Nicole Swain PsyD

Nicole Swain PsyD

Pediatric Psychologist

NeuroDevelopmental Science Center
Spasticity Program


Akron Children's Hospital
NeuroDevelopmental Science Center
Considine Professional Building
215 W. Bowery St., Suite 4400
Akron , OH 44308
Phone: 330-543-8050
Fax: 330-543-8054
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Undergraduate School

Otterbein College, Westerville, OH

Graduate School

Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH


Pediatric Psychology; Chronic pain specialty: Cincinnati Childrenís Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH


American Psychological Association (APA)
The Society of Pediatric Psychology (SPP); Division 54 of APA
Ohio Psychological Association (OPA)

Clinical Interests

Children and adolescents with medical/physical health conditions, acute and/or chronic, to help them with quality of life, adjustment, functional ability, learning, and success in multiple domains of development.

Research Interests

Physical and psychological factors in a sample of children and adolescents struggling with obesity who attended an outpatient medically-based weight management program.


Smith, J.D., Finn, S.E., Swain, N.F., & Handler, L. (2010). Therapeutic assessment of families in healthcare settings: A case presentation of the modelís application. Families, Systems, & Health, 28(4), 369-386.

Kashikar-Zuck, S., Lynch, A.M., Slater, S., Graham, T.B., Swain, N.F., & Noll, R.B. (2008). Family factors, emotional functioning and functional impairment in juvenile fibromyalgia syndrome. Arthritis Care & Research, 59(10), 1392-1398.

Kashikar-Zuck, S., Lynch, A.M., Graham, T.B., Swain, N.F., Mullen, S.B., & Noll, R.B. (2007). Social functioning and peer relationships of adolescents with juvenile fibromyalgia syndrome. Arthritis & Rheumatism, 57(3), 474-480.

Swain, N.F., Popenhagen, M., Kashikar-Zuck, S., Kruschwitz, M., & Negron, J. (2007). Treatment approaches and interventions for juvenile primary fibromyalgia syndrome: A current review. In A. P. Rockne (Ed.), Focus on fibromyalgia research. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

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