What is psychological testing?
Psychological testing is an evaluation process where a battery of tests are administered to clarify a diagosis. The tests are then scored and interpreted and compiled into a comprehensive, integrated report. Psychological testing helps to quantify qualitative information. Psychological testing can assess problems related to ADHD, processing problems, Asperger’s/Autism Spectrum Disorder, depression, and anxiety. Also included in psychological testing are pre-surgical evaluations for various surgical procedures including bariatric surgery and spinal cord stimulators.
What is psychoeducational testing?
Psychoeducational testing is similar to psychological testing in that a battery of tests are administered to determine a diagnosis. However, psychoeducational testing focuses on issues such as Reading, Writing, and Mathematics disorders.
Is psychological testing covered by insurance?
In most cases, testing is covered by insurance with only a copay or coinsurance changed to the patient. If you'd like us to check your plan, call us at (703) 896-7628 and we'll let you know at no charge.
What is the process for psychological/psychoeducational testing?
Testing is broken into three appointments. The first appointment is an initial interview where we obtain all the necessary background information. This appointment will last approximately 45 minutes.
The second appointment is where we do the actual assessment. At this appointment, a battery of tests are administered, both paper and pencil and on the computer. This appointment will take between 3-5 hours, depending on how long it takes to move through the material.
The third appointment is for the feedback session where we review the results and report and provide recommendations for the future. This session lasts approximately 45-60 minutes.