The IAT is a group of professionals who specialize in young child health and wellness. They work together to provide comprehensive diagnostic assessments for children from birth to age 8, who have multiple developmental concerns. 

The goal is to provide accurate diagnosis and treatment for children and families. IAT, which is designed to provide local access to high-quality care, is made up of professionals from multiple agencies who meet each month to evaluate children and families. The IAT meets families on the fourth Tuesday of every month at the Ohio University Hearing, Speech & Language Clinic in Grover Center. 

To schedule an appointment, contact Family Navigator Sue Meeks at (740) 593-9534.

Meet our team:

    Brandie Nance, AuD, CCC-A
(740) 593-1404
Ohio University
College of Health Sciences and Professions
Hearing, Speech and Language Clinic     
Clinical Supervisor
IAT Coordinator 

Jennifer Walton, MD, MPH
(614) 722-2438
Attending Physician, Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
The Ohio State University College of Medicine 

    Sue Meeks, RN, C
(740) 593-9534
Ohio University
Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Community Health Programs
Manager, Family Navigator Program 
    Caroline Murphy, PhD
(614) 355-8315
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Child Development Center
Clinical Child Psychologist 
    Leatha Clark, MS DPT
(740) 566-6664
Ohio University
Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurologic Institute
221 Irvine Hall
Physical Therapist 
    Sarah Taylor, MA, CCC-SLP
(740) 593-1404
Ohio University
Hearing, Speech & Language Clinic
Clinical Supervisor, Speech Language Pathologist 

SEO-IAT Demographics

May 1, 2009 to January 23, 2014

#  of children referred:        135
# of children evaluated:      101
# in Progress:                       12

Referral Concerns:

Children are referred to the IAT team for many different reasons. The majority of children are referred to the team because of concerns regarding autism, behavior, communication, development, and attention. Many children are referred because there are multiple concerns for their development. The following is a list of  number and reason for referral from May 1, 2009 to January 23, 2014:

Rule out autism (specifically):    10
Communication/Speech-language concerns 21
Behavioral concerns 828
Fine motor concerns 2
Cognition 2
Developmental delays 16
Echolalia 2
School concerns 1
Social-emotional concerns 11
Aggression 8
Rule out mental health disorder 1
Sensory Problems:  2
Attention/Concern for ADHD:  14
Auditory Processing Disorder:  1
Eating Concerns:  1
Selective Mutism:  1
History of Trauma:  1
Re-Evaluations:  5

Most Common Diagnoses:
299.00 Autism 29
314.01 ADHD 14
315.3 Speech/Language Delay 8
315.31 Expressive Language Delay 16
315.32 Mixed Receptive-Expressive Language Delay 37