PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL EVALUATION

What is a psychoeducational evaluation?

Depending on referral concern, a psychoeducational evaluation can involve tests of academic ability, intellectual ability, adaptive skills, and social/emotional/behavioral factors. Information is also gathered by a review of documents including, but not limited to, previous evaluations or testing, any available school records, the New Client Questionnaire, and sometimes behavior assessment rating forms. The face-to face testing typically takes two, three-hour sessions. Following the testing, a comprehensive written report is prepared that provides interpretation and analysis of all information gathered as well as recommendations and/or strategies to help your child succeed. The written report is shared and reviewed with parents at a follow-up meeting.

How much will a psychoeducational evaluation cost?

 

The charges include the review of background data, test administration, test scoring/interpretation, report writing time, and the follow-up meeting with parents to review test results.  Test scoring, interpretation, and report writing take as many or more hours to complete as the time spent face-to-face with the client. Usually, 18 hours is needed to complete everything, but it can take longer if additional testing is needed. Depending on the exact amount of time needed for each evaluation, the total cost typically runs approximately $3700 and the entire process is completed within two to three weeks.

 

What is the difference between a psychoeducational evaluation and a learning disability (LD) evaluation?

 

An LD evaluation focuses solely on intellectual/processing abilities and academic achievement testing. Information is also gathered by a review of documents including, but not limited to, previous evaluations or testing, any available school records, and the New Client Questionnaire. The face-to face testing typically takes two, two-hour sessions. Following the testing, a comprehensive written report is prepared that provides interpretation and analysis of all information gathered as well as recommendations and/or strategies to help your child succeed. The written report is shared and reviewed with parents at a follow-up meeting. Usually, 14 hours is needed to complete everything, but it can take longer if additional testing is needed. Depending on the exact amount of time needed for each evaluation, the total cost typically runs approximately $3000 and the entire process is completed within two to three weeks.

 

What is Dyslexia or Dyscalculia testing using the FAR or FAM?

 

The Feifer Assessment of Reading (FAR) and the Feifer Assessment of Math (FAM) are comprehensive assessments of reading and math. The FAR helps determine the examinee’s specific subtype of dyslexia (dysphonetic dyslexia, surface dyslexia, mixed dyslexia, and/or reading comprehension deficits). The FAM assists in determining the presence of a general math learning disability (MLD) but also in determining the specific subtype of dyscalculia. The results are used to inform decisions about appropriate interventions.

As with psychoeducational evaluations, test scoring, interpretation, and summary writing take as many or more hours to complete as the time spent face-to-face with the client. The face-to face testing typically takes one, one-1.5 hour session. Usually, 4 hours is needed to complete everything. Depending on the exact amount of time needed for each evaluation, the total cost typically runs approximately $900 and the entire process is completed within one to two weeks.

 

What standardized tests are administered?
The standardized tests administered for each evaluation are selected by the assessor case-by-case based on a number of factors including the child’s age, referral concerns, purpose of the evaluation, and past testing history. The following is a sample of some tests that may be used as part of a psychoeducational evaluation:

Intellectual/Cognitive Ability and Processing

  • Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing-2 (CTOPP-2)
  • Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System (D-KEFS)
  • Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale 4th Edition (WAIS-IV)
  • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children 5th Edition (WISC-V)
  • Wide Range Assessment of Memory and Learning 2nd Edition (WRAML2)
  • Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Cognitive Abilities (WJ IV COG)
  • Cognitive Assessment System 2nd Edition (CAS2)
  • Test of Visual Motor Integration 6th Edition (VMI-6)
  • Test of Auditory Processing Skills 4th Edition (TAPS-4)
  • Test of Visual Perception Skills 4th Edition (TVPS-4)

Social-Emotional, Behavior, and Attention

  • Adaptive Behavior Assessment System 3rd Edition (ABAS-3)
  • Autism Spectrum Rating Scales (ASRS)
  • Behavior Assessment System for Children 3rd Edition (BASC-3)
  • Children’s Depression Inventory 2nd Edition (CDI 2)
  • Comprehensive Executive Function Inventory (CEFI)
  • Multidimensional Anxiety Scale for Children 2nd Edition (MASC 2)

Academic Achievement

  • Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, 3rd Edition (WIAT-III)
  • Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Achievement (WJ IV ACH)

Academic Achievement

  • Feifer Assessment of Reading (FAR)
  • Feifer Assessment of Math (FAM)

Service & Fee

How much will a psychoeducational evaluation cost?
The charges for psychoeducational testing include review of background data, test administration, test scoring/interpretation, report writing time, and the follow-up meeting with parents or guardians to review test results. The cost for these services is listed below.

 

Comprehensive psychoeducational evaluation                                                          ~$3,700.00

with report/recommendations and follow-up meeting with parents

 

Learning disability evaluation                                                                                    ~$3,000.00

with report/recommendations and follow-up meeting with parents

 

Dyslexia Testing using the FAR                                                                                    ~$900.00

with summary/recommendations and follow-up meeting with parents

 

Dyscalculia Testing using the FAM                                                                               ~$900.00

with summary/recommendations and follow-up meeting with parents

 

Standardized IQ testing only (scores and testing observations only)             ~$700.00

Broad Academic Achievement testing only (scores and testing observations only) ~$700.00

 

*Educational Psychologist Hourly Rate: $205

 

When and where will testing occur?

 

1:1 testing will occur between the hours of 4pm-8pm (M-Thur) or 9am-1pm (Saturday) at the San Jose Office located at 950 S Bascom Ave Suite 2010 San Jose CA 95128. Actual dates and times dependent on assessor availability.

Day of Testing Considerations

  • Medications should be taken as prescribed
  • If prescribed, glasses/contact lenses and/or hearing aides should be worn during all testing sessions
  • A good night’s sleep prior to testing sessions is recommended
  • Children should eat before testing session. Short breaks can be allowed if child chooses to bring drinks and/or snacks.

Contact us Directly to schedule a Psycho-Educational Evaluation:

Admin@nugenttherapy.com

408-341-9222