A photo of Megan Stone-Heaberlin.

Staff Psychologist II, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

The Kelly O’Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders
Outreach and Education Lead

513-636-4611

"In my practice, I try to be real and authentic when interacting with patients and families because I would expect nothing less from them!"

About Me

Biography

As a pediatric psychologist in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (DDBP), I specialize in supporting children and adolescents with developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disability. I provide diagnostic assessments, as well as treatment services for behavioral feeding disorders and disruptive behavior utilizing principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA).

I feel passionate about developing innovative ways to support patients in DDBP. In 2020, my colleague and I were granted an award from the Jack H. Rubinstein Foundation to expand upon a pilot program focused on short-term, intensive skill building for very young children with ASD.

In terms of my care philosophy, I am just a regular person with a heart dedicated to helping others. In my practice, I try to be real and authentic when interacting with patients and families because I would expect nothing less from them! I want every patient and family to leave with smiles on their faces. Being authentic also means having raw, vulnerable, and sometimes challenging conversations. It’s important to meet families wherever they are in the journey.

In addition to my clinical practice, I serve as the outreach and education lead in DDBP. In this role, I collaborate with clinicians and community agencies, all with the common goal of supporting local families and educating on various topics related to developmental disabilities. Learn more about DDBP’s outreach and parent education programming.

In my free time, I love spending time with my family, walking our dogs, and checking out local breweries and restaurants. I also love reality TV and true crime, and I’m not afraid to admit it!

Clinical Interests

Assessment of children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, and other developmental concerns; short-term behavioral intervention utilizing principles of applied behavior analysis; behavioral feeding intervention; community engagement; outreach and advocacy. Learn more about DDBP’s outreach and parent education programming.

Clinical Divisions

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Autism

My Locations

My Education

BA: Murray State University, Murray, KY, 2011.

MA: Marshall University, Huntington, WV, 2013.

PsyD: Marshall University, Huntington, WV, 2016.

APA-Accredited Internship: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH, 2015-2016.

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Intellectual and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH, 2016-2017.

Licensure: Ohio State Board of Psychology, 2017.

My Publications

Evidenced-Based Interventions for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder. Will, MN; Currans, K; Smith, J; Weber, S; Duncan, A; Burton, J; Kroeger-Geoppinger, K; Miller, V; Stone, M; Mays, L; et al. Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care. 2018; 48:234-249.