Michelle L Spader, PsyD :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Michelle L Spader, PsyD

Michelle L Spader, PsyD

Contact Information

187 W. Schrock Rd.
Westerville , OH 43081 [ map ]
PH: (614) 355-8315


Michelle Spader, PsyD is a Clinical Psychologist at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Child Development Center and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University. Dr. Spader specializes in psychological assessment and behavioral interventions for children with developmental disabilities such as Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and Intellectual Disabilities. Behavior interventions include disruptive behaviors, feeding difficulties, toileting delays, and sleep problems. She provides psychological services in the hospital's Down Syndrome Clinic and Bowel Management Clinic. Dr. Spader is a preceptor to interns at the Child Development Center.


  • Female

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Research Interests

Research Funding*:

  • Evaluate effectiveness of constipation guidelines for children with autism spectrum disorders

Education and Training

Undergraduate School

  • Ashland University
    Date Completed: 12/31/2001


  • The Children's Hospital-Denver
    Date Completed: 06/15/2007

Graduate School

  • Wright State University
    Date Completed: 09/17/2007


  • Nationwide Children's Hospital, Child Development Center
    Date Completed: 07/31/2009

Certification Program

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst
    Date Completed: 09/10/2012


  • Child Development Center


  • Behavioral Health Services

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 06/10/2010


  • Baum RA, Nash PL, Foster JE, Spader M, Ratliff-Schaub K, Coury DL. "Primary care of children and adolescents with down syndrome: an update." Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2008 Sep;38(8):241-61. PubMed ID: 18722332

Awards, Honors and Organizations

  • Member, Applied Behavior Analysis-Ohio
  • Member, Ohio Psychological Association
  • Member, American Psychological Association, Division 33-Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000