Gary E. Martin, PhD

SHS_Martin.jpgAssistant Professor
Phone: (919) 843-3125
Fax: (919) 966-7532
Email: gary.martin@unc.edu
http://familystudy.org/

Education

  • Post-doctoral, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, 2009 (Speech and Hearing Sciences)
  • PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008 (Speech and Hearing Sciences)
  • MA, University of Pittsburgh, 2003 (Speech-Language Pathology)
  • BA, University of Pittsburgh, 2001 (Communication Science and Disorders)

Personal Statement

Dr. Martin is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences and an Investigator at Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He studies the speech and language development of children with fragile X syndrome, autism, and Down syndrome (with a particular emphasis on pragmatic language and the overlap of autism and fragile X syndrome). He is also a certified speech-language pathologist and completed his clinical fellowship at The Maryland School for the Blind.

Dr. Martin is always looking to work with bright, hard-working, and intellectually curious undergraduate (SPHS 196), M.S. (SPHS 870), and PhD students, as well as volunteers. Individuals are needed to assist with data processing (e.g. transcription, coding) of natural language samples.

Click the link below to visit his project website:

http://familystudy.org/

Courses Taught

  • SPHS 701 Introduction to Research (spring)
  • SPHS 196 Independent Study in Speech and Hearing Sciences (undergraduate)


Research Interests

  • Speech and language in school-age children with fragile X syndrome, autism, and Down syndrome
  • Language and autism in fragile X syndrome
  • Perseveration in children

Publications

Estigarribia, B., Martin, G.E., & Roberts, J.E. (in press). Cognitive, environmental, and  linguistic predictors of syntax in fragile X syndrome and Down syndrome. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

Losh, M., Klusek, J., Martin, G.E., Sideris, J., Parlier, M., & Piven, J. (in press). Defining genetically meaningful language and personality traits in relatives of individuals with fragile X syndrome and relatives of individuals with autism. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics.

Martin, G.E., Ausderau, K.K., Raspa, M., Bishop, E., & Bailey, D.B. (in press). Therapy  service use among individuals with fragile X syndrome: Findings from a U.S. parent survey. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research.

Martin, G.E., Roberts, J.E., Helm-Estabrooks, N., Sideris, J., Vanderbilt, J., & Moskowitz, L. (in press). Perseveration in the connected speech of boys with fragile X syndrome with and without autism spectrum disorder. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Losh, M., Martin, G.E., Klusek, J., Hogan-Brown, A.L., & Sideris, J. (2012). Social communication and theory of mind in boys with autism and fragile X syndrome. Frontiers in Developmental Psychology, 3, 1-12.

Losh, M., Martin, G.E., Klusek, J., & Hogan-Brown, A. (2012). Pragmatic language in autism and fragile X syndrome: Genetic and clinical applications. Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, 19(2), 48-55.

Estigarribia, B., Martin, G.E., Roberts, J.E., Spencer, A., Gucwa, A., & Sideris, J. (2011). Narrative skill in boys with fragile X syndrome with and without autism spectrum disorder. Applied Psycholinguistics, 32, 359–388.

Martin, G.E., Losh, M., & Roberts, J.E. (2009). Language and autism in boys with FXS. The National Fragile X Foundation Quarterly, 35, 6-7.

Zajac, D.J., Harris, A.A., Roberts, J.E., & Martin, G.E. (2009). Direct magnitude estimation of articulation rate in  boys with fragile X syndrome. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 52(5), 1370-9.

Martin, G.E., Klusek, J., Estigarribia, B., & Roberts, J.E. (2009). Language characteristics of individuals with Down syndrome. Topics in Language Disorders, 29(2), 112-132.

Barnes, E., Roberts, J., Long, S.H., Martin, G.E., Berni, M., Callahan-Mandulak, K. & Sideris, J. (2009). Phonological accuracy and intelligibility in connected speech of boys with fragile X syndrome or Down syndrome. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 52(4), 1048-61.

Roberts, J.E., Chapman, R.S., Martin, G.E., & Moskowitz, L. (2008). Language of preschool and school-age children with Down syndrome and fragile X syndrome. In   S.F. Warren & M.E. Fey (Series Eds.) & J.E. Roberts, R.S. Chapman, & S.F. Warren (Vol. Eds.), Communication and language intervention series: Speech and language development and intervention in Down syndrome and fragile X syndrome (pp. 77-115). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

Roberts, J., Martin, G.E., Moskowitz, L., Harris, A.A., Foreman, J., & Nelson, L. (2007). Discourse skills of boys with fragile X syndrome in comparison to boys with Down syndrome. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 50, 475-492.

Price, J., Roberts, J., Vandergrift, N., & Martin, G. (2007). Language comprehension in boys with fragile X syndrome and boys with Down syndrome. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 51(4), 318-326.