The Bay Area Association of School Psychologists, is committed to the mission and vision of our parent organization the California Association of School Psychologists. Mission - "to provide high quality educational and leadership programs, that maintain high standards of practice for school psychologists through legislative advocacy, professional development, communications, publications, ethics guidelines, and direct services to members, to enable the growth and development of the profession, and to ensure safe, healthy, and successful outcomes for the children, schools and communities we serve." and "to foster the social, emotional and academic well-being of all students by collaborating with families, school staff, and the community to ensure that students are educated in schools that support equity, access, and respect for all." In doing so we do our part in making the world a better place for all. Our practice is informed by comprehensive empirical studies and high quality data evaluation. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact on the children, family, educators we serve.
New CASP Guidance Document Re: Assessments under COVID-19
As promised last week, CASP has published a resource paper for school psychology practice under COVID-19 with assessment guidance, including a summary of methods required for evaluations, both in-person and virtual assessment considerations, and a reminder of the legal and ethical guidelines mandated by both our state and national professional organizations. Please note that this document does not contain legal advice and should not be relied upon to establish the regulatory provision of services by public or privately licensed and/or certifiable practitioners in any jurisdiction.
You may also wish to refer to our COVID-19 resource page, our original position from April, as well as this member-generated example of a socially distant way to set up a conference room to give in-person assessments, and a member-created list of resources. Also keep an eye out for upcoming “Couch Chats” for you to discuss giving assessments during this pandemic with fellow school psychologists.
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