Association for Behavior Analysis International

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41st Annual Convention; San Antonio, TX; 2015

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Invited Tutorial #216
CE Offered: BACB
Delivering Teleconsultation for Functional Behavior Assessment and Intervention: Things to Consider
Sunday, May 24, 2015
3:00 PM–3:50 PM
Grand Ballroom C3 (CC)
Area: DDA/PRA; Domain: Applied Research
BACB CE Offered. CE Instructor: Anjali Barretto, Ph.D.
Chair: Anjali Barretto (Gonzaga University)
Presenting Authors: : STEPHANIE M. PETERSON (Western Michigan University)

Providing consultation from a distance is becoming increasingly more popular, because it allows for expert consultation even if those needing consultation live far from the consultant. This applies to individuals living in rural areas as well as in urban centers, where traffic congestion can make travel to the consultation site just as problematic as driving to rural areas. Teleconsultation is a method of providing consultation using distance technology. In states where behavior analysts are in short supply but demand for their services is great, teleconsultation can be one solution to the problem. In this tutorial, the ins and outs of setting up a consultation model will be provided. Dr. Peterson will share some of the things she has learned (the good, the bad, and the ugly) during the past year and a half of starting up a new teleconsultation service in Michigan, with a goal of helping participants be prepared for the hurdles that will be encountered.

Instruction Level: Basic
Target Audience:


Learning Objectives: 1.  Define the tele consultation and how it can be used in behavioral consulting. 2.  Identify some of the problems and dilemmas tele consultation can give rise to, as well as potential solutions. 3.  Identify HIPAA-related concerns and solutions in tele consultation.
STEPHANIE M. PETERSON (Western Michigan University)
Dr. Stephanie M. Peterson, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is a professor and chair of the Department of Psychology at Western Michigan University. Dr. Peterson earned her doctorate in special education from the University of Iowa in 1994. She has taught courses in behavior analysis and special education at several different universities (Gonzaga University, Utah State University, The Ohio State University, and Idaho State University). She also served as chair of the Department of Special Education, School Psychology, and Literacy at Idaho State University. Dr. Peterson is senior co-editor of Education and Treatment of Children and has served on or currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavior Analysis in Practice, to name a few. Dr. Peterson is also an elected member of the Board of Directors for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. Her research interests include the assessment and treatment of problem behavior in individuals with developmental disabilities, choice making, functional communication training, and behavior analysis in education.
Keyword(s): teleconsultation, telemedicine



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