Teleconsultation in Schools: A Guide to Collaborative Practice
By Aaron J. Fischer & Bradley S. Bloomfield
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.