Through the use of a variety of standard psychological tests, we will attempt to answer the questions that have brought you for this assessment. These questions generally concern learning disabilities, academic functioning, personality functioning, or coping styles. Throughout the assessment process you have the right to inquire about the nature or purpose of all procedures. You also have the right to know the test results, interpretations, and recommendations. The assessment process generally involves an informational interview followed by the administration of one or more educational and/or psychological tests. Although it is sometimes possible to complete the testing procedure in one sitting, it is common for people to be asked to return for another session to finish the assessment battery. Once testing is completed, the data will be analyzed and a report will be written. You will then have the opportunity to meet with your clinician to discuss the results and receive a copy of the report. Because we are a training clinic, our general turnaround time for completed reports is about 4-6 weeks.
Types of Testing
-Full Psycho-Educational Evaluation. The purpose of this evaluation is to provide an in-depth study of the cognitive processes and personality functioning of an individual. This evaluation can also be used to diagnose learning, behavioral, and psychiatric disorders.
-Learning, Attention, or Personality Screening. The purpose of this evaluation is to provide a brief assessment of cognitive, academic, or personality functioning that may be contributing to academic or behavioral problems. The results will indicate whether a more in-depth study is necessary.
-Diagnostic Evaluation. The purpose of this evaluation is to diagnose behavioral or emotional disorders such as ADHD.
-Other such as differential diagnosis
It is important to understand that IBHG does not perform custody evaluations for children, which is a highly specialized field. In addition, the Clinic does not perform forensic psychological evaluations (to examine and evaluate a patient in anticipation of prosecution or litigation) If you are considering using the results of an evaluation for a custody dispute or for legal purposes, please consult with experts in those areas.
The fee for an evaluation is based on the number and type of tests included in the assessment battery. The fee may be adjusted at times depending upon the purpose of the evaluation and the tests used. Due to the many changes in insurance policies, it is no longer an easy task to interpret each individual policy. Although we try to stay aware of these changes, it is not always possible. It is equally difficult, due to the new privacy laws and their interpretation by each individual insurance carrier, to obtain information regarding eligibility and plan coverage.
NOTE: If Insurance doesn’t pay for psychological testing, you may have to pay. Insurance does not pay for everything, even some care that you or your health care provider have good reason to think you need. Some insurances do not cover testing by a technician, and require a clinical psychologist on staff in place of a Psychiatrist. There is a possibility the evaluation will not be covered. Reasons your insurance may not pay for psychological testing (non-covered benefit, not medically necessary, insurance requirements of qualified health care professionals).
If you may be interested in testing please contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Nikhil Vora. If you are an existing patient of Dr. Vora's and he has approved you for psych testing please contact his technician at
and you may complete the forms below.
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