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Ethical Advocate for Accurate Application & Dissemination of Behavior Analysis

Welcome to Behaviorbabe

Ethical Advocate for Accurate Application & Dissemination of Behavior Analysis

ABA and Telehealth

"Telemedicine seeks to improve a patient's health by permitting two-way, real time interactive communication between the patient, and the physician or practitioner at the distant site. This electronic communication means the use of interactive telecommunications equipment that includes, at a minimum, audio and video equipment" (Medicaid).

Mentioned in the podcast: checklists for telepractice





These checklists are offered courtesy of Kristen Koba-Burdt with BAYADA. 


Also mentioned in the podcast:



Resources for Behavior Analysts

Related Articles

American Telemedicine Association.  (n.d.). States with parity laws for private insurance coverage of telemedicine (2018).  Retrieved from http://www.americantelemed.org/policy-page/state-policy-resource-center


Aporta, A. P., Resende, A., Nogueira, M., Goyo, C., & Pollard, J. S.  (2016). Interactive computer training to teach discrete-trial instruction to undergraduates and special educators in Brazil: A replication and extension.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 780-793.


Barkaia, A., Stokes, T. F., & Mikiashvili, T.  (2017). Intercontinental telehealth coaching of therapists to improve verbalizations by children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50, 582-589.


Barretto, A., Wacker, D. P., Harding, J., Lee, J., & Berg, W. K.  (2006). Using telemedicine to conduct behavioral assessments. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 39, 333-340.


Blackman, K.  (2016). Covering and reimbursing telehealth services. Retrieved from http://www.ncsl.org/documents/health/lb_2404.pdf


Boisvert, M., Lang, R., Andrianopoulos, M., & Boscardin, M. L. (2010). Telepractice in the assessment and treatment of individuals with autism spectrum disorders: A systematic review. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 13, 423-432.


Dudding, C. C. (2009). Digital videoconferencing: Applications across the disciplines. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 30, 178-182.


Griswold, B.  (n.d.). Will insurance cover video and phone sessions? Retrieved from https://pro.psychcentral.com/will-insurance-cover-video-and-phone-sessions/


Higbee, T. S., Aporta, A. P., Resende, A., Nogueira, M., Goyos, C., & Pollard, J. S.  (2016). Interactive computer training to teach discrete-trial instruction to undergraduates and special educators in Brazil: A replication and extension. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 780-793.


Higgins, W. J., Luczynski, K. C., Carroll, R. A., Fisher, W. W., & Mudford, O. C.  (2017). Evaluation of a telehealth training package to remotely train staff to conduct a preference assessment. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50, 238-251.

Lunney, K.  (2016). FEHBP insurance carriers must cover autism treatment beginning in 2017. Retrieved from http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2016/02/fehbp-insurance-carriers-must-cover-autism-treatment-beginning-2017/126275/


Medicaid.gov.  (n.d.). Telemedicine. Retrieved from https://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid/benefits/telemed/index.html

Suess, A. N., Wacker, D. P., Schwartz, J. E., Lustig, N., & Detrick, J.  (2016). Preliminary evidence on the use of telehealth in an outpatient behavior clinic.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 686-692.


U.S. Census Bureau. (2011). Computer and Internet Use. Retrieved December, 17, 2013 from https://www.census.gov/.


U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesHealth Resources and Services Administration.  (2013). Increasing access to behavioral health care through technology. Retrieved from https://www.hrsa.gov/sites/default/files/publichealth/guidelines/BehavioralHealth/behavioralhealthcareaccess.pdf


Wacker, D. P., Lee, J. F., Padilla Dalmau, Y. C., Kopelman, T. G., Lindren, S. D., Kuhle, J., Pelzel, K. E., & Waldron, D. B.  (2013). Conducting functional analyses of problem behavior via telehealth. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 31-46.


Ward, T. A.  (2015a, July 16). Virtual autism treatment. Retrieved from https://www.bsci21.org/virtual-autism-treatment/


Ward, T. A.  (2015b, July 21). Building children’s communication skills via telehealth. Retrieved from https://www.bsci21.org/building-childrens-communication-skills-via-telehealth/


Ward, T. A.  (2016, October 18). Social skills and staff training in a limousine: Using telehealth to implement OBM.  Retrieved from https://www.bsci21.org/social-skills-and-staff-training-in-a-limousine-using-telehealth-to-implement-obm/