Aaron J. Fischer, PhD, BCBA-D portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
  • Dee Endowed Professor of School Psychology, Educational Psychology

Publications

  • Fischer, A. J., Bloomfield, B., Clark, R., McClelland, A., Thompson, M., & Erchul, W. P. (2018). A demonstration of teleconsultation through telepresence robots: increasing compliance with teacher instructions by students with disabilities. International Journal of School and Educational Psychology, online first. DOI: 10.1080/21683603.2018.1470948. Published, 08/28/2018.
  • Lomas Mevers, J. E., Noell, G. H., Scheithauer, M., Miller, S., Alvarez, J. P., & Fischer, A. J. (2018). The Impact of Stimulus Preference, Order-Effects, and Treatment Component Omission in Evaluating Treatment Integrity. Journal of School Psychology, online first, 69, 45-55. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsp.2018.05.005. Published, 08/18/2018.
  • Fischer, A. J., Dart, E. H., Lehman, E., Polakoff, B., & Wright, S. J. (2018). A comparison of in-vivo systematic direct observations to observations conducted through videoconferencing. Assessment for Effective Intervention, online first, 1-11. DOI: 10.1177/1534508418777846. Published, 06/07/2018.
  • Bloomfield, B. S, Fischer, A. J., Clark, R. R., & Dove, M. B. (2018). Treatment of Food Selectivity in a Child with Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder through Parent Teleconsultation. Behavior Analysis in Practice, online first. DOI: 10.1007/s40617-018-0251-y. Published, 05/18/2018.
  • Fischer, A. J., Erchul, W. P., Schultz, B. K. (2018). Teleconsultation as the New Frontier of Educational and Psychological Consultation: Introduction to the Special Issue. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, online first, 1-6. Published, 02/14/2018.
  • Erchul, W. P., & Fischer, A. J. (2018). Consultation. In S. L. Grapin & J. H. Kranzler (Eds.), School psychology: Professional Issues and Practices. New York, NY: Springer Publishing. Published, 02/14/2018.
  • Erchul, W. P., Fischer, A. J., Collier-Meek, M. A., & Bloomfield, B. (2018). Highlighting the Utility of the Consultation Analysis Record for Consultation Research and Training. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 28, 445-459. DOI: 10.1080/10474412.2017.1418366. Published, 01/08/2018.
  • Bice-Urbach, B. J., Kratochwill, T. K., & Fischer, A. J. (2017). Teleconsultation: Application to Provision of Consultation Services for School Consultants. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, online first. Published, 12/14/2017.
  • Schultz, B. K., Zoder-Martell, K. A., Fischer, A. J., Collier-Meek, M. A., Erchul, W. P., & Schoemann, A. M. (2017). When is Teleconsultation Acceptable to School Psychologists? Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, online first. Published, 12/11/2017.
  • Renshaw, T. L., Fischer, A. J., & Klingbeil, D. A. (2017). Mindfulness-based intervention in school psychology. Contemporary School Psychology, online first, 1-5. Published, 11/13/2017.
  • Dart, E. H., Radley, K. C., Fischer, A. J., Collins, T. A., & Terjesen, M. D. (2017). The Effects of Completion Latency on the Accuracy of Direct Behavior Ratings: An Analogue Study. Psychology in the Schools, online first,1-11. DOI: 10.1002/pits.22047. Published, 05/30/2017.
  • Fischer, A. J., Collier-Meek, M., Bloomfield, B., Erchul, W. P., & Gresham, F. M. (2017). A comparison of problem identification interviews conducted face-to-face and via videoconferencing using the consultation analysis record. Journal of School Psychology, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsp.2017.03.009. Published, 03/23/2017.
  • Klingbeil, D. A., Fischer, A. J., Renshaw, T. L., Bloomfield, B., Polakoff, B., Willenbrink, J. B., Copek, R. A., & Chan, K. T. (2016). The Effectiveness of mindfulness-based interventions for reducing disruptive behavior: A meta-analysis of single case research. Psychology in the Schools, online first, 1-18. DOI: 10.1002/pits.21982. Published, 12/30/2016.
  • Fischer A. J., Schultz, B. K., Collier-Meek, M. A., Zoder-Martell, K., & Erchul, W. P. (2016). A critical review of videoconferencing software to support school consultation. International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, DOI: 10.1080/21683603.2016.1240129 . Published, 11/17/2016.
  • Fischer A. J., Schultz, B. K., Collier-Meek, M. A., Zoder-Martell, K., & Erchul, W. P. (2016). A critical review of videoconferencing software to support school consultation. International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, DOI:10.1080/21683603.2016.1240129 . Published, 11/08/2016.
  • Fischer, A. J., Dart, E. H., Radley, K. C., Richardson, D., Clark, R., & Wimberly, J. (2016). Evaluating the effectiveness of videoconferencing as a behavioral consultation medium. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, online first, 1-22. DOI: 10.1080/10474412.2016.1235978. Published, 10/19/2016.
  • Nikopoulos, C., Luiselli, J. K., & Fischer, A. J. (2016). Video Modeling. In J. K Luiselli & A. J. Fischer (Eds.). Computer-Assisted and Web-Based Innovations in Psychology, Special Education, and Health. New York: Academic Press/Elsevier. Published, 02/04/2016.
  • Luiselli, J. K. & Fischer, A. J. (Eds.) (2016). Computer-Assisted and Web-Based Innovations in Psychology, Special Education, and Health. New York: Academic Press/Elsevier. Published, 02/04/2016.
  • Fischer, A. J., Dart, E. H., LeBlanc, H., Hartman, K., Steeves, R. O., & Gresham, F. M. (2016). An investigation of the acceptability of videoconferencing within a school-based behavioral consultation framework. Psychology in the Schools, 53, 240-252. Published, 02/04/2016.
  • Fischer, A. J., Luiselli, J. K., & Brent, M. (2015). Effects of clinic and in-hometreatment on consumption and feeding- associated anxiety in an adolescent with avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, 3, 154-166. Published, 03/18/2015.
  • Gutierrez, A. Jr., Fischer, A. J., Hale, M. N., Durocher, J. S., & Alessandri, M. (2013). Differential response patterns to the control condition between two procedures to assess social reinforcers for children with autism. Behavioral Interventions, 28, 353-361. Published, 09/2013.
  • Gresham, F. M., Hunter, K. K., Corwin, E. P., & Fischer, A. J. (2013). Screening, assessment, treatment, and outcome evaluation of behavioral difficulties in an RTI model. Exceptionality, 21, 19-33. Published, 09/2013.
  • Gutierrez, A. Jr., Hale, M. N., O’Brien, H. A., Fischer, A. J., Durocher, J. S., & Alessandri, M. (2009). Evaluating the effectiveness of two commonly used discrete trial procedures for teaching receptive discrimination to young children with autism spectrum disorders. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 3, 630-638. Published, 07/2009.

Research Statement

Dr. Fischer’s research interests follow two distinct lines of inquiry that are directly applicable to the fields of school and pediatric psychology and applied behavior analysis. First, he is interested in creating and evaluating effective strategies for psychologists engaging in consultation, while incorporating cutting-edge technology.  Currently, he is evaluating telepresence robot problem-solving consultation as a strategy increase access to consultative services with teachers and school staff in remote or underserved schools.  His research will continue to evaluate the use of technology across multiple areas of consultation and school psychology.   Dr. Fischer’s second line of research lies in evaluating and advancing evidence-based interventions for children and adolescents with ASD and their families (i.e., parent training).  Currently, he is evaluating the effectiveness of postive behavioral pediatric feeding interventions for children and adolscents, which are delivered in clinic and through telehealth parent-training applications.

Presentations

  • Fernandez, K., Lehman, E., Fischer, A. J., & Guitierrez, A. (2018). Evaluation of Telehealth During the Training and Ongoing Implementation of a Behavioral Feeding Intervention. Poster Presented at the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis Annual Conference, Bonita Springs, FL. Other, Presented, 10/12/2018.
  • Fischer, A. J. (2018, August). President's Address. Presentation at the 2018 Annual Utah Association for Behavior Analysts Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/02/2018. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/02/2018.
  • Lehman, E. L., Feola, V., Fischer, A. J., Gutierrez, A. Jr., & Fernandez, K. (2018, August). Evaluation of telehealth during the training and ongoing implementation of a behavioral feeding intervention. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Utah Association for Behavior Analysis, Salt Lake City, UT. Other, Presented, 08/02/2018.
  • Yamashita, M., & Fischer, A. J. (2018, July). Review of existing parent training programs in Japan and the need for evidence-based programs. Paper presented at the International School Psychology Association Conference, Tokyo, Japan. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/11/2018.
  • Yamashita, M., Hidalgo, R., & Fischer, A. J. (2018, July). The implementation of schoolwide positive behavior supports for ethnically diverse students: concepts and procedure. Poster presented at the International School Psychology Association Conference, Tokyo, Japan. Other, Presented, 07/11/2018.
  • Fischer, A. J. (April, 2018). Using Technology to Promote School-Family Collaboration for Students with ASD. Invited Keynote at the Southern Utah Autism Conference. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/21/2018.
  • Fischer, A. J. (April, 2018). Best Practices in Training School Staff to Conduct Functional Analyses of Problem Behavior. Invited Presentation at the Southern Utah Autism Conference. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/21/2018.
  • Fischer, A. J., Call, J., & Carlson, J. (April, 2018). Highlighting Behavior Analytic Practice in Utah Schools. Paper presentation at the annual UVU Autism Conference, Orem, Utah. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/13/2018.
  • Cornejo, P.A., Clark, R., Lehman, E., Fischer A.J. (March 2018). It Takes a Village: Community Engagement of Stakeholders Within School Settings. Presented at the Annual Association for Women in Psychology Conference, Philadelphia, PA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/20/2018.
  • Fischer, A. J. (March, 2018). Classroom Behavior Management. Invited presentation at the ACERS Teacher Night, Salt Lake City, Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/18/2018.
  • Perez, L., Fischer, A. J., Silberman, M., Davis, J.L., & Hawken, L. (March 2018). Substitute teacher survival kit: A collaborative behavioral plan to support substitute teachers. Paper presented at the Association for Positive Behavior Support Conference, San Diego, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/16/2018.
  • Lehman E. L., Fischer, A. J. (February, 2018). Evaluating the Efficacy of an Intervention To Improve Behavioral Engagement in a social skills group for Young Children. Presented at the Annual National Association of School Psychology Conference, Chicago, IL . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/21/2018.
  • Fischer, A. J., Silberman, M., Perez, L., & Omlie, C. (February 2018). A review of functional analysis in school settings: Practical recommendations. National Association of School Psychologists National Conference, Chicago, IL. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/20/2018.
  • Lehman E. L., Fischer, A. J. (February, 2018). Evaluating the Effects of a Mixed Group Contingency Intervention Implemented During Social Skills Instruction for Children with autism. Poster presented at the annual Applied Behavior Analysis International Autism Conference. Miami, FL. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/16/2018.
  • Fischer, A. J. (2017, November). Using Contemporary Technologies During Behavioral Health Practice. Presentation at the 2017 Annual Critical Issues in Children and Adolescents Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/03/2017.
  • Fischer, A. J. & Sellers, T. (2017, November). Towards A Behavioral Conceptualization of The Assessment & Treatment of Anxiety Disorders. Presentation at the 2017 Annual Critical Issues in Children and Adolescents Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/02/2017.
  • Davis, J., Fischer, A., Hawken, L., Jenson, N., Lehman, E., Tanner, T., Askings, D., Kladis, K., Silberman, M., Perez, L., Henrie, K., (2017, October) Applications of Evidence Based Behavioral Interventions at Tier 1 and Tier 2 in Schools. Paper presented at Teacher Educators for Children with Behavioral Disorders (TECBD) annual conference. Tempe, AZ. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/16/2017.
  • Fischer, A. J. (2017, August). Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavior Intervention Planning in Schools. Presentation for the Canyon's School District School Psychology and Social Work Departments, Murray, Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/16/2017.
  • Fischer, A. J. (2017, August). Ethical and Legal Considerations for Behavior AnalyticTelehealth Practice. Presentation at the 2017 Annual Utah Association for Behavior Analysts Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation, Presented, 08/04/2017.
  • Fischer, A. J. (2017, August). President's Address. Presentation at the 2017 Annual Utah Association for Behavior Analysts Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/03/2017.
  • Wayman, G., Stokes, K., Jensen, N., Miller, A., Kladis, K., Hawken, L., Fischer, A. J., Davis, J. (2017, June). Behavior Response Support Team: Implementation of a Collaborative Behavior Response Team Model to Support PBIS. Paper presented at Utah MTSS Conference. Provo, UT. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/01/2017.
  • Thompson, M., Bloomfield, B. S., Clark, R., & Fischer, A. J. (2017, May). Intervention Implementation with Fidelity: Best Practices in Staff Training Through Behavioral Teleconsultation. Paper presented at the 2017 Applied Behavior Analysis International Annual Conference, Denver, CO. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/24/2017.
  • Cottle, K. J., Newman, M., Bakian, A. V., Coon, H., Davis, J. L., Fischer, A. J., & Bilder, D. (May, 2017). Diagnostic billing codes vs. Mini PAS-ADD clinical interview: big data accuracy for identifying psychiatric comorbidities in adults with ASD. Poster presentation at the 2017 International Meeting for Autism Research, San Francisco, CA. Poster, Presented, 05/01/2017.
  • Sellers, T., Fischer, A. J., Betz, A., Hoffmann, A., & Clay, C. (March, 2017). Recent Advances in Treatment of Problem Behavior. Symposium presentation at the 2017 Annual Association for Professional Behavior Analysts Conference, New Orleans, LA. Other, Presented, 03/15/2017.
  • Bloomfield B. S., Fischer, A. J., Thompson, M., & Clark, R. (March, 2017). Training Staff to Implement Interventions with Fidelity: Best Practices in Behavioral Teleconsultation. Poster presented at the 2017 Annual Association for Professional Behavior Analysts Conference, New Orleans, LA. Poster, Presented, 03/15/2017.
  • Stokes, K., Wayman, G., Kladis, K., Hawken, L., Fischer, A. J., Davis, J., Miller, A. (2017, March). Implementation of a Collaborative Behavior Response Team Model to Support PBIS. Paper presented at Association for Positive Behavior Supports annual conference. Denver, CO. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/01/2017.
  • Erchul, W. P. & Fischer, A. J. (2017, February). Examining What We Say in Consultation: The Consultation Analysis Record. Paper presentation at the 2017 Annual National Association for School Psychologists Conference, San Antonio, TX. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/18/2017.
  • Fischer, A. J., Erchul, W. P., Schultz, B. K., Collier-Meek, M. A., & Zoder-Martell, K. A. (2017, February). School Psychologists Acceptability of Teleconsultation: A Conjoint Analysis. Paper presentation at the 2017 Annual National Association for School Psychologists Conference, San Antonio, TX. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/16/2017.
  • Radley, K. C., Dart, E. H., Collins, T. A., Fischer, A. J. (2017, February). Publication Trends for Single-Case Design. Paper presentation at the 2017 Annual National Association for School Psychologists Conference, San Antonio, TX. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/15/2017.
  • Fischer, A. J., Thompson, M., Clark, R., McClelland, A., Askings, D., Lehman, E., & Erchul, W. P. (2017, February). Telepresence Robot Consultation for Special Education Teachers and Students. Symposium presentation at the 2017 Annual National Association for School Psychologists Conference, San Antonio, TX. Other, Presented, 02/15/2017.
  • Fischer, A. J. (2016, December). Using Telepresence Robots during Psychological Consultation:  Applications in Schools and Homes. Invited presentation at the University of Utah Research Administration NAKAMA Event. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/23/2016.
  • Fischer, A. J. (2016, October). Telepresence Robot Problem-Solving Consultation: Applications in Schools and Home Settings. Invited presentation at the Making Connections: Treating Autism in Schools and Homes with Advanced Video Collaboration and Robotics Webinar. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/20/2016.
  • Kladis, K., Lehman, E., Askings, D., Jensen, N., Tanner, T., Davis, J., Fischer, A. J., & Hawken, L. (2016, Oct.). Behavior Response Support Team: A Partnership Model to Build Capacity and Increase Efficiency of PBIS Implementation in Schools. Presented at the 2016 Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders (TECBD) 40th annual meeting, Phoenix, AZ. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/13/2016.
  • Fischer, A. J. (2016, June). Common Feeding Problems and Potential Solutions. Invited presentation at the Caring for People with Developmental Disabilities Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/17/2016.
  • Fischer, A. J. (2016, June). Strategies for Addressing Common Feeding Problems. Invited presentation at the Caring for People with Developmental Disabilities Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/16/2016.
  • Fischer, A. J. (2016, June). Understanding Feeding Problems. Invited presentation at the Caring for People with Developmental Disabilities Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/15/2016.
  • Fischer, A. J. (2016, April). Behavioral Teleconsultation in Schools through Telepresence Robots. Invited presentation at the 2nd annual Miami Association for Applied Behavior Analysis Technology for Behavior Change (Tech B) conference, Coral Gables, FL. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/21/2016.
  • Dart, E. H., Radley, K. C., Fischer, A. J., & Collins. (2016, February). Completion latency and the accuracy of direct behavior ratings. Paper presented at the 2016 National Association of School Psychology 47th annual meeting, New Orleans, LA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/19/2016.
  • Bloomfield, B., Flynn, R., & Fischer, A. J. (2016, February). Implementation of a social skills curriculum in a summer camp. Paper presented at the 2016 National Association of School Psychology 47th annual meeting, New Orleans, LA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/18/2016.
  • Zoder-Martell, K., Fischer, A. J., Schultz, B., Collier-Meek, M., & Erchul, W. P. (2016, February). Conceptual and empirical issues using videoconferencing in school consultation. Symposium presented at the 2016 National Association of School Psychology 47th annual meeting, New Orleans, LA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/18/2016.
  • Fischer, A. J., Collier-Meek, M., Bloomfield, B., Erchul, W. P., & Gresham, F. M. (2016, February). A comparison of videoconferencing and face-to-face interviews in problem solving consultation. Paper presented at the 2016 National Association of School Psychology 47th annual meeting, New Orleans, LA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/17/2016.
  • Bloomfield, B. S., Thompson, M., & Fischer, A. J. (2016, February). Autism spectrum disorder and gender dysphoria: School-based assessment and treatment. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychology 47th annual meeting, New Orleans, LA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/16/2016.
  • Fischer, A. J. (2016, January). A Spoonful of Remedies for Pediatric Feeding Problems in Children & Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Invited presentation at the 3rd annual BYU Autism Conference, Provo, Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/22/2016.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Developing and Evaluating an Interactive Web-Based Classroom Management Application for Teachers of Students with Behavioral and Social-Emotional Problems. PI: Aaron J. Fischer. Co-PI(s): Eric Poitras. University of Utah Funding Incentive Seed Grant, 01/15/2016 - 01/15/2017. Total project budget to date: $34,831.00
  • Training School and Counseling Psychology Graduate Students on Evidence-Based Mental-Health Treatments in Schools. PI: Aaron J. Fischer, PhD, BCBA-D. Lawrence T. & Janet T. Dee Foundation , 08/24/2015 - present. Total project budget to date: $5,000.00
  • An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Conjoint Behavioral Consultation through Telepresence Robots. PI: Aaron J. Fischer, PhD, BCBA-D. University of Utah College of Education Grant, 08/01/2015 - present. Total project budget to date: $3,956.00
  • An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Conjoint Behavioral Consultation through Telepresence Robots. PI: Aaron J. Fischer, PhD, BCBA-D. Co-PI(s): William P. Erchul, PhD, ABPP. Society for the Study of School Psychology, 07/01/2015 - present. Total project budget to date: $19,917.00
  • Training and Support for Early Identification of Autism in Early Intervention Systems. PI: Terisa Gabrielsen, PhD, NCSP, Brigham Young University School Psychology. Co-PI(s): Stacy Shumway Manwaring, PhD, CCC-SLP, University of Utah, Communication Disorders; Aaron Fischer, PhD, BCBA, University of Utah, School Psychology. Autism Council of Utah, 12/01/2014 - present. Total project budget to date: $15,000.00
  • An Evaluation of School-Based Consultation, Behavioral Parent Training, and Systematic Direct Observations Through Videoconferencing . PI: Aaron J. Fischer, Ph.D., BCBA. University of Utah URC Faculty Research & Creative Grant , 10/06/2014 - present. Total project budget to date: $6,000.00
  • Telepresence Robot Problem Solving Consultation. PI: Aaron Fischer. Alpine School Disitrct, 08/16/2016 - present. Total project budget to date: $16,345.00
  • Advances in Single-Case Design Research: Current Methodologies and Applications in Research and Practice. PI: Aaron J. Fischer, PhD, BCBA-D. Co-PI(s): Sharlene Kiuhara, PhD. University of Utah Teaching Grant, 02/04/2016 - present. Total project budget to date: $3,481.00
  • Piloting a Behavior Support Response Team for General Education Students. PI: Aaron J. Fischer, PhD, BCBA-D. Co-PI(s): Leanne Hawken, PhD, BCBA; John Davis, PhD. 01/01/2016 - 06/30/2016. Total project budget to date: $49,767.00
  • IN-HOUSE DAY TREATMENT PROGR. PI: FISCHER,AARON JASON. SALT LAKE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, 08/21/2017 - 06/01/2018. Total project budget to date: $14,715.00
  • USBE GRADUATE INTERNSHIP - 2. PI: FISCHER,AARON JASON. UTAH STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, 07/01/2017 - 12/31/2018. Total project budget to date: $14,000.00
  • SCHOOL BEHAVIOR RESPONSE. PI: FISCHER,AARON JASON. SALT LAKE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, 04/01/2017 - 06/30/2018. Total project budget to date: $49,368.00
  • USBE INTERNSHIP. PI: FISCHER,AARON JASON. UTAH STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, 11/01/2016 - 01/31/2018. Total project budget to date: $14,500.00
  • BEHAVIOR SUPPORT RESPONSE. PI: FISCHER,AARON JASON. GRANITE SCHOOL DISTRICT, 01/01/2016 - 06/30/2017. Total project budget to date: $114,006.00