Dr. Peter Alter 

Peter Alter

  • Building high quality programs for students with ASD and other developmental disabilities

  • An instructional approach to challenging behavior in students with ASD/ID-

  • Building written language repertoires in learners with ASD and ID 

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Peter Alter is the Chair of the Teacher Education Department and an Associate Professor of Special Education at St. Mary’s College of California. Peter taught students with emotional and behavioral disorders for six years in Jacksonville, Fl.


He  received his doctorate from the University of Florida and his key areas of interest are effective classroom and behavior management, Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), and data-based decision making. He has 25 peer-reviewed publications including a co-authored textbook Managing Classroom Behavior Using Positive Behavior Support.


Dr. Alter was the co-editor of Beyond Behavior, the practitioner journal of the Council for Children with Behavior Disorders from 2010-2013. In addition, Peter has made over 35 research presentations at state and national conferences and he has conducted over 75 teacher-training workshops nationally and internationally. 

Contact Us Today!