Laura Marie Dewey, PhD

Behavioral Health

Primary Office

Nemours Children's Health, Rockland II Nemours Children's Health, Rockland II 1801 Rockland Road Wilmington, DE 19803 Appointment: (800) 416-4441

Get to Know Me

Dr. Laura Dewey is a pediatric psychologist who specializes in autism. She also serves as a clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and an editorial board member of Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology.

Why I Treat Children

My most important and rewarding work is — and always will be — serving children and families. This has become the foundation that inspires my commitment to community collaboration and advocacy.

What I'm Passionate About

I'm passionate about finding innovative solutions, and what better way to use this passion than to improve the lives of children and families? A lot of my work involves working with children and teens with autism. Autism is not a defining characteristic, but a complexity that enriches the lives of the individual, the family, the community and, ultimately, society. I'm a strong advocate for all of us to continue to improve the understanding of and response to autism in our communities. In this way, we can best meet the needs of our children and families impacted by autism.

How I Try to Make A Difference

My work involves psychological diagnosis, testing and assessment, as well as behavioral interventions, social skills groups and program development. In addition to my clinical activities, I'm also involved in a number of professional associations, such as the American Psychological Association, Delaware Psychological Association and the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR).

Education & Training


  • Psychology - Children's Medical Center Dallas, 2012


  • Clinical Psychology - University of Texas, 2011

Medical/Dental School

  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, 2011

Awards & Recognition

  • 2014 Invited to present the Delaware Strategic Plan for Autism Spectrum Disorder to the Joint Committee on Health and Education with the Interagency Commission on Autism (ICA)
  • 2014 Appointed to participate in educational videos on special needs children by the lieutenant governor of Delaware
  • 2013 Appointed member, Interagency Commission on Autism (ICA), Delaware
  • 2013 Appointed member, Delaware Birth Defects and Autism Registry

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health PA Kids HMO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Amerihealth Caritas Delaware
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Community Care Behavioral Health
  • Compsych DE
  • Delaware First Health
  • Devon Health Services
  • Fidelis Care NJ Medicaid HMO
  • First Health/Affordable PPO
  • Global Medical Managment DE/PA
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware
  • Highmark Medicaid Health Options
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Independance Blue Cross/Amerihealth/Keystone Health Plan
  • Insurance Administrators of America
  • INTEGRA Administrative Group (ClaimsBridge)
  • Interlink Transplant
  • Keystone First Medicaid HMO
  • Lifetrac Transplant
  • Maryland Medicaid
  • MHNET Behavioral Health
  • Multiplan PPO
  • National Transplant (Humana)
  • New Jersey Medicaid
  • Pennsylvania Medicaid
  • Plan Vista/NPPN PPO
  • Preferred Healthcare PPO
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Qualcare HMO/POS/PPO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services

  • Adjustment to Medical Illness
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autism
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Disruptive Behavior
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

  • English