Testing Information for Children and Adolescents
Below are a list of guidelines for you to better understand the testing process and how to appropriatelyprepare your child for it. If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to discuss withyour clinician.
Benefits of psychological testing:
Testing generally requires 5-10 hours of assessment and one hour-long feedback session to provide theclient with results. The number of hours required to complete testing depends on several factorsincluding the client’s ability to concentrate, how quickly the client becomes fatigued, and the number ofassessments required to be completed. Initial testing may reveal that further testing is necessary tomake an accurate diagnosis, which may increase the hours required to complete testing. Due to the irshorter attention spans and high energy levels, children often need several breaks during testing toensure that fatigue or boredom does not artificially impact their scores. Testing with children usuallyoccurs over multiple calendar dates, for 2-3 hours per testing session.
Assessment is completed over the course of several meetings with the clinician.
While meeting with the clinician, your child will:
As a parent or guardian, you will:
Payment for Legal Services:
If the client becomes involved in a legal proceeding that requires our participation, s/he will be expectedto pay for our professional time, even if we are called to testify by another party. If psychological testingis conducted by a postdoctoral fellow under the direct supervision of a licensed psychologist, both thepostdoctoral fellow and the licensed psychologist will be required to be present for any legal proceedinginvolving testing reports or data. Due to this requirement, the licensed psychologist and postdoctoralfellow will each charge $250 per hour for preparation, travel, and attendance at any legal proceeding.
When scheduling an appointment to begin the testing process, a $300 deposit is due. This deposit isnon-refundable. Before the start of testing, the client will be required to pay for testing in full. Anypayment to InMindOut, LLC for psychological testing including deposits for testing is non-refundable.
Try to help your child get a good night’s sleep the night before testing and have your child take allmedications as prescribed during the week of testing. Please have your child eat before they arrive fortesting. Please bring a sweater or jacket for your child so that she/he can be comfortable duringtesting. Your child may bring a beverage and snacks with him/her to testing.
To cancel a testing appointment, please call at least 24 hours ahead of the scheduled appointment. Ifthe client does not attend the appointment or fails to give 24 hour notice of cancellation, s/he will berequired to pay the entire cost of testing and will receive no refund of payments made to InMindOut,LLC.
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