What are Neuropsychological Evaluations and Psychoeducational Evaluations? How are they different?
Neuropsychological and psychoeducational evaluations are both in-depth assessments of skills and abilities linked to brain functionality. The skills assessed include attention and executive function, problem-solving, memory, language, visual-spatial skills, academic skills, and social-emotional functioning and academic abilities. The results are compared to the normative developmental framework peers of the same age.
- Completed by clinical psychologists specializing in neuropsychology who work in private practices/hospitals
- Includes academic testing
- Guides diagnosis and treatment from a therapy-based perspective as well as provide recommendations and possible accommodations.
- Provides broader and deeper information on cognitive functioning
- Performed by a licensed psychologist or school psychologist often in the K-12 grade range to determine if special education is needed
- Includes a battery of cognitive, assessment of processing and academic functioning, behavioral, emotional, and personality, psychopathology tests and self-report measures, a review of records, a collateral interview with family/friends/doctors/therapists, analysis of data, and report writing.
- Targeted evaluations that quantify the difficulties in reading, writing, and/or math and the impact of cognitive functioning on academics.
- Focused more on identifying certain learning disabilities, mood disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
- Can be a clinical interview with no testing; questionnaires are used to gather historical data
- Can include extended battery of tests as above
- Provide a letter with diagnosis and possible accommodations
What to Expect
Prior to an evaluation, you will be required to attend an intake with the provider to discuss concerns and go over the testing process. Then you will make an appointment for the evaluation. Gather any information such as report cards, prior testing, etc.
An evaluation consists of an in-depth record review, interview, and testing in both cognitive and academic domains. You will be asked about your symptoms, medical history, educational history, and some portions of the testing may concern your home life and the medications being taken. Some portions of the testing may be computerized and will test intellect, higher-level executive skills, attention, learning/memory, language, visual-spatial skills, motor and sensory skills, and mood/personality.
Evaluations that the psychologist identified for each individual case are based on the intake interview and record review. The time frame for the evaluation will depend on how long it takes to complete each section as well as the range and extent of the instruments the provider decides to use. Regardless of the type of evaluation you should receive a comprehensive report with recommendations. The psychologist should schedule a time to review the results with you.
Local resources for getting evaluated
Students looking to get evaluated can go through your insurance to find a provider that can evaluate you. You can also use PsychologyToday.com and use the “Find a Therapist Tool” to filter out a provider based on location, type of service needed, insurance, and personal preferences.
We have also compiled a list of local therapists who have reached out to our offices for additional support:
Rolando J. Diaz, Ph.D
Address: 1655 N. Fort Myer Drive
Arlington, VA 22209
Fax (Arlington): 703.528.7507
Fax (McLean): 703.356.3461
Area of Service: Diagnostic interview, individual psychotherapy, family/couples therapy, collateral parent session, psychological evaluation w or without IQ test
Diagnostic Interview (CPT 90801; $225/60 min. session), Individual Psychotherapy (CPT 90806; $170/45 min. session), Family/Couples Therapy (CPT 90847; $190/45 min. session), Collateral Parent Session (CPT 90846; $170/45 min. session). Office Consultation (initial session) (CPT 99243; $225/60 min. session), Supervision ($170/45 minute session), Limited Psychological Testing (CPT 96100) (e.g., ADD Testing) – $1750 Emotional Psychological Testing with IQ test (CPT 96101), $1750 Psycho educational Evaluation (CPT 96100) – $2800. Comprehensive Psychological Evaluation (CPT 96100) $3300 Psychological Testing (if hourly billing is required) $250/hour
CTY Diagnostic & Counseling Center
Address: Johns Hopkins University
5801 Smith Avenue
McAulay Hall Bldg., Suite 400
Baltimore, MD 21209
Area of Service: Diagnostic testing for students, consultations, ability and achievement assessments, and academic and career guidance.
Hours: Mon – Fri, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Payment: Contact Center for payment fee and payment options. Financial aid is also available.
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Address: 707 North Broadway (Main Campus) Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: 443.923.9200 Fax: 443.623.9400 Toll Free: 800.873.3377 TTY: 443.923.2645 1750 E.
Address: Fairmount Ave. (Outpatient Programs) Baltimore, MD 21231
Area of Service: Primarily diagnostic, specializing in ADHD, LD, various developmental & genetic syndromes, Preschool-Adult.
Hours: Mon – Fri, 8:30am – 5pm
Payment:Payment Plans, Medicaid, Medicare and most insurance plans.
Loyola Clinical Centers
Address: Belvedere Square 5911 York Road
Baltimore, MD 21212
Phone: 410.617.1200 Fax: 410.616.1203
Online Interest Form: https://www.loyola.edu/department/clinical-centers/services/new-clients
Area of Service: Holistic approach to assessment and consultation; behavioral health assessment services, Columbia Speech Language Center, Language and Hearing Clinic, audiology and hearing aids, and Multi-disciplinary Assessment Center
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 7:00 pm; Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm (call for an appointment)
Payment: Cash, check, credit card. Services provided at The Loyola Clinical Centers are priced to be affordable. The fee for service can be discounted by filling out a simple form that allows them to calculate a discounted fee based on your adjusted income and number of dependents. No insurance accepted.
Jonathan Schettino, Ph.D. , President & Licensed Psychologist
Molly Standeven, Psy.D. , Postdoctoral Fellow
Address: 1014 W. 36th St
Baltimore, MD 21211
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Areas of Service: ADHD Assessment; Learning Disorder Assessment; Intelligence Testing; Personality Assessment; Psychodiagnostic Assessment
Area of Service: Psychological, psychoeducational, cognitive, and vocational assessments with adolescents and adults.
David Goodman, M.D.
Director, Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Center
of MD Johns Hopkins at Greenspring Station
Address: 10751 Falls Road, Ste. 306
Lutherville, MD 21093
Area of Service: Comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and broad range of psychotherapeutic and medication treatments are tailored to your specific symptoms and difficulties.
Hours: Varies by day-please call office
Payment: Visa, Discover, MasterCard
Frank A. Wolkenberg, Ph.D. and Associates
Address: Osler Medical Building 7600 Osler Drive
Towson, MD 21204
Area of Service: Adolescent and Adult Neuropsychology
Payment: EHP insurance taken
Kenneth W. Diehl, Ph.D.
Address: 2324 W. Joppa Road Lutherville, MD 21093
Area of Service: Clinical neuropsychology and psychotherapy; testing and evaluation
PsychCare Psychological Services, LLC
Address: 104 Church Lane, Suite 101
Pikesville, MD 21208
Phone: 410.343.9756 Fax: 410-630-7096
Area of Service: Diagnostic testing for students
Payment: Sliding fee scale
Area of Service: ADHD, learning disorders, cognitive and academic strengths and weaknesses
Ana M. Garcia-Fernandez, Psy.D
Address: 10784 Hickory Ridge
Columbia, MD 21044
Phone: 410.964.0425 ext. 21 Fax: 410.964.0515
General practice, Evaluations:
Area of Service: Cognitive, achievement, and personality testing for children, adolescents, and adults; Testing of learning disabilities, ADHD, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, developmental disorders, among others
Hours: Monday – Friday, 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm,
Saturday, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Payment: Credit card, cash, or check. We work with all insurance companies. Please find out with your insurance company your benefits out of network. Immediately after making your payment, our practice will file the claim to your insurance company on your behalf, so your insurance company will reimburse you directly according to your benefits.
Jennifer Schwartz-Mitchell, PhD Director of Community Mental
Address: 6355 Woodside court
Columbia, MD 21046
Phone: 410.381.7171 Fax: 401.381.0782
Area of Service: Psychoeducational evaluations
Payment: Assessments usually range from $1,500-$1,800
Neurobehavioral Associates of Columbia
Address: 5565 Sterrett Place, Suite 320
Columbia, MD 21044
Phone: 410.772.7155 Fax: 410.772.7156
Area of Service: Comprehensive neuropsychological consultation and assessment for adolescents and adults with known or suspected attention, learning or neurodevelopmental disorders.
Beverly Ornberg, Ph.D.
Address: 8929 Shady Grove Ct. Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Area of Service: Psychoeducational, psychological testing, ADD/LD
Flexible, upon appointment only
Payment: No insurance accepted, $2100 (all testing, reports – 8 hours)
Chesapeake ADHD Center of Maryland Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D. (Director)
Address: 8607 Cedar Street
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301.562-8448 Fax: 301.562.8449
Area of Service: Psycho-educational testing, psychological and projective testing, neuropsychological testing, ADD/LD counseling & psychotherapy, Psychiatric services, medication management, career-oriented counseling for ADD/LD, ADD coaching, professional organizing. We have a full time clinician dedicated to testing
and assessment. Dr. Nadeau schedules consultations and on-going treatment at the Annapolis office.
Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, early morning, evening & weekend appointments on a limited basis
Payment: Fees: Dr. Nadeau 45 minutes – $190, 60 minutes – $250, 90 minute consult – $500
PhD Clinicians, 60- $200 and 90 – $300 (Initial intake)
Psychiatric Consults 60- minutes $300 (Initial intake) 45-minutes Counseling Session $250 and 30- minutes medication management $200 (adults)
ADD coaching – $ 100/hr, Professional organizing – $75 – $80 / hour (3 hour minimum).
Payment: Hourly rates, payment is due in full at time of service: MasterCard, Visa, Amex, and Discover. Center does not accept direct insurance payment for services and does not participate in any insurance provider network. However, services are covered by most health insurance plans that cover out-of-network providers.
James (Jim) Snydor-Greenberg, Ph.D.
Address: 4701 Willard Ave., Suite 419
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Phone: 703.536.5405 Fax: 301.718.2677
Area of Service: Neuropsychological & psychoeducational
testing for ADHD, LD, and other cognitive and/or
psychological difficulties/disabilities, with
recommendations for accommodations and other services.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am -5:00 pm, occasional Saturdays
Payment: Payment plan, sliding scale.
Metropolitan Counseling Associates LLC
Address: 7201 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: Phone/fax 301 654 7770
Area of Service: Psych educational testing, Admissions testing, ADHD, IEP/504 support and planning, college
counseling, executive function coaching, subject tutoring
Myra Burgee, Ph.D. Applied Counseling & Psychoeducational Services, PC
Address: 932 Hungerford Drive, Suite 5B Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301.933.2374 Fax: 301.253.5859
Area of Service: Conducts full psycho-educational evaluations for diagnostic purposes to assess cognitive achievement and intellectual/processing functioning to investigate whether an individual may have a learning disability, ADHD (ADD), a processing deficit, or a psychological condition. Evaluations assess whether individual may require accommodations (when appropriate
Hours: Mon – Fri, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Payment: Psychoeducational educational testing $1800, call the office for info on other fees
Dr. Nina Kayce, Psy.D.
Address: 3930 Knowles Ave #200, Kensington, MD 20895.
Phone: (240) 442-8484
Area of Service: Diagnostic testing, psychoeducational evaluations
Payment: Does not accept medical or mental health insurance but can provide clients with an itemized receipt of services to submit for reimbursement
Area of Service: Psycho-educational learning disability, ADHD or college accommodations
Area of Service: Offering comprehensive psychological and educational evaluations to diagnose learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and related behavioral issues. Services include written report with full recommendations and consultation to coordinate academic modifications, therapeutic intervention and/or changes in school placement. Also include referral to highly trained specialists and academic therapists for additional support as needed.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Payment: Cash, check, money order, credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Amex, Discover), and payment plans
The Stixrud Group
Address: 8720 Georgia Avenue, Suite 300
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301.565.0534 Fax: 301.565.2217
Area of Service: Diagnostic testing, neuropsychological evaluation, LD/ADHD evaluations, academic training service available, tutoring services, consultations for previous rejected documentation.
Payment: Cash, check, money order, credit card (MasterCard, Visa, and Amex), and payment plans. No insurance accepted.
TLC – The Treatment & Learning Center
Address: 2092 Gaither Road, Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20850
Area of Service: Comprehensive educational and psychological testing services
Hours: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM Monday – Friday
9 AM – 1 PM Saturday
Prince Georges County
Area of Service: Diagnostic evaluations/testing, short- term counseling, psycho-educational testing, psychological evaluations, ADHD evaluations.
Hours: By appointment/flexible; Evenings/Weekends available
Payment: Cash, Checks, Credit Cards
Fees: Upon request – sliding scale (full-time students)
Meltzer Psychological Services Center
The George Washington University Psychology Building,
Address: 1st floor 2125 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
Area of Service: Assessment services include psychoeducational testing for learning disabilities and ADHD, and evaluation of psychological concerns for both children and adults.
Hours: Monday –Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Some late afternoon and evening hour appointments.
Payment: Sliding scale. Cash and checks only, no credit cards. Meltzer Center does not bill insurance, and does not participate with Medicare and Medicaid. However, the Center can provide you the documentation you need to submit in order to try to obtain reimbursement.
The Psychological Group of Washington
Address: 1707 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Wake Kendall Group, PLLC
Address: 5247 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Suite
4 Washington, DC 20015
Phone: 202.686.7699 Fax: 202.362.9633
Email: Check website for staff email
Area of Service: Therapy & testing, ED/LD testing, Neuropsychological testing, DBT program
(Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)
Hours: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm