Comprehensive Psychological Evaluations:
A comprehensive psychological evaluation may be necessary to diagnose any number of emotional, behavioral, or developmental disorders in children, adolescents, and even adults.
These evaluations are made based on behaviors present in an individual and in relation to physical, genetic, environmental, social, cognitive, emotional, and educational components. We have highly skilled clinicians who are trained to administer a multitude of tests well regarded within the field of psychological evaluations. For more information, please contact our intake coordinators: 615-373-9955
The process starts with an initial 45-50 minute appointment (parent only for minors). During this session, the testing clinician will gather relevant educational and/or developmental history information. If you have done previous testing then the clinician may look it over to determine if results are applicable to this assessment.
The clinician will determine the amount of testing suggested to best serve your needs which establishes the cost and time required. The process would be either:
- Hourly Testing- 3 hours of testing or fewer
- $250- initial appointment
- $225- hourly testing; up to 3 hours of testing
- $175- follow up appointment to go over the test results
- Comprehensive Testing- 4 or more hours of testing
- All inclusive package- initial appointment, testing, report writing, and the follow up visit for a total of $1,550
- Testing usually includes IQ, Attention, Behavior & Achievement
- Full evaluation normally takes at least 1 month
- Testing often requires multiple sessions to complete
Please note that payment is due at the time testing is scheduled. For instance, if a complete assessment is recommended, a total of $1,550 will be due at the completion of your initial appointment. If you are not able to schedule the testing appointment(s), the fee for the initial appointment ($250) will be due when you check out. The remaining $1,300 can be paid when you schedule either in person or via the phone.
Autism-Specific Diagnostic Evaluations
Dr. Goodlad conducts specialized diagnostic evaluations for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This battery consists of a general intake interview, an autism-specific developmental and behavioral interview, the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2), cognitive/IQ testing, and behavioral rating scales. Additional measures may be added as needed. Appointments are scheduled with parents and caregivers prior to the child’s participation in the ADOS-2.
The cost of the full autism-specific evaluation is $1775, but part of the evaluation may be waived if caregivers can provide adequate evidence of recent cognitive testing (i.e., within 1-2 years) using Wechsler tests, the Differential Ability Scales-2, or the Leiter-3.
Information regarding insurance:
Insurance may not cover testing if your insurance company considers it to be educational
rather than behavioral. We urge you to call your Insurance Company and ask what your out-of-network benefits are for behavioral health. Also ask what your coverage would be for a “96101” billing code and if there are any pre-authorization requirements.