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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I submit a payment directly to my insurance provider?
    Psychoeducational testing is not covered under insurance at present because it's not considered a “medical necessity.” However, some health savings accounts (HSAs) or flexible spending accounts (FSAs) will allow clients to be reimbursed for services if your child is diagnosed with an Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), which is regarded as a medical condition. Specific learning disabilities, such as dyslexia or dysgraphia, are not covered by insurance or health expense accounts.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    A 24-hour notice is required in order to be reimbursed for cancellation. Emergencies happen, and missing appointments due to unanticipated circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If the client does not show up for an appointment or does not call within 24 hours of the appointment, they will be charged the for the full session.
  • What payment methods do you accept?
    The client or the client’s parent/guardian may pay for the assessment ahead of or at the time of the appointment with cash, a personal check, Venmo, or credit card. A bounced check penalty for insufficient funds will include an additional fee of $35.00.
  • What are my rights in regard to confidentiality?
    School psychologists engage only in professional practices that maintain the dignity of all individuals. Through both words and actions, school psychologists must demonstrate respect for the autonomy of each client and their right to self-determination, respect for privacy and a commitment to just and fair treatment of all persons. This includes the right of privacy for students, parents and colleagues with regard to sexual orientation, gender identity or transgender status. Information obtained during our professional work together will remain completely confidential. Information is not revealed to third parties without the agreement of a minor child’s parent or legal guardian (or an adult student), except in situations in which failure to release information would result in danger to the student or others, or where otherwise required by law. Whenever feasible, student consent is obtained prior to disclosure of their confidences to third parties, including disclosures to parents. Click here to read Cogmotion Learning's full Privacy Policy.
  • Where can I read your Terms, Conditions and Privacy Policy?
    Click here to read Cogmotion Learning's full Terms, Conditions and Privacy Policy.
  • What is the purpose of a psychoeducational evaluation?
    A psychoeducational evaluation reveals your child’s strengths and weaknesses in order to determine their needs in an educational environment. Results of the evaluation are especially helpful when students are experiencing academic, social-emotional and/or behavioral difficulties often associated with learning disabilities or attention deficits. Results of a psychoeducational evaluation are often included in an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Plan if the student is identified as having a disability in the educational setting.
  • What areas do you evaluate during these sessions?
    While specific evaluation areas may be provided for parents (such as cognitive or academic testing to determine gifted identification), a comprehensive psychoeducational evaluation might include cognitive testing, academic testing, social-emotional/behavior assessments, visual-motor testing, and/or evaluation of executive functioning. The initial appointment typically includes a comprehensive history of relevant information (medical, familial, educational) that will be integrated into the final report.
  • How long does a comprehensive evaluation take to complete?
    The length of time varies, depending on the student’s age, attention span and number of tests administered. The initial intake will last 45–60 minutes. The client (and the parent, if the client is under 18 years of age) will discuss the reason for referral, relevant background information and future appointments to complete and review evaluation findings. Other topics might include standards of care, payment questions, what to expect during assessment sessions and how to advocate for your child’s needs in the educational setting.
  • What is the fee for a comprehensive evaluation?
    The comprehensive psychoeducational evaluation fee is $3000, which covers the intake appointment, all assessment administrations, scoring, report writing and the final meeting to review the report. Individual assessments incur different fees for gifted identification only. Fees can be paid in full or in two or three installments. The final payment must be made prior to the final meeting in order to receive the psychoeducational report. An initial payment must be made at the intake meeting prior to conducting the individualized assessments.
  • What are the fees I should expect associated with executive function training?
    The initial intake/interview is the first appointment with the school psychologist and requires a fee of $150. This meeting is essential in determining a course of action. Fees for subsequent sessions vary depending on whether you decide to pay per session or via a bundle (series of sessions).
  • Is Executive Functioning Training worth the investment?
    Absolutely, especially because results are long-lasting. To improve any executive function, practice is critical. Executive functions are continually challenged until we have “mastered” systems that work and have become habits. Changes in our work habits must be addressed through authentic application to produce meaningful, positive outcome. Clients will be challenged to address real-time situations, such as managing time effectively, using self-selected organizational tools to establish healthy routines and work habits, and build personal rewards or reinforcements that maintain motivation to sustain effective practices.
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