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Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy

Martin, Tennessee
Dr. Brown received his undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University in 1966 and stayed on as a Research Fellow in Medical Psychology receiving his Ph. D. in 1970. He spent 38 years at The University of Tennessee at Martin, 24 as Chair of the Psychology Department where he published over 30... Full Bio
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Clinic Notes: Children with Autism Have Unique Faces by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum A recent study at the University of Missouri found that different facial characteristics could be used to diagnosis children with autism. The facial characteristics are not ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: Dr. Gary Brown's Autism Diagnosis and Treatment Plan for Parents and Caregivers by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Parent and caregivers hear so much discussion and get so much advice about autism that they are confused. Many times they go in so many different directions that they are n ... Read on »
Dr. Gary Brown's Autism Apps Party by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Dr. Brown's Apps is participating in the A4cwsn 3rd FB App Party thru 10/3! 50% of the proceeds from our app sales this weekend go towards helping children with special need ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: Different Strains of Autism by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum In previous blogs I have discussed that obvious variability that exist in the behavior of the children with an autism diagnosis who come to our clinic. The Autism Spectrum ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: Brain Imaging and Autism by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum There is no biological marker for diagnosing autism as there is for other chronic disorders. This makes research more difficult because we are not sure if our “autism group ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: Marriage Patterns and Autism by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I see thirty or forty children diagnosed with autism in my clinic each week. The children are a good sample of the spectrum ranging from low functioning non-verbal to high ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: Something Nice by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Okay I know that I usually blog about clinical and research issues concerning kids on the Spectrum, but this was just too nice to pass up. The Theater Development Fund has ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: Who Should Be Licensed to Do ABA? by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum ABA has established itself as the treatment of choice for autism and with the rates of autism becoming epidemic pressure is on private insurance companies to pay providers f ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: The Genetics of Autism by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Most of us who have been treating autism for a long time have accepted that autism is a genetic disorder. When parents, who have a child with autism, inquire about having a ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: A Biological Marker for Autism? by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum One big problem in conducting studies on the causes of autism is reliable diagnosis. There are no biological markers of autism so autism is inferred from the child's behavi ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: Antidepressants and Autism by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum According to a California study, mothers who use selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI's), a common medication for depression, during pregnancy have a higher rate of ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: iPad Apps for Children with Autism Redux by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum At the Children's Treatment Center I see 40 plus kids per week. Most of these children, 89-90%, have autism or some related disorder. The age range is 18 months to 12 years ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: Gary James' App Party for Autism by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum As I've mentioned in previous blogs, Apple's iPad is a wonderful tool for children with autism. The children in our clinic have what appears an almost Zen like relationship ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: Developmental Disabilities in Children Are Increasing by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum According to a recent article in Time Magazine by Meredith Melnick, developmental disorders in children are rising. She draws on a recent study in the journal Pediatrics wh ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: More Links to Autism Reported by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum This week two studies found links to an increased risk of having a child with autism. A study at the University of California at Davis found mothers who had fever during pre ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: Autism Rates Are Up Again by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum What would a recent study on the rates of autism find? Well, if you guessed another increase you would be correct. Autism rates in South Korea are reported at 1 in 38 chi ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: Cost of ABA by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum As most parents of children with autism know, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) as a treatment for children with autism was pioneered 25 or so years ago by Ivar Lovaas. This ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: The Business of Autism by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I see 40 children each week at the Children's Treatment Center. In addition, I blog weekly, trying to keep everyone informed about the autism war in the trenches, process o ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: Ipad Apps Redux by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum As I mentioned in an earlier blog, the iPad is the pied piper for kids with autism. Many apps for children with autism are available now in the iTunes store, including our ... Read on »
Clinic Notes: "Wretches and Jabberers" by Dr. Gary B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Tracy Thresher, who is nonverbal because of autism, and friend Larry Bissonnette call themselves "wretches" and people who can speak they call "jabbers." Their message, the ... Read on »