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Psychoeducational Evaluation at Southampton Psychiatric Associates

Southampton Psychiatric Associates offers a wide range of psychoeducational evaluation services for individuals from age 6 years to adult. Services range from very brief, focused evaluations to rule out a suspected developmental delay to much more comprehensive evaluations designed to describe an individual's learning style, strengths, and weaknesses. The types of evaluations offered at SPA include the following:

  • Admissions testing for independent schools
  • Evaluations to identify or rule out specific learning differences
  • Kindergarten readiness evaluations
  • Evaluations to document eligibility for learning support services in public schools and colleges
  • Evaluations to aid in the diagnosis of disorders such as attention deficit disorders and developmental disorders
  • Evaluations to assist families in making school choices
  • Evaluations of eligibility for school-based, college-based, and college board-based accommodations
  • Second opinion or independent evaluations following school-based evaluations

Various instruments are used for these evaluations and the specific ones used will depend on many factors, including the age of the individual, the purpose of the evaluation, and any suspected delays in development. Some of the more commonly used instruments include the following:

  • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, 5th edition (WISC-V)
  • Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, 4th edition (WAIS-IV)
  • Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, 3rd edition (WIAT-III)

Supplemental questionnaires are often completed by parents and teachers, when appropriate, such as standardized measures of attention deficit disorders and social-emotional functioning. These assist the examiner in interpreting test results.

Because the range of evaluations offered at Southampton Psychiatric Associates is so broad, fees for evaluations vary greatly. For example, the fee for an independent school admission evaluation, which typically consists of an IQ test only, is $450 for a very brief report of the scores and $600 for a full interpretative report. A comprehensive evaluation to identify specific learning differences will range from $1800 to $2200 and will result in a 10-15 page report. Most of these evaluations are not covered by health insurance. Because they can be quite costly, we accept payment in installments. Full payment is required before any reports are released. Before testing is initiated, the provider will discuss fees and payment with you in detail.

 

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