This assessment delves into your child’s comprehensive cognitive, behavioral, and learning profile, addressing your specific concerns and queries. At Mind by Design, our focus is on understanding the intricacies of how your child’s mind functions. We aim to capture a complete picture of your child’s individuality and how it influences their learning, enabling us to identify the most effective support for their growth and success.
If you’re considering a school neuropsychological or psychoeducational evaluation, you’ve come to the right place. We approach these evaluations in the same way and use the terms interchangeably. We ensure each is as thorough as necessary to respond to referral questions and craft personalized support strategies.
How Our Evaluation Is Different
Our Licensed Educational Psychologists use the information gleaned from the evaluation to make clinical diagnoses if appropriate. There are times when a clinical diagnosis provides access to the school accommodations your child needs.
We provide tailored recommendations for trusted service providers, therapies, and interventions your child could benefit from. We have a strong network of providers in our community and are happy to make referrals.
School neuropsychological assessments provide clarity on the source of many learning challenges. It may be right for your child if you suspect they struggle with:
What To Expect During Your Child’s Assessment
Each child is unique, so reach out to our team, and let’s talk about which type of evaluation will help you finally find the answers you’ve been searching for.
We spend at least two sessions, 3-hours each with your child. We also do interviews and gather background history to understand their strengths, challenges, and needs.
We provide the comprehensive evaluation results within three weeks of completing testing and interviews. We’ll schedule a time for a thorough review of the evaluation with you and answer your questions.
We create a path forward for your child, from helpful school accommodations, community resources, and referrals to trusted professionals if needed. We may also suggest home-based strategies to support their development. Our goal is to get your child the right support as quickly as possible.
In some cases, additional evaluations such as Autism or Speech, Language, and Literacy help us paint a more comprehensive picture of how your child learns.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
No, there is not. The foundation of a neuropsychological evaluation is we are looking at brain-based behavior. From a neuropsychological perspective we’re looking at the connection between what we hypothesize is going on with the brain and what we’re seeing. This applies to our psychoeducational and neuropsychological evaluations, which is why we use the terms interchangeably.
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No, you do not.
This type of assessment is typically offered by practices that are considered out-of-network providers. We will provide a Superbill with CPT codes that are often reimbursed to some extent for this service. You can then check with your insurance company to see whether they will cover part or all of the assessment.
Please see our Billing & Insurance page for additional information.
For neuropsychological assessments, we typically see children over age five through to young adulthood. This assessment may be appropriate if learning challenges impact work or school.
Our comprehensive report will be ready for you within three weeks of completing all aspects of the evaluation and interviews.
After we finish your child’s report, we meet with you to review it together and answer your questions. Our goal is to help your child succeed. We provide helpful recommendations for therapies, professionals to follow up with, and community resources that can help support your child. We’re also available to help you navigate the school system to get the accommodations your child needs.
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GETTING AN EVALUATION IS A BIG STEP
Our evaluations do more than diagnose. They provide a picture of your child as a whole so you can understand how they learn and get the best help possible.
In addition to our team, we’ve built connections with professionals across our community to recommend the best services and interventions that will get your child the right help as quickly as possible.
We want to make it EASY for you to help your child. Our reports are detailed but clear, and our recommendations for services and support are both effective and manageable for your family.
As part of my professional role, I refer many private school families to have their students do private psychoeducational testing. While there are many options for families, in my extensive experience, Mind by Design is the best overall. Families who have been asked to support their child in this way are often a bit shell-shocked, trying to process that their child may have unique needs. The last thing they need is to be charged ridiculous amounts of money during their time of need. For many families I have referred, the astronomical price of testing has been a huge barrier, resulting in many, many students not ever getting the support that they needed to be successful. Not only do I appreciate the comparative value of Mind by Design, the personal touch, communication with schools, user-friendly final reports, and timely manner in the entire process make them my #1 choice for private psychoeducational testing. In fact, when it came time to have my own child evaluated, there was no other choice in my mind.
We were looking for support in understanding Jenna as a learner, Jana provided us with a comprehensive picture of Jenna as a learner. Jana supported us in identifying all the tools Jenna needs to be successful in the foundational years in her educational journey. Jana took time to connect with Jenna and create a space Jenna felt confident in. The assessment has guided how our family approaches support for Jenna and has empowered Jenna in how to use her resources to persevere with her learning. Parent of 2nd grader.
I met with Jana to talk about my son and his behaviors. Distance learning was a failure for us and my son lost a lot of confidence and really struggled with feeling down. I feel like we all have some form of PTSD from all of this. I wanted to get my son assessed because he is very bright but was having a hard time concentrating and I wanted to know more how he learned and see if an assessment could tell me more about his brain, learning style and personality traits that interfere with him being successful. Jana was SO easy to speak with and she really listened and wanted to help me. She gave me a bunch of references to follow up with to help my son and I really appreciated her openness, honest character and bubbly personality. Her office space is also very comfortable and warm. I would highly recommend her.
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