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John L. Brown

Distinguished Lecturer and Director of Training and Programs in Applied Behavior Analysis, Special Education

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Prior to joining the Hunter College Faculty Dr. Brown served as the executive director of a private, non-profit program, serving individuals with autism. In addition, he has served as a classroom teacher, staff trainer, and ABA consultant. He completed doctoral fellowships in autism intervention at the Princeton Child Development Institute and developmental disabilities at the New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities.

Education

City University of New York Graduate Center, Psychology-Learning Processes, Ph.D., 2003

Queens College/CUNY, Psychology, MA, 1994

University of California, Santa Barbara, Psychology, BA, 1988

Teaching

EDABA 798 Applied Behavior Analytic Approaches to Learning

EDABA 799 Applied Behavior Analytic Autism Intervention

Behavior Analytic Approaches to Learning

Research

Dr. Brown's research interests include the development of interventions to address communication deficits experienced by individuals with autism. In addition, he has conducted research on interventions used to reduce problem behavior among individuals with autism. His current research program is designed to evaluate the language content developed during script-fading interventions.

Publications

Brown, A. K., Brown, J. L., & Poulson, C. L. (2008). Discriminating which fork to use: Teaching selective imitation to people with autism. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2, 199-208. doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2007.06.001

Brown, J. L., Krantz, P. J., McClannahan, L. E., & Poulson, C. L. (2008). Using script fading to promote natural environment stimulus control of verbal interactions among youth with autism. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2, 480-497. doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2007.08.006

Brown, J. L. & Poulson, C. L. (2008). Speech Prosody Intervention in Autism. In A. Fitzer & P. Sturmey (Eds.), Language and Autism: Applied Behavior Analysis, Evidence, and Practice (pp. 251-277). Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.

Rozenblat, E., Brown, J. L., Brown, A. K., Reeve, S. A., Reeve, K. R. (2009). Effects of adjusting DRO schedules on the reduction of stereotypic vocalizations in children with autism. Behavioral Interventions, 24, 1-15. doi: 10.1002/bin.270

Grants

New York Collaborates for Autism, $425,000 2008-2010

New York Collaborates for Autism, $118,000 2010

New York Collaborates for Autism, $140,000 2011

New York Collaborates for Autism, $75,000 2012

New York Collaborates for Autism, $167,000 2013-2015

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