Jennifer A. Brown

Areas of Expertise

  • language development and intervention
  • autism spectrum disorder
  • family and professional collaboration

Interests

  • collaborative intervention practices in natural environments
  • social communication intervention
  • family-centered early intervention
  • preschool and school-age language and literacy intervention
  • professional development

Academic Affiliations

Education

  •  PhD in Communication Science and Disorders, 2012
    Florida State University
  •  MS in Communication Disorders, 2004
    University of Texas at Dallas
  •  BS in Communication Science and Disorders, 2003
    Florida State University

Contact

 Aderhold Hall, 536
 706-542-9580 (office)

Research Summary

My research is focused on improving language outcomes for children in natural environments (i.e., home, school, community) through collaborative practices. To do this, I study (a) parent-implemented communication interventions for young children with developmental delays and disorders, including ASD; (b) interventions that support the connection between oral language and literacy in preschool and elementary classrooms; and (c) the processes, professional development, and implementation of evidence-based practices within early intervention, preschool, and school settings. I am affiliate faculty with the Center for Autism and Behavioral Education Research (CABER) and the Center for Counseling and Personal Evaluation within the College of Education at the University of Georgia. I also collaborate as a research associate with the Communication and Early Childhood Research and Practice Center at Florida State University.

Awards and Accolades

Ocie T. Dekle Excellence in Teaching

College of Education, 2017

Communication Sciences and Disorders Teacher of the Year

UGA National Student Speech Language Hearing Association, 2017

Communication Sciences and Disorders Teacher of the Year

UGA National Student Speech Language Hearing Association, 2015