We offer testing for ADHD, Autism, and Learning Disabilities
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS
At our clinic, we specialize in providing expert testing for learning disabilities, ADHD, and autism. We understand that these conditions can be difficult to diagnose and our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to providing accurate and comprehensive assessments for children and adolescents.
Our testing for learning disabilities is thorough and comprehensive, utilizing the latest techniques and technologies to accurately identify dyslexia, dyscalculia, and other learning disorders. Our team of experts works closely with families to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that includes counseling and other interventions to help children succeed in school and in life.
We also offer ADHD testing, using the latest techniques and technologies to accurately assess children for ADHD and other behavioral disorders. Our testing process is thorough and comprehensive, and we work closely with families to ensure that children receive the help they need.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be a challenging condition to diagnose, our team of experts use the gold standard assessment tools and techniques to accurately identify autism and other developmental disorders. Once a diagnosis is made, we work with families to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that includes therapy and other interventions to help children succeed in school and in life.
We understand that parenting and raising a child can be a challenging and rewarding journey, we are here to assist you and your child every step of the way. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about how our clinic can help your child reach their full potential.
Our specialized assessments and professional team of experts in the field of Learning Disabilities, ADHD, and Autism make us the best choice for parents and caregivers looking for comprehensive and accurate diagnosis and treatment options for their loved ones.
Does my child have a learning disability such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, or Dyscalculia?
Dyslexia is so much more than the common misconception of letter or number reversals. Children with dyslexia can have trouble sounding out and blending words. They often have phonemic awareness difficulties. Sight words don't seem to stick, even though they may be able to pass their spelling tests. In other types of dyslexia, sounding out words is not the problem, instead, they rush through and mistake the first letter of a word for a visually similar word. For children with dyslexia, reading comprehension often suffers because they misread and substitute many common words for other words (e.g., these for tree).
Dysgraphia is a disorder of written language. Children with dysgraphia have difficulty with letter formations, often misspell the same word different ways, frequent cross outs, upper case mixed with lower case letters, handwriting is sloppy or illegible, and they express frustration with the writing process.
Dyscalcula is a math disorder. Children may have difficulty learning their math facts, reverse their numbers (sometimes not always), and have trouble with math story problems.
We conduct testing for dyslexia, dysgraphia, and/or dyscalculia to find out why a child is struggling academically and provide you with interventions on what steps to take next.
ATTENTION-DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (AD/HD)
There are 3 subtypes of ADHD:
ADHD Inattentive Type (formerly known as ADD)
ADHD Hyperactive-Impulsive Type
ADHD Combined Type (Inattentive, Hyperactive, Impulsive symptoms combined)
Some common symptoms include trouble focusing, inattentive, forgetful, daydreaming, or even "lazy" and "unmotivated". These are some terms used to describe this condition. ADHD is most commonly diagnosed before the age of 7, but if you have a mild version you may have gone through grade school and even most of your life without a formal diagnosis. The inattentive type is commonly known as ADD, but it's actually an outdated term, the correct form is "ADHD Inattentive Type". It's defined by having difficulty with focus, a short attention span, difficulty starting and completing work. Add in fidgeting, difficulty sitting still, restlessness, and overactive, interrupting others, impulsive, or "always on the go" and that describes the hyperactive-inattentive type. So how do you know if you need to be tested? If your symptoms are interfering with your daily life (e.g., work, school, home) and they are bothersome to you, then it may be worth testing. Our Katy psychologists conduct testing screenings for ADD/ADHD. More comprehensive testing for ADD/ADHD when a differential diagnosis may be needed or if you need a current evaluation to justify ACT, SAT, GRE, or LSAT accommodations (see ADHD Comprehensive Evaluation below).
ADHD can be evaluated using a thorough clinical interview, computerized performance test (CPT) and parent, teacher, and spouse/close friend or relative) input. We obtain full background history, current concerns, and also assessing executive functioning skills (ability to plan ahead, maintain attention to task, organize, complete tasks, etc.) Testing for ADHD includes a formal written report complete with a diagnosis (if applicable) and recommendations based on your specific needs. For school age children, this can lead to accommodations within the classroom setting, which can be used to initiate Section 504 plans if needed). For adults, it includes recommendations for improving daily life functioning. ADHD testing can be conducted for ages 4 through adults.
Rates for ADHD testing at Katy Psychological Services, PLLC start at $580 after your initial diagnostic interview is conducted.
ADHD COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION
Executive functioning deficits are common in individuals with ADHD. A deeper examination of working memory, sustained attention, organizational skills, processing speed, emotional functioning, and problem-solving is suggested for those who want a more detailed break down as to what their weaknesses are and how to make them better. Formal testing is also useful if children need an individualized educational plan for them at school, or for high school/college students who need specific documentation for SAT/ACT accommodations for testing or when they enter college. (The College Board has specific testing requirements. Katy Psychological Services only uses tests that the Board accepts).
Pricing ranges based on the number of hours needed for testing, which can be from 2-5 hours, which means after the initial appointment, the price starts at $2500. We can give you a price quote once we meet with you and more fully understand what your needs are, and what we need to do to help answer your questions. Testing is individually tailored for each client---as it should be.
Note: ADHD evaluations and testing for learning disabilities are not a covered benefit under insurance plans. Please check with your specific plan for details. We can provide you with a detailed medical receipt to seek reimbursement for any "out of network" benefits you can claim from your insurance provider if/when applicable. The pricing reflects an individually tailored evaluation, and we will work with you as much as we possibly can to meet your budget. We also accept most HSA cards.
How do your rates and service compare to other providers?We pride ourselves in high quality services that is individualized for your specific needs. Our evaluations are very thorough, and we don't cut corners. Our pricing reflects individual time with the psychologist, a full written report with recommendations, and a feedback session to go over the results with you. We often hear from clients that our evaluations were very comprehensive, that our recommendations were individually tailored, specific, and useful. We often hear at our feedback sessions how glad they were to have chosen us and that they feel better about what direction to take now that they have clearer answers. It's why we get many word of mouth referrals from other families who have been here before.
Do you take insurance?Although we are currently out of network with all insurance providers, at your request we can provide a detailed medical receipt that you can submit to your insurance for reimbursement. You are encouraged to check with your insurance directly to inquire about what is covered on your specific plan.
Is testing for Learning Disabilities covered by my insurance?Unfortunately, no. There are no insurance plans that cover educational testing. Why? This type of testing can be done in the school setting. In the school system, you can request testing for dyslexia. If you are concerned with other aspects of reading (e.g., reading comprehension), math, or writing, you are asking for a Full and Individual Evaluation (FIE). This is done to determine if your child meets criteria for a learning disability through special education. All of this is at no cost to you. However, the school must agree that testing is needed. The process takes 2-3 months once approved.
Are Psychological Evaluations covered by insurance?Usually yes. Since we do not take insurance, any testing we conduct will be paid by you out of pocket. We can provide you with a detailed medical receipt (with CPT codes) to submit to your insurance carrier for reimbursement with an "out of network" provider. We don't guarantee any reimbursement, but we can help you with the information to file a claim for any benefits for which you may be eligible. Contact your provider if you want to know if, and what amount, you can be reimbursed.