Ethics related to the assessment of young children and adolescents

Time : 09:00 – 12:30
Type of Training : Workshop
Who should attend:

Remedial Teachers, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Psychometrists, Registered Counsellors & other professionals who work with and assess children

Course Overview

When assessing children and adolescents it is important to recognise that they are vulnerable and extra care needs to be taken that your work with them is ethical and cognisant of the far reaching impact you can have on a child.


  • Insight into the fact that testing is not voluntary for the child – they may feel forced. How to mitigate this and how to obtain informed assent from the child or adolescent.
  • An understanding of who signs consent and what to do in unusual circumstances with step parents, older siblings, other relatives, foster parents and social workers having guardianship.
  • An understanding of how to explain limits to confidentiality and who will know the results to the child.
  • Increased knowledge of the importance of being sensitive and emphasizing a child’s strengths when conveying results.
What is included?

  • A hand out with notes summarising the talk
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