When a psychologist is providing professional services to a child who is a minor, the psychologist must obtain informed consent from the minor’s parent/guardian. Generally, a psychologist is not required to obtain informed consent from both of the parents since either parent normally has the right to consent to services for the child. However, if the parents are separated or divorced, the psychologist must make appropriate inquiries to ensure that the adult requesting services is the child’s legal parent/guardian. It is recommended by the College of Alberta Psychologists that psychologists obtain relevant court documentation prior to commencing services.
If a minor's parents are separated or divorced, ISE will request to view custody/access documentation pertaining to the child client.
ISE requires consent from all parents or guardians with legal custody. Also, should a custodial parent be in agreement with their child participating in the intervention, but be unable/unwilling to actively participate in the process, he/she will be asked to provide a written (email) statement to that effect.
Supervision of Student-Clinicians
During all phases of the intervention, the student-clinician and client may be observed by other students, staff, and faculty members of ISE. As part of their training, the student-clinician will discuss the intervention process, progress, and outcomes with their Supervising Psychologist and other graduate students..
At the end of every session, the child will have a brief individual progress monitor in which they read a grade level passage aloud to one of the student-clinicians. Their oral reading fluency scores will be recorded each week. Additionally, there will be a post information re-assessment using the original screening materials. This data will form the basis for a short summary report at the end of the intervention. Parents will also have an opportunity to attend an individual feedback meeting with one of the Reading Intervention instructors.
Applying for the Reading Intervention Program
ISE is now accepting applications for the Reading Intervention Program to be offered from Fall 2021 to Winter 2022.
Step 1: Choosing ISE
Please carefully read, complete, and sign the following forms:
Please note that all applicants will be contacted at the beginning of term to set up a 30 minute virtual screening assessment session for their child.
Step 2: Applying to ISE
Both forms may be submitted in the following way:
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By fax: 403-210-8712
Step 3: Application Review at ISE
The ISE team will review each application package:
- If the application is deemed appropriate for the reading intervention, the applicant will be notified by the ISE Administrative Coordinator. A brief screening appointment will be scheduled to assess the child’s reading skills in the areas of decoding and fluency.
- If the application is deemed inappropriate for the reading intervention, the applicant will also be notified by the ISE Administrative Coordinator.
Step 4: Getting Started at ISE
- Parents will be notified of the outcome of the screening and their child’s assigned intervention group.
- Applicants should be prepared to commit to two evening session per week.
- Please note that all Reading Intervention sessions will be held online via Microsoft Teams.
- There will be no sessions during University of Calgary holidays.