The Testing Process & Timeline
What to Expect
The testing process typically requires 4-12 ours of time depending on the diagnosis and history. Not all this time is spent directly with the patient. The total time requested for the assessment includes: test administration, scoring, interpretation, report writing and feedback. We realize that the time matters in these situations, but we also make sue to do comprehensive work so that we get to the root of questions posed and provide you with better answers. We will do our best to complete the process as quickly as possible, but please expect that it may take 3-6 weeks for a comprehensive evaluation. The more available you are, the quicker the process will go.
Step 1: Interview. The first step is to set-up an initial interview. In this interview we want to understand the issues you are facing. This helps us to determine is testing would be helpful. The 50 to 90 minutes (approximately) appointment which is subject to copay/payment at time of service.
Step 2: Testing Authorization is Requested. Authorization from insurance company must be in place for testing to occur (this can take a few days for approval from insurance company). Our staff will submit the authorization request after the first interview.
Step 3: Testing. In many situations, testing can be helpful. We use the most up-to-date testing materials that are very accurate. Testing generally takes 3-6 hours to complete and sometimes require separate appointments. The tests include any number of psychological tests depending on the nature of the questions posed. The testing process can also include interviews with significant others (such as parents, spouses, or teachers) as well as review of past records and relevant documents.
The dates and times will be determined by the schedule of clinicians and the client. Copay/Payment of testing is due at the time of testing.
Step 4: Report Session. This is a 50-minute (approximately) appointment. Our goal is to schedule feedback a session 1-2 weeks after all the testing is complete. In this session, we go over findings with you in-person and answer any questions you may have. Your full report will be ready the day of the feedback session.
In the report you will find the results from various tests given, diagnoses, and recommendations. The report can be used to assist treatment, with medical professionals, schools, or other agencies.