While psychological assessments are not necessary for all children, if a possible learning issue, educational weakness, or Autism Spectrum Disorder is suspected, parents may wish to have their child evaluated. We offer several types of evaluations at Thriving Minds.
IEE (Independent Educational Evaluation):
A parent or school district can request an Independent Educational Evaluation in which one of our psychologists conducts an evaluation to answer a specific referral question.
The IEE is conducted like a traditional psychological evaluation, however, the school district typically pays for these evaluations.
Psychological assessments include the following components:
Children are often referred by their medical providers, school, parent/guardian, or other child specialist for a comprehensive psychological evaluation. Our evaluations include:
Initial Clinical Interview: This session consists of obtaining background information, including a detailed educational, medical, and psychological history. Present concerns will be examined in depth to determine if testing is indicated and, if so, we will explain the appropriate tests to be administered.
Feedback Session: This final conference will consist of reviewing and discussing test results and recommendations. Families will leave this session with a “game plan” on how to proceed in order to best help their child, as well as an extensive written report.
Psychological Testing with Child: Psychological testing can consist of intelligence testing, educational testing, personality testing, adaptive behavioral assessment, and social communicative ability assessment. This process generally lasts 4-8 hours, and is separated into two to three different testing sessions. Furthermore, we will consider any past assessments, medical records, school performance (utilizing past report cards), and obtain (with your approval) teacher ratings and comments concerning academic performance and behavior.
Fees: Initial Clinical Interview: $275-$300 before insurance
Psychological Assessment: costs vary by individual need
Feedback Session: $170 before insurance
Thriving Minds offers psychological assessments for:
Autism Spectrum Disorders (Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Aspergers Disorder)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Disorder of Written Expression
Nonverbal Learning Disorder
Executive Functioning Delays
Receptive or Expressive Language Delays
Developmental Disorders or Delays
Quotient- An Objective Evaluation Tool for ADHD
Thriving Minds is excited to offer Quotient, an objective evaluation tool for ADHD! This computerized evaluation tool allows our clinicians to test a child’s sustained attention, physical movements, and ability to inhibit impulsive responses. The Quotient can be used to help in diagnosing ADHD, evaluate a child’s change in attention over time, and assist in determining the effectiveness of stimulant medication.