The acronym R.I.O.T., record review, interview, observation, and test, is a well-known tool for conceptualizing a comprehensive assessment. With COVID-19 and the need to provide school psychological services virtually, it is important to reconsider R.I.O.T. in light of the limitations of virtual assessment. We describe the limitations of virtual assessment and argue that in spite of these barriers, the first three elements of R.I.O.T., record review, interviews, and observations, when used systematically, can provide useful comprehensive assessment data. Specific recommendations are provided for implementing assessment virtually.
Hass, M. R., & Leung, B. P. (2020). When you can’t R.I.O.T., R.I.O.: Tele-assessment for school psychologists. Contemporary School Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40688-020-00326-5