Tele-Assessment of Children Webinar


The world has changed, and with it the practice of psychology. In this workshop, we discuss the practice of psychological, psychoeducational, and neuropsychological assessment of children and conducting standardized psychological assessment in tele-psychology environments.

Hear three esteemed experts discuss tele-assessment:

A. Jordan Wright, PhD, ABAP, Director of the Center for Counseling and Community Wellbeing at New York University, and co-author of the APA guidelines on tele-assessment.

Susan Raiford, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Senior Research Director at Pearson and Wechsler Team Lead.

Derek Truscott, PhD, Professor of Counselling Psychology in the Department of Educational Psychology and Adjunct Professor with the John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre at the University of Alberta.

This webinar panel format session will include short lectures from the speakers, followed by a Q&A session. Participants will have a chance to submit questions in advance as well as in the chat.

Participants in this webinar will come away with more developed answers to the questions below:

  • What does the limited research says about tele-assessment?

  • Is tele-assessment valid and reliable?

  • Are there considerations for tele-assessment in a home environment?

  • Are there substitutions available for subtests with manipulatives? What are their limitations?

  • Do I have to mail things to the client?

  • What are some of the ethical considerations?

  • Are online assessments worth doing?

  • What are the limitations of tele-assessment?

Presenter information

A. Jordan Wright, PhD, ABAP

Dr. Wright is faculty and director of the Center for Counseling and Community Wellbeing in the Department of Applied Psychology at New York University. He has authored several assessment texts, including Conducting Psychological Assessment: A Guide for Practitioners and, with Gary Groth-Marnat, the sixth edition of the Handbook of Psychological Assessment.He has also conducted research on the equivalence of remote, digital test administration and traditional, in-person test administration for cognitive and academic achievement tests.

Susan Raiford, PhD

Susan Raiford, Ph.D. is a senior research director at Pearson, where she is involved in all aspects of test creation and revision conceptualization. Dr. Raiford has helped design the research plan for test creation and revision, write the manuals, develop items, and oversee data collection as well as creation of all final test components. For tests where there is no live author, she serves as the tests’ ghost authors. Dr. Raiford has been a primary developer of the Wechsler Intelligence scales since March of 2004. She was the primary research director on the WISC-V and the WISC-V Integrated, along with the WAIS-IV and the WPPSI-IV. Her present project is the WAIS-5. Susie has published four books on the Wechsler scales and maintains a part time psychological assessment practice. Prior to becoming a psychological test developer, she primarily engaged in clinical work for ten years, providing assessment, psychotherapy, and consultation to patients of all ages in inpatient, outpatient, school, and residential settings in private and public sectors.

Derek Truscott, PhD

Derek Truscott, Ph.D. is a Professor and Director of Counselling Training in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta. He obtained registration as a psychologist in 1987, earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Windsor in 1989, and has been on the faculty at the U of A since 1997. He has practiced in hospital, community, group home, rehabilitation, and private settings. Derek is the author of three books, including Ethics for the Practice of Psychology in Canada (soon to be in its third edition), Ethics and Law for Teachers, and Becoming an Effective Psychotherapist, as well as many book chapters, articles, and conference presentations on the topic of what it takes to be a good psychologist. By “good,” he means one who is effective, helpful, influential, and impactful – who is sought out by people suffering from personal problems and to whom other psychologists refer or seek out themselves. He also means “good” in the sense of one who is ethical, principled, virtuous, and moral – who knows how to do and does the right thing and is sought out by others wanting to do likewise. Derek lives in Edmonton, Alberta.