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The Basics: Preparing to Use Telepsychology as a Viable Option for Assessing All Learners


The recent and rapid transition to remote learning left instructional leaders and educators little to no time to prepare and transition how they deliver instruction. Meeting and assessing the needs of all learners in this online environment has been challenging, particularly for students who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired.

To help school psychologists and district and building leaders build comfort and confidence in virtually assessing all learners, particularly those who are D/HH and B/VI, OCALI is pleased to offer a free, two-part webinar series.

Video: Telepsychology Part 1 - The Basics-Preparing to Use Telepsychology as a Viable Option for Assessing All Learners




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This session is designed to provide important considerations and information to move to a telepsychological assessment model, in lieu of traditional in-person assessment practices, and build the capacity to assess all learners, especially those related to access for D/HH and B/VI learners.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn key considerations for appropriate assessment practices for providing telepsychological assessments.
  • Learn how to identify barriers for assessing learners, especially those related to access for D/HH and B/VI learners, via telepsychology.
  • Explore solutions for access and other barriers for administering telepsychological assessments.

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Note: The webinars were live sessions with American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters and live captioning made available. Due to transition points for interpreters and teleconferencing technologies that require pinning the interpreter's camera, there are instances where ASL interpreting is not visible in the recorded version. Captions are available during these transitions and throughout the recording.