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Medical Director, Reading and Literacy Discovery Center

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

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"I want families to know that I really try to understand the causes underlying a child’s challenging behaviors. Everyone, including children, needs to feel connected and to be understood by others. I help parents better recognize how their child's medical condition affects his or her behavior. This helps parents more strongly connect with their child and improves quality of life for the child and the whole family."

My Biography & Research

Biography

I love having long-term relationships with patients and families and watching children progress.

As a developmental and behavioral pediatrician, I specialize in caring for children with behavior challenges, developmental delays, developmental disorders like autism or intellectual disability, and learning difficulties.

I enjoy "walking the journey" with families of children with developmental disabilities. I partner with my patient families from the initial assessment and sharing of a challenging diagnosis, to celebrating progress. Together, we work through new behaviors and challenges that arise. I appreciate that our specialty gives me more time to spend with patients so that I can understand the underpinnings of a child's behavior and approach "problems" holistically.

At Cincinnati Children’s we value multidisciplinary care. We listen to the parents' perspective when it comes to meeting their child's needs.

I want families to know that I really try to understand the causes underlying a child’s challenging behaviors. Everyone, including children, needs to feel connected and to be understood by others. I help parents better recognize how their child's medical condition affects his or her behavior. This helps parents more strongly connect with their child and improves quality of life for the child and the whole family.

When I’m not working, I spend time with my husband and two young daughters. We love going to parks, swimming, bike riding and reading together.

Research Interests

Childhood literacy

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Research Divisions

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

My Locations

My Education

MD: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 2008.

BS: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 2003.

Fellowship: Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, 2015.

Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2012.

Certification: Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 2012.

My Publications

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Schumacher, J; Froehlich, T. In: Zuckerman B; Augustyn M, Ed. Zuckerman Parker Handbook of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics for Primary Care. Philadelphia, PA: LWW; 2018.

How to create a successful reader? Milestones in reading development from birth to adolescence. Horowitz-Kraus, T; Schmitz, R; Hutton, JS; Schumacher, J. Acta Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics. 2017; 106:534-544.

Apraxia, Autism, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Do We Have a New Spectrum?. Schumacher, J; Strand, KE; Augustyn, M. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 2017; 38 Suppl 1:S35-S37.