Frequently Asked Questions
Please review the answers to some commonly-asked questions below:
Testing begins around 9:00 in the morning and ends mid- to late afternoon. We take a longer break at lunch. Expect to engage in paper-and-pencil tasks, tasks on a computer or tablet, and to talk with me about your concerns.
My goal is to make this process as painless as possible, and many clients find it interesting or less stressful than they anticipated. Activities are relatively short, and breaks are taken throughout the day, as needed.
I am an “out-of-network” provider for insurance companies. I want to give you the thorough evaluation you are seeking based on the concerns we discuss in the intake. I do not want decisions about your care to be set by an insurance executive. I provide a bill (“superbill”) to submit to insurance after the evaluation is complete. However, the one-time fee is collected on the day of the evaluation. It is the client’s responsibility to work with their insurance company to collect reimbursement.
Yes, please bring copies of any prior evaluations, relevant medical records, school evaluations or other documentation to the evaluation. I will review all records as part of my assessment process. Prior testing does not change my evaluation process in any way, it simply adds to it.
You have waited long enough for answers, so I provide the comprehensive evaluation report within 2 weeks of your testing date, in most cases. I set up a feedback session to review the results, answer questions, and discuss my recommendations for support and treatment.
There is no way to “study” for the testing, but to the extent possible, getting a good night’s rest and eating a normal breakfast will assist your loved one in preparing for the evaluation. While testing can be a lengthy process, most participants find at least some aspects of it interesting, and do not have difficulty completing all tasks in one day.
Parents can explain to their child that they will be coming to the office to complete activities, similar to the things they do in school. While it is important that the child give their best effort, there are no “grades” assigned and the child cannot “fail.” These points tend to alleviate much of the pre-appointment anxiety that a child may be experiencing.