Psychological Evaluations

Psychological Evaluations refer to a battery of tests administered to evaluate your intellectual, learning, emotional and/or behavioral functioning. The types of tests included is determined by the question we are trying to solve by testing.  These questions can include things such as:

Am I gifted?

Do I qualify for Mensa?

Does my child have ADHD?

Do I have ADHD?

Do I have a learning issue?

How severe is my anxiety or depression?

Testing sessions are typically scheduled during the morning when most people function at their best. One or two testing sessions may be scheduled, depending on the number of tests/measures being given.

 

IQ Testing

IQ testing is provided for children through adults.  People usually request intelligence testing to determine eligibility for gifted programs or for MENSA or for private school admissions.  Heather administers the Weschler battery of IQ tests:  the Weschler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence – 4th Edition (WPPSI-IV), the Wescher Intelligence Scale for Children – 5th Edition (WISC-V) and the Weschler Adult Intelligence Scale – 4th Edition (WAIS-IV).

Heather used iPads to conduct IQ testing.  She feels this is especially helpful for children and teens because they love the technology and remain more engaged in the process. IQ testing is only scheduled in the morning, when children are fresh.  Likewise, morning is usually best for adults, although sometimes, adult’s biological clocks make them more alert in late morning or early afternoon.  In any event, your IQ test will be scheduled when it’s best for you in order ot allow you every opportunity to score at your potential.

Fees for Psychological Testing

How much will the assessment cost?

Psychological Assessment involves administration, scoring, and interpretation of tests; it also requires the psychologist to prepare a written report and meet with parents you to review the results. The cost for a full assessment is determined by the total number of hours required by the psychologist(s) to complete the full evaluation process from testing time to results review session with you, at the rate of $150/hour. An assessment and can range from $750 to $2800. A partial payment is usually required on the day of testing, with the balance due at the follow-up appointment. Payments can be made by cash, check, or credit card and 6-month interest free financing is available.

Is the cost covered by insurance?

Many insurance companies do not cover psychological testing, and those who do will typically only reimburse a portion of the costs. It is your responsibility to contact your insurance company to determine benefits.  When you call them, ask the following:
• Is the cost of psychological testing covered?
• Is there a deductible?
• What portion will be reimbursed?
• Is a referral needed from a primary care physician?
• Is pre-authorization required?
• If your insurance company requests a list of the tests being administered, we can provide that for you.

You will receive a coded billing statement at your follow-up appointment that you may file with your insurance company for reimbursement.