Psychological and Educational Testing

Psychological and Educational Testing

Psychological Testing

Mind Works specializes in comprehensive psychological testing and evaluation for children, teenagers, and adults. Parents, if you feel that you or your child may be struggling with a learning disorder, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, or other psychological and cognitive challenges, contact us to learn about how psychological testing can help.

At Mind Works, our psychologists and psychometricians, specialize in conducting assessments and working with families to provide a diagnosis, best treatment outcomes, assist in identifying academic strengths and areas of weakness, and providing educational accommodations.

A full assessment can help provide answers relating to developmental issues, learning differences, and are tailored to meet your individual needs.

Mind Works provides testing services for the following concerns:

ADHD | Autism | Dyslexia | Learning Disabilities | Auditory Processing Disorders | Sensory Processing Disorders | Anxiety | Depression | Mood Disorders | Speech Language | Communication Disorders | Neuropsychological Issues | Educational Problems | Educational Accommodations

How We Can Help

Assessments are used to make educational and clinical decisions. Testing is requested to help with:

  • Screening and identification
  • Diagnosis and potential eligibility for special programs, including accommodations
  • Instructional planning
  • Re-evaluation to measure progress
  • Selection of the best educational environment
  • Application to private school
  • Determination of appropriate grade placement
  • Emotional functioning of an individual
  • Developmental level of a child

What Psychological Testing Includes

A detailed written report will be given to you during the feedback session, at which time results will be reviewed and explained. The report will include the following information:

  • Present level of functioning in all areas assessed, with clear interpretation of findings
  • Description of condition and diagnosis if warranted
  • Design of appropriate educational placement/program if warranted
  • Recommendations to other specialists if needed
  • After the diagnostic evaluation a specific treatment or instructional plan can be created, progress can be monitored, and if needed ongoing therapy can be provided upon request.

Types of Assessments

  • Developmental Assessment:
    This type of assessment looks at a young child’s (birth to age 6) level of adaptive functioning and if old enough, cognitive functioning. Included in this type of test is assessing your child’s language development, motor skills, daily living skills, and socialization skills.
  • Educational Assessment:
    This type of assessment will uncover your child’s learning style, including strengths and weaknesses, which can then determine the type of educational environment that will be best suited to optimize your child’s potential. This type of testing can also take place to determine a child’s readiness for pre-k.
  • Psychological Assessment:
    This type of testing offers a formal way to measure your child’s cognitive functioning, feelings, emotional regulation, frustration tolerance, and quality of relationships. It is the most comprehensive means of measuring your child’s functioning, identifying underlying emotional issues, and determining a comprehensive treatment plan.

How much will the assessment cost?

Psychological Assessment involves administration, scoring, and interpretation of tests; it also requires the psychologist or psychometrician to prepare a written report and meet with you to review the results. The cost for a full assessment is determined by the total number of hours required by the psychologist to complete the full evaluation process from testing time to the feedback session with you. A partial payment is usually required on the day of testing, with the balance due at the follow-up appointment.

Is the cost covered by insurance?

Many insurance companies do not cover psychological testing, and those who do will typically only reimburse a portion of the costs. It is your responsibility to contact your insurance company to determine benefits. When you call them, ask the following:

  • Is the cost of psychological testing covered?
  • Is there a deductible?
  • What portion will be reimbursed?
  • Is a referral needed from a primary care physician?
  • Is pre-authorization required?
  • If your insurance company requests a list of the tests being administered, we can provide that for you.

You will receive a coded billing statement at your follow-up appointment that you may file with your insurance company for reimbursement.

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