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Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-822-3420
Fax: 832-825-9065


The Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics
8080 North Stadium Drive
Suite 100
Houston, TX 77054

Dinah Godwin, LCSW-S

Social Worker, Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics and Autism

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work Masters Masters in Social Work 1992


I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 20 years of experience in clinical care for families of children with developmental disabilities and special health care needs, as well as in grant writing, program development, and community outreach.  My areas of interest include working with parents and caregivers on positive behavior management as well as developing interventions to address caregiver stress and enhance self-efficacy.  In addition to my clinical practice, I teach medical learners and other health care professionals about family-centered care, community resources and services, and effective advocacy strategies at the local, state and national levels.  


Organization Name Role
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Member, NASW-Texas Chapter
Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP)

Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care (SSWLHC)


Selected Publications

Godwin D and Vinson SS.  “Social and community services for children with developmental disabilities and/or behavioral disorders and their families.”  In:  Voigt RG, Macias M, Myers S, Tapia C (Eds.).  American Academy of Pediatrics Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.  2nd ed.  Itasca, IL:  American Academy of Pediatrics; in press [spring 2018].  

Godwin D, Berretta M, Turcich M.  “Early intervention and special education.” In:  Klein M (Ed.). Rudolph’s Pediatrics, 23rd Edition.  New York, NY: McGraw Hill; in press [summer 2018].

Ostermaier K, Godwin D, Amrine R. “Team approach in communicating with patients and families in a multi-disciplinary clinic.”  In Communicating with Pediatric Patients and their Families:  The Texas Children’s Hospital Guide for Physicians, Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals.” Palazzi DL, Lorin M, Turner TL, Ward MA, Cabrera AG (Eds.). Houston:  Texas Children’s Hospital; 2015: 136-142.

* Texas Children's Hospital physicians' licenses and credentials are reviewed prior to practicing at any of our facilities. Sections titled From the Doctor, Professional Organizations and Publications were provided by the physician's office and were not verified by Texas Children's Hospital.