ADHD Evaluations

Are you wondering if it’s time to get an ADHD evaluation?

Are you concerned you or your child may have ADHD?

Has a doctor or teacher suggested you get your child evaluated for ADHD.  Or perhaps you have been wondering whether your child has ADHD and you have been searching online for information to unlock the key to how your child behaves.  Perhaps you have been wondering if you have ADHD.  It can be very overwhelming thinking about a loved one having ADHD and looking for a qualified person to help with an accurate diagnosis.

I offer  ADHD evaluations for children, adolescents, college-aged students, and adults.  If your child has ADHD, they may qualify for academic accommodations to help them be more successful in school.  Standardized tests such as the ACT and SAT offer accommodations for those who qualify.  My ADHD evaluations meet standardized ADHD evaluation requirements for special testing accommodations.

My evaluation and treatment process is customized for you and is very comprehensive.  Often, people have more than one area that needs to be addressed. For example, a child may have ADHD, but it may go undetected because they are very bright, or they may have a learning disability that goes undetected because poor grades are blamed on ADHD.

I want to ensure you have a comprehensive screening for your child and your concerns, so you can have the information you need to make the best decisions to ensure your child’s future success.  However, I also try to balance providing a comprehensive evaluation with one that is also economical for you.

Please read the information below in order to understand the process and costs involved. I like to be completely transparent about costs and the process.

Process 
Here’s how the process works for an ADHD evaluation for a child:
  • After we schedule testing, I send you an invitation to my secure, HIPPA compliant online client portal to fill out some initial paperwork necessary for the evaluation process.
  • Appointment 1:  We meet to gather information about your child without them present.
  • Appointment 2: I meet with your child to conduct several tests and to observe their behaviors.  I also have a parent and a teacher fill out several ADHD assessments
  • I review all of the results and determine if there is a diagnosis, and I confer with a fellow psychologist regarding the results.
  • I write a very thorough customized report with the findings and recommendations.
  • Appointment 3:  We meet for a one hour feedback session to review the results and recommendations.   I try to have the report completed prior to the feedback session.

The process is slightly modified for a college age student to be somewhat shorter and less time intensive.  Surveys are filled out by the college student and parent and the college student is included in the initial intake appointment and feedback session.  Appointment 1 and 2 are combined.

Here’s how the process works for an ADHD evaluation for an adult

  • After we schedule testing, I send you an invitation to my secure, HIPPA compliant online client portal to fill out some initial paperwork necessary for the evaluation process.
  • We meet to gather information about you and to conduct some brief tests and have you fill out some surveys.  I also have a parent and or significant other fill out surveys geared toward diagnsing ADHD.
  • I review all of the results and determine if there is a diagnosis, and I confer with a fellow psychologist regarding the results.
  • I write a very thorough customized report with the findings and recommendations.
  • We meet for a one hour feedback session to review the results and recommendations.   I try to have the report completed prior to the feedback session.
Child ADHD evaluations take about 5.5 – 6 hours and cost around $850 – $1200.   That fee can be higher if there are other complicating factors such as additional diagnoses etc. like anxiety and depression  The fee is much less for an adult ADHD evaluation.

 

Insurance

Insurance companies vary regarding what they pay for, and unfortunately, many do not cover the testing or just part of it.  I do not submit insurance claims but instead provide you a receipt that you can use if you plan to submit to insurance.  Here is information you would need for your insurance company.  I recommend you call them and ask what is covered for my specific licenses under your policy.

If you are interested in more information or would like to schedule at ADHD evaluation, please contact me HERE.