Informed Consent for Telepsychology

Issues related to technology. There are many ways that technology issues might impact telepsychology. For example, technology may stop working during a session, other people might be able to get access to our private conversation, or stored data could be accessed by unauthorized people or companies.

Efficacy. Most research shows that telepsychology is about as effective as in-person psychological services. However, some clinicians believe that something is lost by not being in the same room. For example, there is a debate about a clinician’s ability to fully understand non-verbal information when working remotely.

Testing. Most psychological, neuropsychological, and educational tests have been developed and standardized for in-person use. Research on remote application is ongoing, but at present varies from one instrument to another. Your child’s clinician will make every effort to use remote testing in the most valid and reliable manner possible, however, in some cases, this represents a departure from test standardization and may impact conclusions derived from those tests as well as the use of these tests in educational or legal settings. You should discuss the specifics of your child’s battery with your clinician.

Please note: test materials are copywritten by test publishers, and it is expressly forbidden for you or your child to save, print, record, photograph, or otherwise preserve materials used in tele-assessment.

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Your Child’s Assessment and Diagnosis
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