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Assessment of cognitive ability, academic skills, executive functioning, and social/emotional functioning
$1500 - $3500
Psychoeducational/ Learning Disability Evaluations
Is your child struggling with their grades? Are they taking an unreasonable amount of time to finish their homework, even with your help? Are you having trouble with reading, writing, or math?
If you answered yes to any of these, you might benefit from a psychoeducational evaluation.
What is a Psychoeducational Evaluation?
We all have differences in the ways we process information. Many times, these differences can make it difficult for us to learn and be successful in the classroom. Anytime there are challenges in the school environment, a psychoeducational evaluation may be helpful in clarifying the nature of the problem and identifying barriers to learning.
A psychoeducational evaluation can help understand your or your child’s learning style, learning potential, and cognitive and academic strengths and weaknesses. It can be extremely helpful in determining the extent of difficulties in areas like reading, writing, math, and learning that allow you to achieve your full academic potential.
So then, what’s a Learning Disability?
While psychoeducational evaluations can include assessments of ADHD and Autism, most often they are used to address questions related to learning disabilities. A learning disability (LD) is an umbrella term describing how a person receives, processes, and uses information for learning foundational academic skills in reading, writing, and math. The person’s performance in the affected academic area is well below average for their age, or acceptable performance levels are achieved only with extraordinary effort.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 4-6% of American students have a learning disability. The most common types of learning disabilities involve problems with reading (dyslexia), writing (dysgraphia), and math (dyscalculia). 80% of learning disabilities in teens are associated with reading.
While every child struggles with homework from time to time, if a specific area of learning is consistently problematic, it might indicate a learning disability. Some signs of learning disabilities might be:
- Trouble connecting letters and sounds
- Letter reversals (i.e., mixing up “b” and “d”
- Reading comprehension issues
- Frequently misspelling or misreading
- Slow and labored reading
- Avoiding reading aloud
- Trouble with quick math calculations
- Struggling with math word problems
- Trouble putting thoughts into words
What’s Involved in a Psychoeducational Evaluation?
These evaluations offer insight into your or your child’s academic behavior, gives direction as to what tools might be helpful in overcoming challenges in and outside of the classroom, and helps you learn to set reasonable goals and expectations for yourself or your child.
Our psychoeducational evaluations include:
- Comprehensive intelligence testing, including working memory and processing speed
- Comprehensive achievement testing in reading, mathematics, writing, and language
- Subject specific measures (e.g., reading fluency and comprehension, written language, math)
- Measures of executive functioning including memory, processing, etc.
- Emotional and behavioral rating scales
- Written report including diagnosis, recommendations, and supplemental materials
Results can often help identify resources that seek to improve school performance, provide alternatives and supplements to academics, and offer information for additional services.
How Much Does it Cost?
For 3 year olds - $1500
For 4 year olds - $2000
For 5 year olds - $2500
For ages 6-17 & adults - $3000
For combo evaluations (i.e., ADHD & Autism; ADHD & Learning Disability; Autism & Learning Disability) - $3500
$1500 is due at the time you schedule and any remaining balance is due 24 hours prior to the feedback (final) session. We accept all major credit/debit cards, HSA cards, and personal checks as payment.
We are not in network with any insurance companies or paneled with Medicaid, Medicare, or Medicaid Managed Care companies (i.e., Caresource, Amerigroup, Peachstate, etc). However, we do offer out-of-network documentation for insurance reimbursement submission.
Please note: You are allowed to change your appointment date and time if necessary. However, in the event of total cancellation, we will not issue a refund. As such, please be sure you wish to utilize our services prior to scheduling the initial intake appointment and paying the initial fee.
What You Gain from Our Evaluations
Once your evaluation is completed, you receive a final report outlining your results, which includes recommendations for additional services like therapy/counseling, medication management, academic accommodations, and more.
You also leave with supplemental materials including a list of referrals to therapists, psychiatrists, other service providers, and community resources like tutoring programs and parent support along with a school or work accommodation letter and monthly follow-ups.