ASD-ID Clinic: Who We Are

Nadia Johnson, LOTR

Nadia Johnson
Occupational Therapist
Nadia is the coordinator of the ASDID clinic and the occupational therapist on the team. She graduated from LSUHSC with a Master’s in Occupational Therapy in 2007. Nadia loves the interdisciplinary and family centered nature of our clinic. The training she brings to the team is critical assessment of sensory processing. Nadia is also the coordinator of the Louisiana Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities program, more commonly referred to as LEND. LEND prepares graduate students/early career professionals in many disciplines, parents and self-advocates to take on leadership roles in fields related to Maternal Child Health.

Katie Rambeau, M.Ed.

Katie Rambeau
Early Interventionist
Katie Rambeau is an Early Interventionist with the Human Development Center’s Autism Spectrum Disorders Interdisciplinary Clinic.  Katie’s role on the team is to work with families in identifying the need for a referral, gain insight into the benefit of having a diagnostic evaluation completed, supporting the family through the evaluation process, and providing the team with insight and recommendations from an Early Interventionist’s perspective.

Brittney Wright

Brittney Wright Peters
Speech Language Pathologist

Kim Sherman, Ph. D.

Kim Sherman
Licensed Psychologist

Kim Sherman, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist who evaluates children referred to the Autism Spectrum Disorders Interdisciplinary (ASDID) Clinic at LSUHSC’s Human Development Center. She is also a Nationally Certified School Psychologist through the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and a past president of the Louisiana School Psychological Association (LSPA). Dr. Sherman’s areas of interest include assessment and intervention for young children and school-aged youth. Dr. Sherman also works as a Professor of Practice in Tulane University’s School Psychology program and as a trainer and consultant in New Orleans-area schools.

Cedric Dent, Jr., MSW

Cedric Dent
Cedric Dent Jr, MSW is a social worker on the ASDID team working to meet the holistic needs of families by connecting them to important resources in the community. Cedric is a 2021 – 2022 Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program scholar. Throughout his LEND experience, he has gained profound knowledge of what it means to address autism spectrum disorder related concerns and how to connect families with resources. His passion for social work is connected to his upbringings — growing up without a father and experiencing hurricane Katrina. Cedric received his bachelor’s degree from Southeastern Louisiana University and received his Master’s of Social work degree from Louisiana State University on May 20, 2022.

Kelly Sommers, BS (Psych)

Kelly Sommers, young white woman with brown hair, wearing thin glasses and black shirt
Disability Support Coordinator
Kelly Sommers is a Disability Support Coordinator with the Autism Spectrum Disorders Interdisciplinary Diagnostic (ASDID) Clinic and the Human Development Center’s Early Childhood initiatives, which includes the Early Head Start Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) and Inclusive Practices in Early Childhood (IPEC). In her roles, Kelly supports children and their families by coordinating their care to ensure that they are receiving the best supports possible! Kelly Sommers is a specialist in matters regarding developmental disability. Her previous experiences include support coordination with EarlySteps and OCDD disability waivers. Driven by the protection of individuals’ rights, she takes pride in providing the best support and advocacy possible. As a Support Coordinator, Kelly is passionate about early intervention and inclusion.