Heather Brown, PhD, MEd, BEd, BA

Associate Professor, Faculty of Education - Educational Psychology Dept

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Contact

Associate Professor, Faculty of Education - Educational Psychology Dept
Email
heather2@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 243-3334
Address
5-141 Education Centre - North
8730 - 112 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2G5

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Autism neurodiversity academic achievement well-being


About

Dr. Heather M. Brown was originally trained as an elementary school teacher, but she is now an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta, where she helps current and future educators understand how to best support neurodivergent students in the regular classroom. She is also an autistic professional who studies autism. Along with many neurodivergent and neurotypical graduate and undergraduate students and volunteers, her AIDAN lab (https://www.aidanlab.ca/) aims to uncover strategies to support the academic achievement and overall well-being of autistic children, youth and adults. By doing so, her research is poised to empower autistic individuals to be more self-confident in their neurodiversity and to develop a better understanding of the factors that most support their well-being at home, work and school.

Courses

EDPY 301 - Introduction to Inclusive Education: Adapting Classroom Instruction for Students with Special Needs

This course provides an introduction to teaching students with diverse learning support needs within the inclusive education context. Course content focuses on adapting classroom instruction and classroom environments to enhance learning for all students. May contain alternative delivery sections; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.

Fall Term 2021 Winter Term 2022

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Publications

Meta-analysis of receptive and expressive language skills in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Author(s): Kwok, E. Y., Brown, H. M., Smyth, R. E., & Oram Cardy, J.
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Volume: 9
Issue: January 2015
External Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1750946714002402?casa_token=N9HmpwB9pMAAAAAA:-PSx6ZDtruyN7JQu7iTUYRWKxCgx7ZV3jQbOepjJBCkS1Lrt4PHM9SMqCb6VhZbl8arOo69LCs4
Exploring the persuasive writing skills of students with high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder
Author(s): Brown, H. M., Johnson, A. M., Smyth, R. E., & Oram Cardy, J.
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Volume: 8
Issue: 11
Page Numbers: 1482-1499
External Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1750946714001779?casa_token=dnF81JSm7sIAAAAA:ml0Foh1YKdYUQ_Pylzdc9J4bYqFMQgWL40E41sbrUePbW6YzpoSEh_s655NiGcb7ZHWRPV0ZcCM
A Meta-Analysis of the Reading Comprehension Skills of Individuals on the Autism Spectrum
Author(s): Brown, H. M., Oram Cardy, J., & Johnson, A.
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Volume: 43
Issue: 4
Page Numbers: 932-955
External Link: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%252Fs10803-012-1638-1
Writing, Asperger Syndrome and Theory of Mind
Author(s): Brown, H. M. & Klein, P. D.
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Volume: 41
Issue: 11
Page Numbers: 1464-1474
External Link: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%252Fs10803-010-1168-7