APPIC Program Match Number 150914
Number of Internship Positions: 4
Rebecca Hellenthal, Ph.D.
Phone: (614) 355-7500
The Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) track offers training focused on children either with or suspected of a developmental disability. Training includes outpatient assessment and treatment, traditional supervision, problem-focused case conferences, treatment rounds and an ongoing professional development series with invited speakers and guests. Interns closely interact with other trainees including psychology post-doctoral fellows and practicum students, speech pathology trainees, medical students, social work interns and pediatric residents.
Interns provide most of their clinical work at the Child Development Center (CDC), an interdisciplinary clinic. Interns also rotate through medical clinics including Interdisciplinary Feeding Clinic, Neurodevelopmental Clinic, and Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Fellows Clinic. Interns rotate through a Rural Outreach program, offering services either in Southeastern or Northwestern Ohio one time per month. Interns participate in occasional hospital inpatient consultations that occur throughout the year. Inpatient consultations typically are geared toward behavioral difficulties or differential diagnosis of children with developmental disabilities.
Interns work as part of an interdisciplinary team (Physician/Nurse Practitioner, Speech Therapist, Nurse, psychometrician), evaluating children suspected of autism or developmental delay. Interns then complete a full psychological assessment to further document the child’s functioning and generate recommendations for services. Interns also complete traditional psychological evaluations of children with other intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Special training opportunities focused on behavioral therapy for children with developmental disabilities is an integral part of training. Treatment experiences are ample and cover a wide range of presenting problems and diagnoses including feeding problems, aggression, self-injury, sleep problems, and toileting and other gastrointestinal issues. Treatment cases may also involve habilitative interventions for adaptive behavioral deficits, school and academic interventions, and early intensive behavioral intervention for autism.
- Neurodevelopmental Clinic
- Feeding Clinic (IFEC) for Children with IDD
- Rural Outreach Clinics to Southeast and Northwest Ohio
- Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Fellows Clinic
Interns participate in advocacy activities including attending presentations, assisting with a lecture, or making school visits on behalf of a client. CDC Psychology also supports outreach clinics to rural and Appalachian counties in Ohio through direct service and tele-health services. All CDC Faculty are strongly invested in advocacy efforts for their patients. Interns may incorporate different advocacy efforts into their training year.
IDD interns work five days per week. There is no “on call” coverage and interns typically work 40-50 hours per week.
|Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Track
Sample Weekly Schedule
All CDC faculty are responsible for training and supervising interns. Supervision takes different forms, including clinical supervision, mentoring, and/or didactic training.
Elizabeth Kryszak, Ph.D.
- David Michalec, Ph.D.
James Mulick, Ph.D., BCBA-D (OSU Professor Emeritus)
Caroline Murphy, Ph.D.
Courtney Rice, Psy.D.
Micheline Silva, Ph.D.
Mary Wojnaroski, Ph.D.
Shalonda Brooks, Ph.D.
Lauren Fishbein, Ph.D.
Applicants who have been invited to interview for the IDD Track typically have the following:
Behavioral therapy/Parent Training experience.
Psychological assessment with young children (1.5 – 6 years)
Prior work with intellectually and developmentally delayed children