochure:




Interdisciplinary Development Clinic Faculty:

  • Andrea Witwer, PhD
    Director of Training for the Nisonger Center, LEND Co-Associate Director, IDD Psychology Faculty
    Developmental Clinics, IDD Psychology, LEND
  • Dawn C. Allain, MS, LGC
    Genetic Counseling Faculty
  • Gail M. Whitelaw, PhD
    Audiology Faculty
  • Holly Estes Doetsch, MS, RD, LD
    Medical Dietetics Faculty
  • Jennifer Walton, MD, MPH
    Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Faculty
  • Kelly Tanner, PhD, OTR/L
    Occupational Therapy Faculty
  • Lori Grisez, PT, DPT
    Physical Therapy Faculty
  • Paula Rabidoux, PhD, CCC-SLP
    Associate Director LEND Co-Director
    Administration, Developmental Clinics, LEND
  • Stephanie Hosley, MS, RN, CPNP-PC
    Nursing Faculty