Psychological Evaluations are offered to assess the following:
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
- Anxiety, Mood, and Other Mental Health Disorders
- Learning Struggles (such as with language, reading, mathematics, written language, executive functioning)
What happens during an evaluation?
- Evaluations begin with an intake session that requires about an hour.
- If you/your child is 12 or younger, the first session is completed with parents only.
- Parents, teachers, and family members are often asked to complete rating scales regarding the individual's behavior and functioning.
- Evaluation time varies, but is usually completed over a two-day period of about 2-3 hours each day.
- The assessments utilized during an evaluation will depend on the referral question; often, an evaluation includes assessment of cognitive, executive functioning, academic, and social/emotional functioning.
- After the evaluation, the examining psychologist completes a report, which is then provided on or after the final feedback session with the individual and/or parents depending on age of the individual being tested.
- The final report will provide diagnostic information as well as recommendations for treatment and/or school accommodations.
Does Insurance Cover this Service?
Some insurances cover this service. Our office can assist you in determining your coverage benefits.
When insurance does not cover this service, private payment arrangements can be made and payment plans are available.
How to Prepare for an Evaluation?
- For the initial appointment, please bring your insurance card.
- Co-pays and co-insurances are also due at the time of the appointment.
- For individuals paying out-of-pocket, arrangements are often made prior to the first appointment.
- Prior to the evaluation, it is important to have had a good night's rest and a healthy breakfast.
- You (or your child) are encouraged to bring a drink (e.g., bottle of water) and a healthy snack.