Welcome, Betsy Becker, PNP! Developmental Pediatrics and Neurobehavioral Health
BA in biology, Augustana College (now University) in Sioux Falls
BS in nursing, Creighton University
MS in nursing, UNMC on the primary care pediatrics track. Her research project was with Terri Mathews, PhD at the Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation, looking at the effects of peer modeling on social interactions among autistic pre-teens.
Has been a nurse for 21 years, a nurse practitioner for six years, and is board certified in Primary Care Pediatrics and Pediatric Mental Health through PNCB.
Her professional interests include autism, behavioral disorders, anxiety disorders in infants/toddlers/preschoolers and teens, parent/child interaction, chronic/complex illness, the crucial role of mental health in palliative care, child development, genetic disorders, and hypoxic/anoxic brain injuries.
She is married with two children.
Personal interests are gardening, kayaking, triathlon training, reading, spending time with her family, and adopting rescue dogs.
Rush Pediatric Neuropsychology and Grand River Rehabilitation share an office suite. Together, our practices uniquely offer both neuropsychological and medical management for children with disabilities. I am very proud to work with my husband, Dr. A.J. Rush. I quite frequently make a ‘curbside’ request of “Mr. Dr. Rush”—as staff often refer to him—when a medical issue may be compounding a child's presentation. There is significant overlap in physical/medical health and psychological/behavioral health, so it is very helpful for us to have both services available when needed.
I am very excited that Betsy Becker, PNP.will join Grand River Rehabilitation in August. Mrs. Becker will work alongside Dr. A.J. Rush, with a focus on developmental and neurobehavioral issues. This is a most exciting addition to both Rush Pediatric Neuropsychology and Grand River Rehabilitation since Ms. Becker brings with her a wealth of knowledge and 21years’ experience in treating children with complex medical and behavioral health issues.
—Dr. Shana Rush