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PSYCHODIAGNOSTIC EVALUATIONS

For some individuals, obtaining an accurate diagnosis or multiple diagnoses may be challenging and complex. When the diagnostic picture needs clarification, a psychodiagnostic evaluation is often warranted. This evaluation is intended solely to determine which diagnosis or diagnoses are accurate and which are not. Evaluations are tailored to the specific concerns of the individual, their family, and/or their treatment providers.

 

Typically, an evaluation will involve the following activities:  examining existing medical, academic, and mental health records; conducting clinical interviews with the child and caregiver; caregiver completion of rating forms and questionnaires; direct observations of behaviors during different activities; and administration of formal testing measures. Formal testing measures are chosen to meet each individual’s needs.

 

Upon completion of the evaluation, the individual is offered feedback along with a formal report that can be provided to clinicians, medical providers, or others to obtain needed services. Reports provide relevant background information, test descriptions and scores, diagnoses when applicable, and recommendations for next steps and treatment.

 

The primary benefit of obtaining this type of evaluation is better tailoring and customization of treatment for the person's disorders by their health providers. Such individuals may also be eligible for various services, depending on the nature of the disorders they are diagnosed with. Insurance companies often cover these types of services, once a diagnosis has been made. 


The typical evaluation requires 3-5 hours of direct contact with the individual, in addition to time for record review, report writing, and feedback. We do not bill insurance on your behalf .

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