How Does It Work?

For developmental and psychoeducational evaluations:

  • $175 of the total fee is due at the intake appointment.

  • Payment for 50% of the total is expected on the first day of testing.

  • The remaining balance is expected when results and a final report are received. 

For Dyslexia-Only or ADHD-Only evaluations:

  • $175 of the total fee is due at the intake appointment.

  • Remainder of 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:

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

  • all testing sessions necessary.

  • 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. 

Tablet Learning
Comprehensive Psychoeducational Assessment
$2875
 

A full psychoeducational assessment explores how cognitive, attention, and emotional/behavioral factors may be hindering academic, social, or functional success. This is our most commonly requested assessment, as it covers all possible areas of difficulty., including attention, learning, behavioral, and other disorders. Assessments typically include:

  • intelligence testing

  • memory testing

  • achievement testing in all academic areas

  • behavior/emotional/social assessment as needed

  • 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

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Railroad Set
Developmental/Behavioral
Age 4 & under $1075
Age 5 & over $1775

This​ type of assessment is most appropriate to facilitate accurate identification of neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, general developmental delays, intellectual disabilities, and functional difficulties associated with birth injuries as well as genetic or metabolic disorders. Assessments typically include:

  • intelligence testing 

  • assessment of adaptive/daily living skills 

  • behavioral/social skills assessment

  • evaluation of verbal and nonverbal communication skills

  • screening of motor and academic/pre-academic skills

  • play observation when appropriate

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

Psychological Assessment
Typically completed on an hourly basis of $200 per hour

Call and speak to us regarding your concerns in order to obtain an estimated cost of assessment.  These are typically adult assessments completed on an hourly fee basis, targeting how an individual’s mental health impacts overall functioning and relationships. These assessments focus on the individual’s behavioral style and emotional development. Based upon presenting concerns, cognitive and/or achievement testing may or may not be included. For each hour of direct testing, an additional hour of scoring and report-writing is charged. Written report with suggested interventions is provided.

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Dyslexia Only
 $1075
  • comprehensive intelligence testing

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

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

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

ADHD Only
 $1275
  • comprehensive intelligence testing

  • basic achievement screening

  • behavior analysis/teacher and parent surveys

  • computerized attention assessment

  • memory and processing speed screenings

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

Intellectual Assessment Only
 
 $350
  • comprehensive intelligence testing

  • brief written report

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Academic Assessment Only
 
 $500
  • comprehensive achievement testing in all academic areas (basic reading, reading comprehension, reading fluency, math calculation, math reasoning, math fluency, written expression, spelling)

  • brief written report

Katie Beckett / Deeming Waiver / Supplemental Testing
 
 $200 per hour

Waiver renewal, insurance coverage for certain types of therapy, or private school admission often require that specific tests be administered. We are happy to work with you to provide specific assessments on an as-needed basis. For each hour of direct testing, an additional hour of scoring and report-writing is charged.

Consultation Services
 
 $175 per hour

Our psychologists are happy to meet with you regarding concerns about your child's progress, to review previously completed testing, IEP, or other paperwork, or discuss whether or not an evaluation may be appropriate at this time. We are also available to attend meetings with school staff and provide support for implementation of evaluation recommendations and educational programming.

Kids in Preschool
Comprehensive Speech Evaluation
 
 $350

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

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Court/Legal Issues
 
 $350 to $450 per hour

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