Functional Behavior Assessment

Functional Behavior Assessment Consulting Over Miles is a teleconsultation initiative in which Western Michigan University works with service providers and teachers to increase their behavioral assessment and intervention skills when working with the autistic population.

To maximize efficiency and cut down on travel, a specialized camera and audio system will provide interaction between facilitators and participants to coach them through their assessment and treatment. Dr. Stephanie Peterson and WMU graduate students will provide live feedback to participants, who can also go back and watch sessions again to review the input from experts. Five sites will be equipped with camera systems to give providers the necessary tools to effectively carry out both assessment and treatment.