Psychoeducational Testing
With the background as a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist and formally a special educational resource room teacher my view of the purpose of psychoeducational testing process is that of self-discovery, fostering self-awareness, -efficacy and -advocacy. The breadth of intellectual potential, learning styles, preferences, strengths and weaknesses which is uncovered during the testing process needs to be transparently outlined for a child so s/he can take ownership, embrace and advocate for his/her unique learning profile.

Psycho-educational evaluations are recommended when teachers and learning specialists have worked with your children for some time using individualized or small group differentiation strategies to support specific learning needs. Together with you and your support team I seek to better understand their learning strengths and needs more precisely in order to formulate more specific and focused learning goals. This evaluation should support developing a more specific educational plan for targeted accommodations that will help a student realize their full potential. I place strong emphasis on looking at the child as a whole person. The student’s personal, linguistic, cultural, and educational backgrounds are taken into consideration when analyzing the test results. Psycho-educational evaluations provide only one small piece of the puzzle and are only a brief snapshot of a child’s cognitive or academic abilities at a certain point in time. Work samples and class observations may also be included in the assessment process.

Costs for psychoeducational testing involve:

  • All evaluations require an initial appointment (typically 45-60 minutes) during which I will need to gather amnestic personal histories and information about your child.
  • Costs for evaluations include not only the time I spend with you and your child directly, but also the time scoring and interpreting tests and preparing the written report.
  • Examples of Assessments used often:
    • Cognitive Abilities Measures (IQ Tests) such as the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, the CFT (Culture Free) Non-verbal Intelligence Test, or Woodcock-Johnson Test of Cognitive Abilities
    • Achievement Measures (Academic Abilities) such as the Dyslexia Portfolio, Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, the Woodcock-Johnson Test of Achievement
    • Specific Batteries (Behavioral Rating Scales) such as the The Conners Comprehensive Behavior Rating Scales (Conners CBRS™), the Test of Everyday Attention for Children 2nd Ed (TEA-Ch2™) or the The Autism Spectrum Rating Scales (ASRS™)
  • Results are not immediately available and will be discussed together with you during your final feedback session when the analysis of the results and report have been generated. 
  • To help you plan financially, the following is a list of estimated total fees for the evaluations I offer. Sometimes, more extensive testing is required at additional cost. We cannot know if you will need more extensive testing until we evaluate together and determine your unique needs.

IQ Testing: 800.00€s 
Provides information about cognitive ability in multiple areas of intelligence. Includes brief interview, full-scale IQ testing, score report, and 30-minute feedback session. I use the following standardized tests:

  • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fifth Edition (WISC-V)
  • Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence – Fourth Edition (WPPSI-IV) 

Learning Needs (LD/ADHD/ASD) Testing: 1200.00-1500.00€s
Includes interview, review of academic records, IQ and achievement tests or batteries, diagnosis, feedback session, and report with intervention recommendations. This involves an initial appointment for the clinical interview, 2-3 separate appointments for testing, and an appointment for the feedback session.