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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

Dr. Reichow’s current research interests include the translation of research to practice, the use of systematic review methods and meta-analytic methods to identify evidence-based practices, and applied research involving young children with or at risk of developing disabilities and their families. He is also an ongoing technical advisor for the World Health Organization (WHO).

He 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.

Widely published, Dr. Reichow has authored over 50 scholarly articles and chapters. In addition, he has edited three books; Evidence-Based Practices and Treatments for Children with Autism [Reichow et al., 2011], Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders [Volkmar, Reichow, & McPartland, 2014] and the Handbook of Early Childhood Special Education [B. Reichow, B. A. Boyd, E. E. Barton & S. Odom, 2016].

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.

Dr. Reichow completed his graduate degrees in special education at Vanderbilt University and completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship 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.


Post-Doc, Yale Child Study Center, 2008 – 2010

Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 2008 (Early Childhood Special Education)

M.S., Vanderbilt University, 2006 (Early Childhood Special Education)

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

Key Professional Appointments

Associate Professor, School of Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies, University of Florida, 2014 – present

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 and Honors


Planning Committee, Conference on Research Innovation in Early Intervention, 2015 – present

External Peer-Reviewer: Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care: Screening and treatment of developmental delay in children 1-4, 2015

Conference Research Strand Co-Chair, Council for Exceptional Children Division of Early Childhood, 2014 – 2016

Co-Leader, Research to Practice Special Interest Group, Council for Exceptional Children Division of Early Childhood, 2013 – present

Expert Consultant and Technical Advisor, World Health Organization, 2013 – present

Community Member, Connecticut Department of Developmental Services Institutional Review Board, 2013 – 2014

Planning Committee, Autism Spectrum Disorder Special Interest Group, Association of University Centers on Disability, 2013 – 2014

Member, Council on Research and Evaluation, Association of University Centers on Disability, 2012 – 2014

Editorial Boards

Associate Editor, Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2016 – present

Associate Editor, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2014 – present

Book Review Editor, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2012 – present

Editorial Board Member, Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 2014 – present

Editorial Board Member, Remedial and Special Education, 2013 – present

Editorial Board Member, Infants and Young Children, 2012 – present

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2010 – present

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Early Intervention, 2009 – present


Global Fellow, University of Florida, 2015 – 2016

Council for Exceptional Children, Division of Research: Early Career Publication Award, 2010


Increasing Social-Emotional Outcomes for Florida’s Early Steps Infants/Toddlers: Institutions of Higher Education Supporting the Three Model Demonstration Sites to Implement the Demonstration Site Implementation Plan, Florida Department of Health, Children’s Medical Services
Role: Co-Director
7/1/17 – 6/30/19

Preparing Leaders in Early Childhood Studies and Implementation Science – Project PLECS-IS. U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, H325D150079
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
01/01/2016 – 12/31/2020

Adaptation of World Health Organization Caregiver Skills Training for Caregivers of Children with Disabilities in Zambia. UF College of Education, College Research Incentive Fund
Role: Principal Investigator
8/2016 – 8/2017

Embedded Practices and Intervention with Caregivers (EPIC). U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, R324A120121
Role: Investigator
06/01/2013 – 05/31/2016

University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Research, Service, and Education. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Developmental Disabilities, 90DD0015-01
Role: Research Director and Co-Principal Investigator
07/01/2013 – 06/30/2014

Doctoral Leadership Training Grant. U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, H325D120097
Role: Investigator
01/01/2013 – 06/30/2014

Selected Publications

Reichow, B., Boyd, B. A., Barton, E. E., & Odom, S. L. (Eds.). (2016). Handbook of early childhood special education. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International.

Martinez, J., Waters, C. L., Conroy, M. A., & Reichow, B. (in press). Systematic review of peer-mediated interventions for young children with autism. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education.

Reichow, B., Barton, E. E., Boyd, B. A., & Hume, K. (2018). Early intensive behavioral intervention (EIBI) for young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2018(5), CD009260.

Reichow, B., Barton, E. E., & Maggin, D. M. (2018). Development and applications of the single-case design risk of bias tool for evaluating single-case design research study reports. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 79, 53-64.

Gage, N. A., Cook, B. G., & Reichow, B. (2017). Publication bias in special education meta-analyses. Exceptional Children, 83, 428-445.

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, e1001572.