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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
352-273-4283
breichow@coe.ufl.edu

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.

Degrees

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

Service

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, 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

Honors

Global Fellow, University of Florida, 2015 – 2016

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

Grants

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
$995,218

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
$40,000

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
$1,499,971

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
$500,000

Doctoral Leadership Training Grant. U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, H325D120097
Role: Investigator
01/01/2013 – 06/30/2014
$300,000

Selected Publications

Books

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

Volkmar, F. R., McPartland, J. C., & Reichow, B. (Eds.). (2014). Adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders. New York, NY: Springer.

Reichow, B., Doehring, P., Cicchetti, D. V., & Volkmar, F. R. (Eds.). (2011). Evidence- based practices and treatments for children with autism. New York, NY: Springer.

Book Chapters

Stichter, J., Conroy, M., O’Donnell, R., & Reichow, B. (2017). Current issues and trends in the education of children and youth with autism spectrum disorders. In J.M. Kauffman, D.P. Hallahan & P. Pullen (Eds.). Handbook of special education (2nd Edition). New York: Rutledge Press.

Reichow, B. (2016). Evidence-based practice in the context of early childhood special education. In B. Reichow, B. A. Boyd, E. E. Barton, & S. L. Odom (Eds.), Handbook of early childhood special education. New York, NY: Springer.

Ben-Avie, M., Newton, D., & Reichow, B. (2014). Using handheld applications to improve the transitions of students with autism spectrum disorders. In N. R. Silton (Ed.), Innovative technologies to benefit children on the autism spectrum (pp. 106-125). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Reichow, B., & Barton, E. E. (2014). Evidence-based practices in autism. In F. R. Volkmar, S. Rogers, K. Pelphrey, & R. Paul (Eds). Handbook of autism and pervasive developmental disorders, 4th ed (pp. 969-992). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Reichow, B., Campbell, D., & Volkmar, F. R. (2014). Autism spectrum disorders: Several disorders or continuum of one. In P. Sturmey, J. Tarbox, D. Dixon, & J. L. Matson (Eds.), Handbook of early intervention for autism spectrum disorders: Research, practice, and policy, (pp. 27-50). New York, NY: Springer.

Volkmar, F. R., & Reichow, B. (2014). The evolution of autism as a diagnostic concept from Kanner to DSM-5. In T. E. David, S. W. White, & T. H. Ollendick (Eds.), Handbook of autism and anxiety (pp. 217-230). New York, NY: Springer.

Volkmar, F. R., Reichow, B., & McPartland, J. C. (2014). Introduction to Adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders. In F. R. Volkmar, J. C. McPartland, & B. Reichow (Eds.), Adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders, (pp. 1-13). New York, NY: Springer.

Volkmar, F. R., Reichow, B., Westphal, A., & Mandell, D. S. (2014). Autism and the autism spectrum: Diagnostic concepts. In F. R. Volkmar, S. Rogers, K. Pelphrey, & R. Paul, (Eds.), Handbook of autism and the pervasive developmental disorders, 4th ed. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Barton, E. B., Reichow, B., Schnitz, A., Smith, I. C., & Sherlock, D. (2015). A systematic review of sensory-based treatments for children with disabilities. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 37, 64-80.

Gelbar, N. P., Shefcyk, A., & Reichow, B. (2015). A comprehensive survey of current and former college students with ASD. Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, 88, 45-68.

Reichow, B., George-Puskar, A., Lutz, T., Smith, I. C., & Volkmar, F. R. (2015). Systematic review of Rett syndrome in males. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45(10), 3377-3383.

Smith, I. C., Reichow, B., & Volkmar, F. R. (2015). The effects of DSM-5 criteria on number of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder: A systematic review. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45(8), 2541-2552.

Doehring, P., Reichow, B., Palka, T., Phillips, C., & Hagopian, L. (2014). Behavioral approaches to managing severe problem behaviors in children with autism spectrum disorders and related developmental disabilities: A descriptive analysis. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 23(1), 25-40.

Gelbar, N. P., Reichow, B., & Smith, I. (2014). Systematic review of articles describing experience and supports of individuals with autism enrolled in college and university programs. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44, 2593-2601.

Reichow, B., Gelbar, N. P., Shefcyk, A., Mouradjian, K., & Smith, I. C. (2014). Characteristics of international websites with information on developmental disabilities. Research in Developmental Disorders, 35(10), 2293-2298.

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

Reichow, B., Lemons, C. J., Maggin, D. M., & Hill, D. R. (2014). Beginning reading interventions for children and adolescents with intellectual disability. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 10, CD011359. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD011359.

Volkmar, F. R., & Reichow, B. (2014). Infants and toddlers with autism: The promise and the challenges. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 16(1), 11-14.

Newton, D., Eren, R., Ben-Avie, M., & Reichow, B. (2013). Providing visual supports with handheld devices. Journal of Special Education Technology, 28(2), 53-56.

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.

Reichow, B., Shefcyk, A., & Bruder, M. B. (2013). Quality comparison of websites related to developmental disabilities. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34, 3077-3083.

Reichow, B., Volkmar, F. R., & Bloch, M. H. (2013). Systematic review and meta- analysis of pharmacological treatment of the symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children with pervasive developmental disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 13(10), 2435-2441.

Song, Z., Giannottii, T., & Reichow, B. (2013). Resources and services for children with autism spectrum disorders and their families in China. Infants and Young Children, 26(3), 204-212.

Sukhodolsky, D. G., Bloch, M. H., Panza, K., & Reichow, B. (2013). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety in children with high-functioning autism: A meta-analysis. 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