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Neuroeducational Assessments

 

What is a Neuroeducational Assessment?

A Neuroeducational Assessment is a thorough evaluation that considers multiple areas of cognitive and social-emotional functioning to determine what is impacting the individual’s ability to live a full and happy life.  Evaluations not only need to focus on a diagnosis but also need to reveal the individual's strengths as well as their challenges and lead to recommendations to support them in their daily functioning.  

 

Neuroeducational Assessments focus on gathering information about numerous aspects of functioning and not only on the requested area of testing as many different needs can present similarly.   There can also be multiple areas of need occurring at once.  Only focusing on one area can lead to an inaccurate understanding of the individual and a diagnosis that does not explain what is actually occurring.  A complete evaluation can reveal underlying cognitive weaknesses, unrecognized emotional needs, and provide a clear picture of the individual to help guide intervention planning.  

 

Neuroeducational Assessments are also functional as they focus on what is impacting the home, school, and work environments with the goal of providing resources and recommendations specific to the individual and their areas of need. 

 

What is Involved in a Neuroeducational Assessment?

All evaluations include a thorough health and developmental history interview.   If the client is school-aged, all evaluations also include communication with the school.  Communication with the school and having a clear picture of the child in both the home and school settings is essential to obtaining a complete understanding of what is occurring.  

 

Additional testing may also be completed in the following areas:

  • Cognitive (Intelligence)

  • Neuropsychological measures

  • Memory

  • Executive Functioning

  • Autism

  • Attention

  • Mental Health (e.g., anxiety, depression, trauma, etc.)

  • Academic

  • Adaptive/Daily Living

  • Rating Scales

  • Observations in the school or work settings 

  • Communication with any individuals or agencies desired by the client/family

  • Any other additional components

 

What is the Cost of an Assessment?

The expense of an evaluation varies based on the individual and the extent of the testing completed.  The fee includes in-person assessments, scoring, interpretation, and report writing as well as communication with the school or other individuals and classroom observations.  The cost can range from $1000 to $3000.  Please feel free to contact me to find out more about your particular evaluation.

 

Payment and Insurance:

Cash, check, HSA, and all major credit cards accepted.  Sliding scale and payment plans are available.  Currently accepting Colorado and Wyoming Medicaid.  

 

Not all evaluations are covered by every insurance provider.  If the need to use insurance is a factor, it is suggested that you contact your insurance company to determine if the evaluation is covered in part or whole before deciding who to select to complete your assessment. 

 

Neuroeducational Assessment Services is considered out of network for all other insurance providers. Services may be covered in whole or part or may go towards the deductible.  You can determine out of network coverage by contacting your insurance provider.  Neuroeducational Assessment Services will provide a superbill if clients would like to submit and seek possible reimbursement from their insurance company.