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Mary Beth DeWitt, PhD., Division Chief

expertise

pediatric psychology, autism spectrum disorders, developmental/behavioral disorders, chronic illness

bio

Clinical assistant professor Wright State University School of Professional Psychology

Chief of child psychology at Dayton Children's Hospital

education and training

  • graduate school: The Ohio State University
  • internship: The Nisonger Center at The Ohio State University
  • fellowship: Columbus Children's Hospital - Pediatric Psychology

publications and presentations

  • Tunick, R., McClellan, B., DeWitt, M., & Hanlon, K. (2016). Development of Pediatric Primary Care Training: Promises and Pitfalls. Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Denver, Colorado, August, 2016.
  • Hanlon, K., Salman, N., Middleton, L., DeWitt, M. (2016). Training/focus group on the role of Pediatric Psychology Consultation-Liaison Service at a Midwestern Children’s Medical Center. Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Regional Conference, April, 2016.
  • Farmer, C., Kaat, A., Mazurek, M., Lainhart, J., DeWitt, M.B., Cook, Jr., E., Butter, E., & Aman, M.G. (2016). Confirmation of the Factor Structure and Measurement Invariance of the Children’s Scale of Hostility and Aggression: Reactive/Proactive (C-SHARP) in Clinic-Referred Children with and without ASD. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 26(1), 10-18.
  • Hale, J.B., How, S.K., DeWitt, M.B., & Coury, D.L. (2001). Discriminant validity of the Conners Scales for ADHD subtypes. Current Psychology, 20(3), 231-249.
  • DeWitt, M.B., Ott, J., Fillingame, S., Crist, M., & Stucke, J.L. (1999). Psychosocial issues in chronic illness. Pediatric Forum, 10 (1), 21-23.
  • DeWitt, M.B., Schreck, K., & Mulick, J.A. (1998). Use of the Bayley Scales in individuals with profound mental retardation. Manuscript in preparation. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities,10(3), 307-313.
  • Hale, J.B., Hoeppner, J.B., DeWitt, M.B., Coury, D.L., Ritacco, D., and Trommer, B. (1998). Evaluating medication response in ADHD: Cognitive, behavioral, and single subject methodology. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 31(6), 595-607.
  • DeWitt, M.B., Aman, M.G., & Rojahn, J. (1997). Effects of reinforcement contingencies on the performance of children with mental retardation and attention problems. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 9 (2), 101-115.

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

I love working with children and helping them find the path to reach their highest potential.


I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

there is an incredible feeling of community and of working together to meet the needs of the kids that we serve.


Dayton Children's is special because...

there are so many amazing people who work together to support the kids who come into this hospital.


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She was extremely warm, welcoming and down to earth. As parents who are navigating a new potential diagnosis we felt heard, had our questions answered and didn't feel alone on this new journey. We were extremely impressed with Mary Beth and her professionalism and empathy provided.

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My child trusts her very much and that is so important to us!

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She was timely and listened carefully to everything I had to say about my son.

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She is very kind and was great with my son. She thoroughly explained everything to us and was very helpful with any questions.

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