Evaluations for Learning Disorders and Attention
will be an interview about the current problem or problems, the things
that have been done to address the problem and about your background
and development including family, academic and health factors. Performance
throughout your academic experience will be considered. I may meet with
or telephone your parents to gather more information about development.
Several individual tests will be administered including tests of ability
How long will this take?
planning purposes, you can expect to see me for a total of about five
to eight hours, spread over about four sessions, of up to two hours
me to discuss fees. Payment is your responsibility and I prefer to bill
you directly rather than your insurance company. I will help you with
forms and information your insurer might want.
insurance companies do not cover psychological testing or diagnoses
that do not indicate medical necessity such as Learning Disorder or
Attention Deficit Disorder. You or your parents should check with your
insurer to find out if costs of the evaluation or partial costs are
covered. Many insurers require pre-certification for coverage of psychological
evaluations so check with your insurer about that before we start. I
can provide you with procedure codes and possible diagnostic codes before
you call your insurer or I can talk with your insurer directly if necessary.
students on financial aid should check with the office of Student Disability
Services, since Cornell may cover some or all of the costs.
will bill you or your parents at the time I send a report in. If there
is no report to be made, you will be billed after the interpretation
session. Payment within thirty days is expected.
Interpretation of Findings
will meet with you a few days after testing has been completed to tell
you about your test scores and interpret my findings. If a report is
to be sent to your college or university I will ask you to sign a statement
instructing me to send such a report.
report will describe the presenting problem, your developmental history,
background, and my observations, your test scores and conclusions including
recommendations for accommodations and things you might do to improve
your performance, if appropriate.
will receive a copy of the report, and it is usually completed within
seven to ten days after the interpretation session. There is no charge
for the interpretation session and the report.