Fundamental Psychology provides comprehensive psychological testing services for children and adolescents to help identify strengths and limitations, clarify diagnosis, and to guide treatment planning and intervention. Assessments are tailored to the needs of your child in order to address the specific referral question(s) and to provide personalized recommendations.
When psychological testing is completed within our practice, our providers make every effort to ensure the results are the best representation of your child’s ability. We ensure your family and child feel comfortable with the evaluator and testing process before we begin. We can take as many breaks as needed and go at your child’s pace. Our providers have extensive knowledge of best practices in psychological assessment and are able to guide families and their children through educational processes, including 504s, Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), HeadStart, and Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA). When evaluations occur in private practice, parents have full control as to whether they share the report with their child’s school or other outside provider.
Help identify a student’s level of cognitive and academic functioning in order to determine gifted eligibility and appropriate school/ program placement.
School Readiness Evaluations
Assess cognitive ability, academic achievement, and basic processing skills for the purposes of determining a prekindergarten student’s readiness to enter the school setting.
Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder Testing
Assess attention, focus and related executive dysfunction for the purpose of treatment planning and recommendations.
Autism Spectrum Disorder Testing
Assess social concerns, sensory differences, repetitive behaviors and communication delays for the purposes of diagnosis, treatment planning and therapeutic recommendations for services.
Assess cognitive development, mood, behavior, and personality for the purpose of diagnosis and treatment.
Assess issues that negatively impact a student’s ability to learn and function in the academic setting. Identifies school-based and/or learning disorders for educational planning and placement.
A comprehensive assessment focused on cognitive, behavioral, and functional deficits in relation to brain functioning. This type of evaluation aims to determine “why” a child may be struggling in a certain area.
Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE)
A comprehensive evaluation designed to provide an unbiased opinion when there is disagreement between parents and the school district regarding a child’s diagnosis or eligibility.
A brief assessment designed to determine wether a full ADHD or Autism evaluation is necessary. No diagnosis or eligibility is available following a screener. If a full evaluation is recommended the screener fee is applied towards the total evaluation cost.
Areas of assessment may include:
- Learning Disabilities (i.e., Dyslexia, Dysgraphia)
- Intellectual Disability or Developmental Delays
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)
- Mood and Anxiety Disorders (i.e., Depression, Bipolar, Anxiety, OCD)
- Behavior Disorders (i.e., Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder)
Evaluation Pricing and Packages
The cost of a psychological evaluation ranges from $315 to $2000 depending on the time and assessments required to appropriately evaluate an individual. An initial intake interview will be conducted to discuss your specific concerns and identify the areas of focus for testing. Testing packages include a clinical intake interview, administration, scoring, interpreting and reporting writing as well as a feedback session.
At Fundamental Psychology we pride ourselves on identifying children’s strengths, offering appropriate recommendations and ensuring families fully understand the testing results. Please call us for a complimentary phone consult to ensure we are the best fit. We are happy to answer any questions you may have. If you’re unsure if a full evaluation is warranted please ask about our screener appointments.
The Evaluation Process
Meet with the evaluator to help them gain a better understanding of the nature of the concerns, obtain further information about your child’s academic, medical, and developmental history, and learn about any social, emotional, or behavioral concerns and history.
Evaluations are typically completed in one day. Depending on the nature of the problem, your child’s attention, work pace, and number of breaks needed during the testing session(s), additional time and/or meetings may be necessary.
The tests and questionnaires are scored, analyzed, and interpreted to determine the reasons for your child’s difficulties. When tests are interpreted, we look at more than just the scores; we also review observations about how these scores were obtained and gather collateral information from other sources such as teachers, doctors or therapists.
After testing is completed, an appointment will be made to review the results of the testing. During the feedback session, a detailed written report is presented and reviewed with the family. The child’s strengths and weaknesses are discussed, and recommendations are tailored to address the child’s specific difficulties. We will provide a “road map” for the steps necessary for your child to become as successful as he or she can be.
The following is a general pricing guideline for our psychological testing packages; a more specific quote will be provided prior to evaluation:
Screeners (Autism/ADHD) $315
Academic Achievement (Reading/Math) Only $315
Intellectual Assessment $515
Gifted Magnet Evaluation $715
School Readiness Evaluation $715
Comprehensive AD/HD Evaluation $1,695
Autism Spectrum Evaluation $1,695
Psychological Evaluation $1,695
Psychoeducational Evaluation $1,695
Neuropsychological Evaluation $2,000
Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE) $2,000
For evaluations greater than $1,000, we ask that half of the fee be paid at the first appt. and that the balance be paid upon review of the written report at the feedback session. For families experiencing financial hardship, options for convenient payment plans can be discussed.
We are out of network with insurance providers. However, we can provide an itemized receipt for seeking reimbursement. Many insurances will offer partial coverage of psychological testing if pre-approved.