Assessment and Evaluation
A psychological or psychoeducational evaluation is performed when significant academic, cognitive, attentional, executive functioning, social-emotional, and/or behavioral concerns arise. Evaluations can assess whether a child meets diagnostic criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Dyslexia and other learning disorders, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), executive functioning problems, intellectual and developmental disorders, and/or anxiety, mood, and behavioral disorders. Through clinical interviewing and a range of psychological tests, Dr. Wolff and his team collaborate with families to develop effective educational and treatment plans.
A comprehensive evaluation serves as the foundation of most educational and treatment plans, allowing families to better understand their child's specific needs and enabling them to advocate for their children more effectively. Assessments are tailored to your child’s specific strengths and challenges and include a diagnostic evaluation and written report that can be utilized as a starting point for educational and other services, including Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), 504 Plan accommodations, and SAT/ACT accommodations. We also conduct intelligence and academic achievement testing for applications to specialized schools and to gifted and talented programs.
Prior to the evaluation, parents often take part in a free 30-minute phone consultation, in which the child's needs and the evaluation process are discussed. Appointments can be scheduled thereafter, though the initial consultation may lead to being referred to other providers, if needed.
Fees (Licensed Psychologists)
Comprehensive Evaluation: $2400-$3000 (depends on type and level of assessment needed)
IQ Testing (WPPSI-IV, WISC-V, or WAIS-IV) or Basic Academic Achievement Testing (WJ-IV): $500
Combined IQ and Basic Academic Achievement Testing : $1000
Note - Fees listed here are typical estimates. The actual fee, which would be set when you schedule your appointment, could vary depending on the specific details of your case.
Payments and Payment Plan Options
Wolff Child Psychology accepts cash, checks, and all credit cards (with a 3% processing fee). For evaluations, clients typically pay the full fee at the initial appointment. However, they can pay the fee in up to 4 monthly payments. At this time, we do not bill health insurance companies directly, but can easily provide invoices for services. Often, clients can then be reimbursed by their insurance companies or Flexible Spending or Health Savings Accounts.
Note: We are not allowed, by law, to work with a child covered by Medicaid, as we are not Medicaid providers.