Psychological Testing & Assessment For Children
Giving Families Clarity On Their Child’s Mental & Academic Health
Are You Concerned About Your Child’s:
Lack of attention & focus?
Delayed cognitive & learning skills?
Falling behind in school?
Repeated behaviors to relieve anxiety?
Learn what is causing your child’s symptoms so you know how best to advocate and support them.
Anticipate Your Child’s Need
So many parents are reacting to their child’s needs. An assessment will help you anticipate your child’s needs.
4 Week Turnaround
Initial intake, testing, feedback, and your results
– All in four weeks or less.
How We Help Parents Through Psychological Assessments
Receiving Psychological Assessment Is Simple:
Schedule Initial Intake
We’ll also schedule testing dates & feedback session to fulfill our 4-week turnaround promise.
Begin To Confidently Support Your Child
You’ll have the information to advocate for your child at school & support them in the home.
We Provide Testing & Assessment Services For:
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Frequently Asked Questions About Testing
What Does Testing & Assessments Cost?
Our testing services begin at $4,300.
We also accept self-pay clients via check or credit card.
Will my insurance plan cover any part of psychological testing?
Each insurance plan differs in terms of whether psychological testing is covered, and to what degree. Many PPO plans cover some portion of psychological testing with an in-network provider. It is your responsibility to be fully aware of your current insurance benefits, including your deductible amounts (for both in and out of network providers), co-insurance or co-pay amounts, at the time of the evaluation.
PIVOT Child Psychological Services is a private pay practice and does not contract directly with insurance companies. Payment for services will be due up front.
What is a psychological evaluation?
Psychological testing at Pivot is a process of trying to determine the core components of a person’s psychological or mental health problems, personality, IQ, or some other component. It is also a process that helps identify not just weaknesses of a person, but also their strengths.
What is your process of testing like?
At Pivot we use a team approach, believing in the value that many eyes can bring new perspectives to each situation. Our team approach to psychological testing includes professionals who initially assess your concerns in an intake performed over Zoom. Dr. Hales and his team then determine the individualized battery of tests that will help uncover your unique challenges and strengths. The day or days of testing is scheduled and you’ll be assessed by the psychologist and/or psychological associate. Then, a follow up appointment will be scheduled to give you your results and diagnoses.
Why is psychological testing needed?
Just as with medical conditions, the cause of a person’s problems isn’t always clear. For example, if a child is having trouble in school, many diagnoses could explain the struggle:
- Does he or she have a reading problem such as dyslexia?
- An attention problem such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?
- Difficulty with impulse control?
- Stress or a mood disorder such as depression or anxiety?
Psychological tests and assessments for ADHD, Learning, and/or Memory allow a psychologist to understand the nature of the problem, and to figure out the best way to go about addressing it.
Do you help develop iep’s (individualized educational plan)?
We can help address school-based difficulties if your child is not already on or doesn’t qualify for an IEP plan.
How do you partner with school counselors to provide IEP for 504’s?
How long is the evaluation and testing process?
Does my child or adolescent need to be referred by another provider or specialist?
No, you are welcome and encouraged to call me directly to discuss your questions/concerns, and schedule an evaluation without a referral. We will have a brief phone consultation to determine if my services are the best fit for your concerns.
Who provides the follow up treatment/therapy if this is recommended based on evaluation findings?
One critical component of the evaluation process is the collaborative process of discussing relevant and useful recommendations for services to support your child/adolescent. If and when psychotherapy is recommended following the evaluation, we will provide your family with several specifically tailored referrals to providers that may be a good fit for your son or daughter.
Is the information gathered in the evaluation confidential, including the results and report?
Yes, absolutely. Any information you or your child/adolescent share during the evaluation is completely confidential. Information will only be shared with your written consent, in such instances where you would like me to consult with your child’s teacher, therapist, or health care professional. A comprehensive written report will go directly to the parent(s)/legal guardians and will only be shared with other professionals with your written consent. Information shared by your child/adolescent surrounding suspected child/elder abuse or imminent safety concerns will be shared with parents during the evaluation process, as required by the laws and ethics that guide my professional practice.
Many parents lack the understanding to know what kind of support their child needs.That’s why we offer psychological testing that brings you clarity quickly. This way, you have the knowledge and tools to set your child up for success.