Tele-Assessment: What You Need to Know

Leading researcher and clinical director come together to discuss the remote administration of psychological assessments during this free webinar on May 5, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. ET

NEW YORK, April 30, 2020 – With school closures extending throughout the country, some are calling for schools to suspend completing psychoeducational assessments, but does this do the least harm? For districts unsure of how to administer psychoeducational assessments in a teletherapy environment, this upcoming webinar can help.

PresenceLearning, Inc., the leading provider of live online special education-related services to K-12 schools, has been properly administering remote psychoeducational assessments to students at school and home for years. During its new webinar, “Tele-Assessment: What You Need to Know,” on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT, attendees will hear from A. Jordan Wright, PhD, ABAP, director of the Center for Counseling and Community Wellbeing at New York University, and Stephanie Taylor, Ed.S, NCSP, clinical director for psychoeducational services at PresenceLearning, who will break down what schools need to know about tele-assessment including:

  • The tele-assessment landscape related to school closures
  • What the research says about remote delivery of assessments
  • Best practices for transitioning to delivery in a home environment
  • Real world examples of schools utilizing in-home assessments

“There is a great debate happening across schools right now as to whether all assessment should be paused during COVID-19-related closures, until it can be done validly and in alignment with assessment maker guidance. This debate misses the fact that you can do both: there are already commonly used assessments that have been research-validated for appropriate use online with equivalency to in-person administrations. This webinar will help school administrators make informed decisions about what they can use to continue assessing appropriately during this time of extended closures,” said PresenceLearning CEO Kate Eberle Walker.

Both presenters have extensive experience with the Woodcock Johnson IV and the RIAS-2 for remote assessment. Participants will benefit from the experience of these two leading experts and have the opportunity to ask questions regarding moving services to home settings.

To attend the upcoming webinar, register now.

PresenceLearning, Inc. is the leading provider of live online special education-related services to K-12 schools. The company connects speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and behavioral and mental health professionals with students through its proprietary online platform, and has delivered more than 2.5 million teletherapy sessions at hundreds of K-12 schools and districts across the U.S. through its network of nearly 1,000 certified clinicians. Investors in the company include Catalyst Investors, Catamount Ventures, Birchmere Ventures, New Markets Venture Partners, and Blue Heron Capital. For more information, visit

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