Teleconsultation in Schools: A Guide to Collaborative Practice (Paperback)
This practical guide to teleconsulting for school psychology professionals demonstrates how rapid advances in the field can help them expand support for educators, administrators, students, and their families by providing online access to consulting services. As schools adapt to teaching in the era of COVID and beyond, educators and school administrators have an increased need for consultation services via videoconferencing and other technologies. This book provides the first comprehensive introduction to how school psychology professionals can provide effective and culturally-sensitive teleconsultation. The authors describe a step-by-step consulting framework for building productive and collaborative relationships with educators, students, and families, and for troubleshooting any technical or client-related difficulties that arise. This framework includes building rapport with clients, identifying the presenting problem, developing and implementing treatment plans, and performing ongoing evaluations. Case examples illustrate each chapter, and a variety of online infographics are available as learning aids. The book concludes with a consideration of barriers to service, including accessibility, and considers the future promise of teleconsultation in schools.
Aaron J. Fischer, PhD, BCBA-D, is the Dee Endowed Professor of School Psychology in the Department of Educational Psychology and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Utah. He conducts technology-focused research in educational and psychological settings, specifically using telepresence robotics with teachers during school and clinic-based consultation. His current research emphasizes the integration of cutting-edge technology in school and psychological practice. Dr. Fischer is coeditor of two related texts, Computer-Assisted and Web-Based Innovations in Psychology, Special Education, and Health and Technology Applications in School Psychology Consultation, Supervision, and Training. Bradley Bloomfield, PhD, BCBA-D, NCSP, is a lecturer in applied behavior analysis at Monash University. His research emphasizes indirect service delivery in supporting parents and teachers, evidence-based behavior interventions, and the use of technology within consultation and intervention. His publication record includes three book chapters and 16 peer-reviewed journal articles. Dr. Bloomfield is an editorial board member for two journals, served as a guest editor for a special-topic journal on advances in consultation, and has been an ad-hoc reviewer for various peer-reviewed journals.