Dr. Beddow received his doctorate in Special Education from Vanderbilt University. His career has been diverse. He has led a Special Education classroom for students with emotional and behavior problems. He was the Program Director for the Brown Center, an early intervention clinic for children diagnosed with Autism.
In addition to his work with Beacon, Pete also is the President of Accessible Behavior the mission of which is to facilitate behavior change for children with a broad range of abilities and needs by providing education and training for parents, teachers, and behavior analysts.
He has worked as an adjunct professor in the ABA program at Lipscomb University. Pete recently completed his second term as a representative for the Tennessee Association for Behavior Analysis.
The “other side” of Pete’s passion for helping children with special needs is his research and consulting work on test development.
Pete has published numerous articles and chapters on this topic, and co-authored an edited volume entitled Handbook of Accessible Achievement Tests for All Students, published by Springer in 2011. A second edition will be published in 2017.