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.
Here are the costs of our assessments, along with information about what test instruments that involve and how much time they tend to take:
1) PsychoEducational Evaluation (ADHD, Learning, Behavioral/Emotional screening): $1775. This will include 75-90min parent interview, 4-6hrs of face to face testing, and a 60min feedback meeting.
Common tests included in the battery: WISC-V for IQ, WJ-IV ACH or WIAT-III for academic achievement, Gray Oral Reading Test (GORT-5), Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing (CTOPP-2), IVA-2 computerized test, and parent/teacher/self rating scales. Possible tests if needed: WJ IV Oral Language, WRAML, Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales (interview or rating scale).
2) Autism Evaluation: $2000. 60min clinical interview, 90min parent interview, 75 minutes for the ADOS-2, 90 minutes for IQ testing, and a 60 minute feedback.
Tests included in the battery: ADOS-2, autism-focused parent interview (based on the ADI-R interview), and IQ testing with WISC-V. Rating scales. No achievement testing.
3) Autism + PsychEd Eval: $2200. 60min clinical interview, 90min ASD-focused parent interview, 75 minutes for the ADOS-2, and then an additional 4hrs of face-to-face testing.
Tests included in the battery: ADOS-2, autism-focused interview (based on the ADI-R), WISC-V for IQ, WJ-IV ACH or WIAT-III for academic achievement, CTOPP, GORT, and possibly WJ-IV OL as needed.
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 and if there are any pre-authorization requirements. Psych-ed testing uses CPT billing code 96130 for the first hour and 96131 for additional hours, and ASD testing is coded 96111.