Most evaluations span from approximately 9am-3:30pm, including interview (unless completed prior to the visit via telehealth), testing, and breaks. This varies with age and reason for testing. A parent or guardian should plan to remain on-site for pediatric evaluations. Record review, scoring, interpretation, and report-writing are completed after the visit.
I am an out-of-network provider. Prior to the visit, contact your plan to determine out-of-network benefits for neuropsychological (CPT 96116, 96132, 96133, 96136, 96137) & psychological (CPT 90791, 96130, 96131, 96136, 96137) testing. A detailed receipt is provided. Insurers do not cover evaluations for learning disabilities or academic concerns.
A one hour telehealth feedback session will be scheduled approximately three weeks after the testing day, and is included in the evaluation fee. Generally, children should not attend this session. A comprehensive report will be provided shortly after the feedback session. Remaining one-half of payment is due prior to feedback (via mail/electronic payment for telehealth sessions).
All medications should be taken as prescribed on the day of testing. Be sure to also bring glasses, hearing aids, communication devices, or any other required items. Bring copies of all prior evaluations (psychological, neuropsychological, neurological, school). One-half the fee is due on the day of the assessment; please bring cash or check for the agreed-upon evaluation type.
Obtain good rest the night before. Tell children the day includes talking, listening, answering questions and problem-solving. Breaks are provided as needed. Parents are not permitted in the room during administration of standardized tests, with rare exceptions only for very young children. Parents/family members will be asked to complete rating scales during testing.
For pediatric evaluations, teachers may be asked to provide data. School visits and observations can be arranged for additional fees, but are rarely necessary for clinical evaluations. Similarly, participation in school meetings is rarely necessary due to the comprehensive nature of the evaluation report, but can be arranged.
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