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 96132, 96133, 96136, 96137. 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 96132, 96133, 96136, 96137. 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 codes 96132, 96133, 96136, 96137. 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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