Telehealth technology is a tool that allows behavior professionals and others to make valuable observations, gather data, and propose more targeted, appropriate remediation for areas in which an individual with an autism spectrum disorder needs to progress. This tool can be used across natural settings of home, school, and community, and it has practical applications including use in classroom observation and Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings. The capability of telehealth technology to serve children and families remotely means that parents of children in rural settings can receive more frequent and consistent services from a greater variety of professionals.
This chapter will look at:
-Defining telehealth and asynchronous telehealth for autism (Behavior Imaging® technology)
-How Behavior Imaging® can help professionals observe problem behaviors in the classroom
-How the results of observation via Behavior Imaging can aid at the Individualized Education Program (IEP) of a student with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
-How telehealth technology further helps IEP team members
-Case study via the ‘Beacon Day School project’
(Chapter in Cutting Edge Therapies for Autism (May, 2014); available at www.autismone.org )