PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENTS

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.  We do not use students or interns.  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

  • Learning Disabilities

    • Dyslexia

    • Dysgraphia

    • Dyscalculia

  • 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

The cost of an assessment ranges from $500 to $3200 depending on the type testing to be completed.  Below is a general idea of cost and areas assessed.  However, because each assessment is individualized based on the concerns and questions to be answered the final cost will be determined at the intake.   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.

 

ALL PRICES BELOW ARE ESTIMATES AND COST OF ACTUAL ASSESSMENT WILL BE DISCUSSED AT THE INTAKE

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) $2275

(Includes evaluation of intellectual abilities, executive functioning and social emotional functioning (anxiety, depression, etc.).

 

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)  $2625  (Includes evaluation for ADHD)

(Includes evaluation of intellectual abilities, executive functioning and social emotional functioning (anxiety, depression, etc.), adaptive behavior assessment, and measure of social interaction and social communication.)

 

Gifted and Talented Evaluation  $1225

(Includes evaluation of intellectual abilities and achievement.)

 

Adaptive Behavior Assessment $525

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.