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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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Dr. DeWitt is a caring and wonderful provider.

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She was so nice and caring. Even tho my son started getting a little grumpy towards the end of the appointment, she was extremely understanding and that really meant a lot to me and my husband.

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We were happy with our experience

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She is wonderful with my son and very helpful in guiding him. She listens to our concerns and is dedicated to doing whatever she can to make things better for my son and our family.

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