Dr. Thompson, Dr. Schimmel and Dr. Worcester specialize in comprehensive psychological evaluations for children and young adults. Based on information learned during an intake we create individualized and targeted assessments to help gain an understanding of a client’s strengths and weaknesses. Our comprehensive evaluations include recommendations and possible interventions to help develop the skills necessary to facilitate success.
We complete all assessments as a team, meaning that clients will have at least two of our clinicians working with your family. Determining a diagnosis requires the collection and synthesizing data and clinical judgement. We believe that using a team approach minimizes error and maximizes opportunity to best serve clients. Plus, we like working together!
All three of our clinicians are licensed to work in schools and can provide a unique understanding on how to best help clients and their families with navigating the services available in the school system. Upon completion of the assessment, our clinicians are available to attend meetings at schools to help develop Individual Education Plans(IEP) or 504 Plans.
Assessments can include:
Suspected Developmental Delays/Intellectual Disabilities
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Anxiety and Depression
Executive Functioning Problems
Gifted and Talented Evaluations
Adaptive Behavior Evaluations
Functional Behavior Assessments
Fees and Insurance Accepted
Your insurance may cover the cost of some or all an assessment. You will need to contact them to directly to check on your benefits. We accept cash, checks, HSA cards, and all major credit cards.
All evaluations include a comprehensive report that can be shared with other professionals.
Each assessment is individualized based on the referral questions discussed at the intake. A comprehensive assessment may include an assessment for: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), or other developmental disabilities. All assessments include an evaluation of intellectual abilities, executive functioning and social emotional functioning (anxiety, depression, etc.), and may include an assessment of adaptive behavior and measure of social interaction and social communication.
Cost: $2200, which is all inclusive and includes the intake and feedback sessions. This does not include academic testing. Academic testing (Learning Disability Evaluation) is generally not covered by insurance and the add on cost is $500
Gifted and Talented Evaluation
(Includes evaluation of intellectual abilities and achievement.)
Adaptive Behavior Assessment
What does this all look like?
As mentioned previously, we individualize each assessment to meet the specific needs of a child and their family. Generally speaking you can expect the assessment process to take anywhere from 3 to 6 weeks.
Step 1: Intake – At the intake you will meet with one of the psychologists to discuss your concerns and determine together if an assessment makes sense and the areas that will need to be assessed. Insurance companies will typically cover this appointment. Before you leave the appointment, you will be quoted the cost of the assessment and if you decide to move forward the next steps include:
Step 2: Schedule testing appointments - We typically schedule assessments over 2 mornings 3-5 hours each. A deposit of $500 is required at the time of scheduling. You may be asked to sign a release of information to collect information from the child/adolescent’s school.
Step 3: Assessment Days – Please arrive on time for your appointments. We suggest bringing a favorite snack for your child. We typically meet with parents on the first testing day unless other arrangements have been made in advance to have you complete questionnaires and/or complete additional interviews.
Step 4: Feedback Session - You will meet with the lead clinician and review the data collected, discuss recommendations and have any questions answered regarding concerns and next steps. You will also be given a written report for your records.