As schools continue to limit access to on-site interactions, school team members are forced to consider alternative delivery methods for student evaluations and/or services. Telehealth services, although not typically best practice for most schools, are now quickly becoming a possible solution. Prior to the COVID19 pandemic, schools psychologists across the nation have been providing telehealth services to schools that do not have access to on-site schools psychologists. Now we (telepractioners) can hopefully ease some of the apprehension that our fellow on-site school team members might have during this transition to a new off-campus service delivery model. Tips of the trade will provide some personal insight into how to confidently evaluate students and/or provide services from in front of your computer screen.
-Discuss when it is appropriate to provide services via telehealth
-Review the National Association of School Psychologist’s recommendations for delivering services via telehealth
-Personal tips on how to administer assessments and be a part of the school team via telehealth
Lei Put Corbett has been working as a school psychologist, providing telehealth services, for school districts in Virginia for three years. Previously she worked as an on-site school psychologist for public schools in both Hawaii and California. She has also sought out experiences in other areas of education by working as an applied behavior analyst for students with autism, a substitute teacher, an in-home tutor, and as a high school assistant swim coach. Lei Pua received her Master of Science in School Psychology from the University of LaVerne in California.
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