Our doctors personally administer all assessments at CPEA.  When selecting services for your child, be sure to ask if all testing will be administered by a doctoral-level psychologist.  As a small local business, we are able to provide more personal service.  Compare our prices to other practices; you will likely discover that our services are more affordable. 

How Does It Work?
  • For developmental and psychoeducational evaluations, payment for 50% of the total is expected at the time of the initial appointment. The remaining balance is expected when results and a final report are received. For screeners, payment in full is expected on the day of testing.

  • Charges are based on age and focus of assessment.

  • All complete psychoeducational assessments and assessments for autism/ developmental delays include:

    1. an intake session with parents/guardians (approximately 1 hour)

    2. all testing sessions necessary

    3. a feedback session with parents/guardians to review written results and discuss recommendations (approximately 90 minutes)

    • A detailed statement of fees will be provided for clients’ submission to insurance companies for self-filing claims.

How About Insurance?

Please note that most insurance companies do not cover psychological testing for developmental delays or learning issues, as they deem these services ‘educational’ rather than ‘medical’, even if the provider is ‘in-network’. Why did we stop accepting insurance? Insurance companies only pay for things that are ‘medically necessary.’ This means that someone has to actually diagnose you with a mental health disorder AND prove that it is impacting your health on a day-to-day basis. Fortunately, many parents seek treatment before their child’s issue would meet criteria for diagnosis as a mental health disorder. Your insurance company will tell you, “A quote for benefits does not guarantee payment…” This means that you can be told over the phone that something is covered. You can be given an authorization number. You are often still denied once they review the diagnosis.  Another issue is that we have learned over the years that preapprovals involve the staff of the insurance company ‘granting permission’ for each and every individual test that we feel we need to administer, prior to our starting testing.  We tailor our assessments to your child and the referral question, so we frequently change our test battery after we start working with and getting to know your child, rather than administering the same tests to each client. This individualized approach does not fit with the insurance preapproval process. Lastly, we are typically required to give a mental health diagnosis/code in order to receive reimbursement. This is unethical if in fact your child does not meet criteria for a diagnosis, and requires that a family member’s diagnosis be shared with third parties.  Our services do qualify for flex spending. 

Autism/ 
Developmental Delays
  • Assessments typically include comprehensive intelligence testing, assessment of adaptive/daily living skills, behavioral/social skills assessment, evaluation of verbal and nonverbal communication skills, screening of motor skills, screening of academic/pre-academic skills, and play observation when appropriate

  • Comprehensive written report (typically 15-25 pages) with suggested interventions

Attention Deficit
  • comprehensive intelligence testing

  • comprehensive memory testing

  • comprehensive achievement testing in all academic areas

  • computerized attention assessment

  • behavior/emotional/social assessment

  • comprehensive testing of all neuropsychological processing areas appropriate, such as processing speed, visual-motor skills, visual-perceptual skills, auditory processing skills, phonological processing skills, attention/concentration skills, oral language

  • comprehensive report (typically 15-25 pages) with suggestions for intervention

ADHD Screening
  • comprehensive intelligence testing

  • basic achievement screening

  • behavior analysis/checklists

  • computerized attention assessment

  • memory and processing speed screening

  • abbreviated written report (typically 8 – 12 pages) with suggestions for intervention

Katie Beckett/  Deeming Waiver

  • As limited information is often needed, we are frequently able to complete these evaluations at an hourly rate in order to substantially reduce costs; please inquire.

Achievement Only

  • Achievement testing in all academic areas (basic reading, reading comprehension, math reasoning, math calculation, written expression) with a brief written report

Court/Legal Issues

 

Fees for attending court or for depositions are dependent on the complexity of the case. Hourly fees include travel. 

Learning Disabilities
  • comprehensive intelligence testing

  • comprehensive memory testing

  • comprehensive achievement testing in all academic areas

  • behavior/emotional/social assessment as needed

  • comprehensive testing of all neuropsychological processing areas appropriate, such as processing speed, visual-motor skills, visual-perceptual skills, auditory processing skills, phonological processing skills, attention/concentration skills, oral language, retrieval speed

  • comprehensive written report (typically 15 -25 pages) with suggestions for intervention

Emotional/ Behavioral
  • Call and speak to us regarding your concerns in order to obtain an estimated cost of assessment.  These are typically completed on an hourly fee basis.

Dyslexia Screening
  • comprehensive intelligence testing

  • phonological processing, processing speed, retrieval speed, working memory, visual-motor skills

  • achievement testing in basic reading, reading comprehension, reading fluency

  • abbreviated written report (typically 8-12 pages) with suggestions for intervention

Intellectual Assessment Only

  • Comprehensive intelligence testing with a brief written report

Comprehensive Speech Evaluation

Speech and language assessments can be completed separately, or in concert with a psychoeducational evaluation for a more complete picture of the student.

Area Specific Evaluations - 

(Speech Sound/Fluency/Feeding)  $200


Speech and Language Therapy - $130 per hour

Age 4 & under $875
Age 5 & over $1575
Full Psychoeducational 
Assessment $2575
Full Psychoeducational 
Assessment $2575
Typically completed on an 
hourly basis of $200/hr
$875
$400
$500
Typically completed on an 
hourly basis of $200/hr

$1075

$350

$350-$450 per hr
Marietta Office:
54 South Avenue
Marietta, Georgia 30060

(770) 352-9952

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