EVALUATIONS AND RELATED SERVICES Dr.   Smith   specializes   in   the   testing   and   diagnosis   of   Dyslexia,   Attention   Deficit   Disorder,   ADHD,   ADD,   Independent   Educational Evaluation, Learning Disabilities and evaluations for the Michigan Dyslexia Institute. Evaluations   can   be   scheduled   through   Dr.   Smith's   Okemos,   Michigan   office   or   through   the   Michigan   Dyslexia   Institute   offices   in Lansing or Berkley, Michigan. Please phone Dr. Smith or the Michigan Dyslexia Institute at the phone numbers provided on the contact page. People   seek   evaluations   for   a   variety   of   reasons.   Frequently,   clients   seek   a   second   opinion   evaluations   after   a   first   evaluation   by another   psychologist   is   inclusive   regarding   learning   disabilities.   These   second   opinion   evaluations   are   frequently   completed   as an   Independent   Educational   Evaluation,   which   paid   for   by   the   school   system   as   required   by   Special   Education   laws.   Clients seeking   to   qualify   for   an   Independent   Educational   Evaluation   should   consult   the   Special   Education   departments   of   their   school systems.   Individual   school   systems   vary   in   how   much   they   will   pay   toward   an   Independent   Educational   Evaluation.   Some   Special Education   departments   will   pay   for   a   large   portion   of   the   fee   with   the   client   or   parent   paying   the   remainder   of   the   fee.   One   of   the most   common   reasons   for   an   evaluation   are   to   qualify   for   special   accommodation   under   the   Americans   with   Disabilities   Act   ( ADA   ).   Requests   for   such   accommodations   must   demonstrate   through   the   application   material,   the   written   report   of   the   results of   tests   and   any   supportive   materials   from   the   schools   Special   Education   department   that   the   learning   disabilities   or   attention deficit disorder causes a substantial interference in educational activities or work related activities. THE    WRITTEN    REPORTS    PREPARED    BY    DR.    SMITH    FOLLOW    THE    EVALUATION    AND    REPORT    GUIDELINES    SPECIFIED    BY    THE ASSOCIATION   ON   HIGHER   EDUCATION   AND   DISABILITY   (AHEAD).      These   guidelines   have   been   adopted   by   most   schools   and organziations   and   are   required   when   applying   for   accommodations   under      the   Americans   with   Disabilities   Act   Amendment( ADAAA). The   following   list   of   prices   are   estimates   for   your   convenience   to   give   clients   a   realistic   idea   of   the   price.   The   prices   stated   are based   on   the   typical   battery   of   tests   and   procedures   required   for   a   typical   evaluation   for   the   stated   condition.      The   PROCEDURES NEEDED   FOR   A   SPECIFIC   CLIENT   IS   DETERMINED   DURING   THE   INTAKE   INTERVIEW.      A   specific   client's   situation   may   dictate   that   the price may be more or less depending on the number of hours (units) required to complete the evaluation. Psychiatric   Diagnostic   Interview:    (cost   $240)   (procedure   code   90791).   A   psychiatric   diagnostic   interview   is   conducted   to   review the   patient;s   history,   mental   status,   and   symptoms,   as   well   as   any   previous   testing.   In   addition   to   dyslexia,   other   learning disabilities,   attention   deficit   disorder   and   other   psychological   conditions   are   considered   during   an   evaluation.   Recommendations for   further   testing   and/or   interventions   based   on   the   results   of   the   interview   are   made   and   passed   on   to   the   client   and   any referring   physician.   Dr.   Smith   makes   it   a   practice   to   recommend   only   the   minimum   evaluation   procedures   necessary   to   address each   client;s   concerns.   Often,   a   diagnostic   interview   is   sufficient   to   recommend   interventions.   Click   for   more   about   Diagnostic Interview Neuropsychological   Evaluation   for   Specific   Learning   Disorders   (including   Developmental   Dyslexia)   :    (costs   $1450)   procedure codes   96101   (formerly   96100)   or   96118   (formerly   96117)   This   is   for   the   purpose   of   determining   whether   a   child   or   adult   has   the reading   problem   that   meets   the   criteria   to   receive   a   formal   diagnosis   of   a   Reading   Disorder   (developmental   dyslexia   ).   It   involves an   assessment   of   overall   cognitive   functioning   as   well   as   reading   and   reading   related   tests.   A   formal   diagnosis   is   necessary   if you   are   seeking   insurance   reimbursement   or   are   trying   to   obtain   special   accommodations   in   school,   for   standardized   testing   or for employment purposes. This evaluation results in an integrated written report. Click for more about Dyslexia Evalution N europsychological   Evaluation   for   Specific   Learning   Disorders   (including   Developmental   Dyslexia)   and   ADHD   (ADD   ) :   (cost $2030)   procedure   codes   96118   (formerly   96117)or   96101   (formerly   96100)   This   is   for   the   purpose   of   determining   whether   a child   or   adult   has   the   reading   problem   that   meets   the   criteria   to   receive   a   formal   diagnosis   of   a   Reading   Disorder   (developmental dyslexia   )   and   attention   deficit   disorder   (   ADD   or   ADHD   ).   It   involves   an   assessment   of   overall   cognitive   functioning,   tests   of attention,    questionnaires,    rating    scales    and    reading    tests.    A    formal    diagnosis    is    necessary    if    you    are    seeking    insurance reimbursement    or    are    trying    to    obtain    special    accommodations    under    the    American    with    Disabilities    Act    in    school,    for standardized   testing   or   for   employment   purposes.   This   evaluation   results   in   an   integrated   written   report.   Click   for   more   about Dyslexia & ADHD Evaluation Evaluations   Record   Review:    (Cost   $290-580   depending   on   size   of   record)   (Procedure   Code   90885)   Evaluation   of   hospital   records, school   records,   previous   psychological   reports,   previous   tests,   and   other   accumulated   data.   This   results   in   a   written   summary   of conclusions   and   recommendations   based   on   the   review.   There   is   no   charge   if   the   Record   Review   is   conducted   in   the   process   of completing   the   Neurobehavioral   Evaluation   or   one   of   the   Neuropsychological   Evaluations   and   the   results   of   the   review   are incorporated   into   the   written   report   for   those   procedures.   A   Record   Review   conducted   during   the   process   of   a   Psychiatric Diagnostic   Interview   may   require   a   separate   fee   for   the   Record   Review   depending   on   the   size   of   the   record   and   the   additional time   required.   However,   Record   Reviews   often   do   not   require   significant   additional   time   and   in   such   cases   additional   fees   will   not be charged. Click for more about Record Review Neuropsychological    Evaluation    for    Other    Conditions:     (cost    based    on    procedures    determined    that    diagnostic    interview    or recommended   from   prior   test   results)   procedure   code   96118   (formerly   9117)   Occasionally   additional   testing   of   functions   such   as memory, executive functioning and motor functioning are warranted. Explanation   of   Results-Interview:   ($150)   (procedure   code   90887)   This   is   a   one-hour   appointment   that   can   be   scheduled   if additional explanation is desired in addition to the written report.
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