All psychological evaluations include an initial consultation to determine specific needs of the client, a description of evaluation procedures, one-on-one testing, a comprehensive evaluative report with results, recommendations, applicable diagnoses, and a feedback session to discuss findings and next steps. Diagnosis is based on the criterion set by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA).
Our psychology team can provide guidance for individuals or caregivers who seek additional supports for educational purposes such as Section 504 eligibility and Exceptional Student Education eligibility. Each type of evaluation may be modified depending on the client's presenting challenges.
Autism Spectrum Disorders are a group of neurodevelopmental disorders that can significantly impact social communication, behavioral functioning, and learning tendencies.
An evaluation for Autism Spectrum Disorder involves a comprehensive look at cognitive ability, behavioral and social/emotional functioning, and academic achievement through one on one testing and observation. A clinical interview with parents/guardians is held to collect developmental history information.
Gifted Intelligence refers to an intellectual ability that is significantly higher than same-age peers in the population (intelligence score of 130 or above). A gifted intelligence evaluation includes a standardized intellectual assessment administered face-to-face as well as a comprehensive report that can be provided to a youth’s school for consideration of eligibility for the gifted and talented program.
A basic gifted evaluation provides a verbal, nonverbal, and composite intelligence score.
A comprehensive gifted evaluation provides scores in multiple areas of intellectual ability in addition to a composite intelligence score. These areas may include crystallized intelligence, short-term memory, visual processing, fluid reasoning, and long-term retrieval.
Both basic and comprehensive evaluations are accepted by schools in Hillsborough County for gifted program eligibility.
Learning Disabilities affect a youth’s ability to perform in academic areas such as reading, mathematics, or written language. Dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia are commonly identified types of learning disabilities. Learning disabilities can impact a youth’s school performance, ability to learn, and confidence in an academic environment.
A comprehensive evaluation consists of academic achievement and cognitive ability assessments to determine specific areas of need. Parent interview information and historical performance data is compiled to determine whether a learning disability diagnosis is appropriate.
An intellectual disability is marked by significant cognitive and adaptive functioning deficits. A comprehensive evaluation includes administration of a standardized intellectual assessment, adaptive functioning scales, academic achievement assessment, and a clinical interview to determine social/developmental history.
Behavioral and Social/Emotional evaluations help identify specific areas of concern affecting a youth’s life. Examples may include anxiety, defiance, aggression, depression, and more. These mental health and behavioral challenges impact youth at school, at home, and within their relationships. Comprehensive behavioral and social/emotional evaluation procedures vary based on the client’s needs. Assessment of academic functioning, cognitive abilities, behavior rating scales, interviews, and observations may be complete as a part of the evaluation. Guidance and recommendations to help manage behavioral symptoms are provided to parent/guardian and client.
Evaluation for presence of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) consists of assessment in academic achievement and cognitive ability. Scales that detect the presence of ADHD symptoms and executive functioning deficits are administered. Interview information and historical performance data is compiled to determine whether an ADHD diagnosis is appropriate.
Services for Psychological Testing are self-pay only. We accept
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Statement for Insurance Reimbursement:
Although we do not accept insurance for psychological services, we can provide you with a "superbill" statement detailing the testing services and diagnosis obtained from our practice. You can submit the "superbill" to your insurance for consideration of reimbursement for out-of-network services. We encourage you to first reach out to your insurance carrier to inquire about reimbursement before scheduling your testing appointment.