During the initial scheduling phone call, regulated members can discuss with their assessor how best to manage the assessor’s presence at the worksite (e.g., where the assessor should wait prior to client observations/meeting with the regulated member, any rules or expectations of the worksite, etc.).
Regulated members will be permitted to use a setting different to their usual practice setting for observations with the on-site practice visit assessor. For example, clinicians who work in classrooms may use a private space for the observation, or clinicians may ask clients to come in earlier in the day if permissible/practical.
The on-site practice visit assessor will aim to be as unintrusive as possible during their visit. They will not direct questions to anyone at the worksite apart from the regulated member.
Regulated members who are referred to undergo an on-site practice visit are not obligated by ACSLPA to inform their supervisors or colleagues but may do so at their discretion.