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Reichow, Brian

BrianReichowAssociate Professor
School of Special Education, School Psychology and Early Childhood Studies

College of Education
University of Florida
1345Q Norman Hall
PO Box 110750
Gainesville, FL 32611

Research Biography

Brian Reichow, Ph.D., BCBA-D is an Associate Professor in Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies and the Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies in the College of Education at the University of Florida. Dr. Reichow completed his graduate degrees in Special Education at Vanderbilt University and completed a two-year post-doc at the Yale Child Study Center, where he remains an adjunct faculty member. Prior to his graduate studies, Dr. Reichow received degrees in Elementary Education and Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was a teacher of students with autism in early childcare settings and public elementary schools.

Dr. Reichow’s current research interests include the translation of clinical research into practical applications in schools and communities, the identification and evaluation of evidence-based practices, systematic review and meta-analytic methods and applications, and applied research in authentic educational settings. Dr. Reichow is an ongoing technical advisor for the World Health Organization is currently working with colleagues at the WHO and other international sites to develop practice guidelines and training materials to increase the identification, management, and treatment of children with developmental disabilities in lower- and middle-income countries.

Dr. Reichow is widely published and has authored over 50 scholarly articles and chapters. In addition, he has edited two books (Evidence-Based Practices and Treatments for Children with Autism[Reichow et al., 2011] and Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders [Volkmar, Reichow, & McPartland, 2014]), and is currently working on completing the Handbook of Early Childhood Special Education, to be published in 2015.

Dr. Reichow is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders and serves on numerous other editorial boards of early childhood and special education journals. Dr. Reichow has received numerous awards and recognition for his work including the Gaylord Ross Dissertation Award at Vanderbilt and the 2010 Council for Exceptional Children, Division of Research Early Career Publication Award.


Post-Doc: Yale Child Study Center (2008-2010)

Ph.D.: Vanderbilt University (2008) (Special Education)

M.S.: Vanderbilt University (2006) (Special Education)

A.E.B.D: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2000) (Elementary Education and Psychology)

Key Professional Appointments

Assistant Professor, Community Medicine and Health Care; Research Director, A.J. Pappanikou Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, University of Connecticut Health Center (2012-2014)

Associate Research Scientist, Yale Child Study Center (2010-2013)

Activities & Honors

Council for Exceptional Children, Division of Research:  Early Career Publication Award

Selected Publications

Reichow, B., Kogan, C., Barbui, C., Smith, I., Yasamy, M. T., & Servili, C. (2014). Parent skills trainingfor parents of children or adults with neurodevelopmental disorders: Systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. BMJ Open, 4, e005799.

Reichow, B., Servili, C., Yasamy, M. T., Barbui, C., & Saxena, S. (2013). Non-specialist psychosocial interventions for children and adolescents with intellectual disability or lower functioning autism spectrum disorders: A systematic review. PLoS Medicine, 10(12), e1001572. doi:10.1371/journal/pmed.1001572.

Sukhodolsky, D. G., Bloch, M. H., Panza, K., & Reichow, B. (2013). Meta-analysis of cognitive behavior therapy for anxiety in children with high-functioning autism. Pediatrics, 132(5), e1341-1350.

Volkmar, F. R., & Reichow, B. (2013). Autism in DSM-5: Progress and challenges. Molecular Autism, 4:13. doi:10.1186/2040-2392-4-13

McPartland, J. C., Reichow, B., & Volkmar, F. R. (2012). Sensitivity and specificity of proposed DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 51(4), 368-383.

Reichow, B., Barton, E. E., Boyd, B. A., & Hume, K. (2012). Early intensive behavioral intervention for (EIBI) young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2012(10), CD009260. DOI:10.1002/14651858.CD009260.

Reichow, B., & Wolery, M. (2011). Comparison of progressive time delay with instructive feedback and progressive time delay without instructive feedback for children with autism spectrum disorders.Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44(2), 327-340.