Autism spectrum disorders; language acquisition; family consultation; play development in children with autism spectrum disorders; diagnostics
Jennifer Brown, PhD, CCC-SLP, is the Outreach Coordinator for The Kelly O'Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Children's Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati.
In July, 1999, Dr. Brown joined Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the Kelly O'Leary Center to collaborate with families of children with an Autism Spectrum about resources and treatment options available to them.
Dr. Brown came to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center from Autism Consultation and Training, where she provided ASD consultation to families, school and organizations. Prior to that, she was a speech-language pathologist in private practice.
Dr. Brown serves on the Board of the Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati and is past president of that organization. She is also past president of the Southwest Ohio Speech, Language and Hearing Association. She also serves on the Regional Autism Advisory Council.
Dr. Brown has published articles regarding the impact of regression on language development in autism, diagnosis and assessment of developmental disabilities and play in children with autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Brown is a frequent presenter at local, state and national conferences on a variety of topics pertaining to autism spectrum disorders.
Education and Training
PhD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
MA: Communication Disorders, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
BS: Sociology - Magna Cum Laude, The University of Maryland, College Park, MD.