Profile: Dr. Aaron J. Fischer
Consultation through Telepresence Robots
Dr. Aaron J. Fischer, PhD, BCBA-D is evaluating the effectiveness of using telepresence robots in rural southwest Utah schools. Pediatric psychologists are few and far between -- Dr. Fischer is exploring the use of iPad-based robots to provide face-to-face counseling to students in remote towns and to provide rural faculty with consulations to handle the day-to-day behavioral needs of the student. Telepresence may prove to be an effective and efficient means of providing student support where local staffing of trained professionals would be impractical.
Abstract: An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Conjoint Behavioral Consultation
through Telepresence Robots
This grant provided funding to purchase a Double mobile telepresence robot, which is used to provide teleconsultation to teachers and parents in rural schools across southwest Utah. Supports focus on evidence-based behavioral assessment and treatment strategies for children with autism spectrum disorder, social-emotional problems, and behavior problems.
Video of Case Study: University of Utah and Double Robotics
featuring Aaron Fischer
Telepresence robots to beam psychologists into schools
Researchers in Utah are experimenting with robots to solve a pressing problem: There aren't enough pediatric psychologists to go around.
Dr. Aaron Fischer speaks with Matt Townsend on the use of telepresence robots in schools