Neuroeducational Evaluations

Summit psychologists specialize in working with school-aged children with experience in clinical and educational settings. Our comprehensive neuroeducational evaluations include individualized diagnostic assessments to address specific areas of concern for families. We aim to help families identify their child’s areas of strength as well as individual needs. 

Based on the information discovered about your child using targeted assessments, we develop an Individual Support Plan that provides recommendations and possible interventions to help develop skills that work towards gaining independence at home and at school. Our comprehensive reports can help facilitate positive, meaningful conversations about how to best support your child in the community and educational settings.

 

We specialize in evaluating, diagnosing and supporting:

– Autism Spectrum Disorder
– Learning Disabilities (reading, writing and math)
– Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
– Anxiety
– Brain Injury/Concussions
– Neurodevelopmental Disorders
– Executive Functioning Problems
– Gifted Evaluations
– Suspected Developmental Delays/Intellectual Disabilities
Early Childhood Evaluations
Early childhood evaluations for children ages 18-months to 6-years are completed by an experienced multidisciplinary team of psychologists and speech/language pathologists. We gather a comprehensive body of information to differentially diagnose in the early years. We use a variety of tools and gather information from a variety of settings (including schools and therapy centers). Our clinicians have extensive experience evaluating young children and our evaluations are robust and dependable. We know early identification, diagnosis, and ongoing intervention is the most successful course of action for young children with diverse needs.
Early Childhood Evaluations for:
– School Readiness
– Autism
– Developmental Delays
– Behavior Concerns
– Communication/Speech
– Executive Functioning

 

Our multidisciplinary team provides both traditional in-clinic and remote online evaluations.

Specific Learning Disability Evaluations

If your child is struggling in school, the first step to finding help is figuring out what is getting in their way. Our team of educational specialists approach all Specific Learning Disability (SLD) evaluations from a neurodevelopmental perspective utilizing individual profiles of strengths and areas of weakness. Families pursue SLD evaluations at Summit because of our expertise in educational settings and our ability to help them navigate a complex system for support. Evaluations include aspects of cognition, academic achievement, and executive functioning. Whether a child meets criteria for a disability or not, families gain meaningful information specific to their child’s learning profile and related needs. Our reports always include individualized suggestions and recommendations for appropriate supports and accommodations to promote learning success.

We evaluate the following Specific Leaning Disabilities:
– Reading (Dyslexia)
– Writing (Dysgraphia)
– Math (Dyscalculia)
**Learning disability evaluations are not covered by health insurance.

Independent Educational Evaluations

If you, as a parent of a child with a disability, do not agree with the results of the individualized evaluation of your child, as conducted by the school system, you have the right to obtain an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE). This means that you may ask that a professional, qualified evaluator who is not employed by the school system complete another evaluation of your child.

Summit psychologists are uniquely qualified to provide Independent Educational Evaluations for families and school districts. They have extensive experience with special education processes, knowledge of educational law, academic challenges, social and emotional needs, and numerous other areas that impact a student at school. When completing an IEE, Summit psychologists prioritize idenitifying a student’s needs with the goal of helping schools and families continue to work together for the success of the student.

Payment Options 

Comprehensive evaluation fees are set by the referral question, type and level of assessment needed, and start at $2200. Individual sessions and consultation fees are billed at $175 per hour.  Payment is expected at the time of service. We accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards. Payment plans can be discussed during your initial intake session.

Questions about specific insurance plans, out-of-network benefits, co-payments, deductibles, and other related costs should be directed to the behavioral health affiliate of your insurance company. Reimbursement rates vary depending on your policy. Upon request, we will provide you with an invoice that you can submit to your insurance company that will assist with reimbursement.

 

**Providers at Summit are not Medicaid providers. We are not allowed, by law, to bill for services for a child covered by Medicaid.