FAQS & FEES
HOW IS EDUCATIONAL THERAPY DIFFERENT THAN TUTORING?
Tutors generally support learners in a subject area, working on assignments, & ensuring their success in a class. Educational therapy is a clinical educational profession that requires substantive knowledge of the developmental progression, cognitive processes, & evidence-based remediation approaches to reading, writing, spelling, math, study skills, emotional regulation, & focus. Skill goes beyond subject matter expertise to include assessment, progress monitoring, & guiding long term retention. The client can then transition from a practical understanding to the conceptual level.
Visit the Association of Educational Therapists: https://www.aetonline.org/
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
We are an out of network provider and will provide you with a monthly superbill, if requested. You are encouraged to inquire with your insurance carrier or HSA as to whether the services you seek will be reimbursed and how much that reimbursement might be. We accept cash, check, and credit card as forms of payment. We also accept contracts with schools for compensatory education, settlement, testing, or contracted services.
WHAT ARE YOUR RATES?
HOURLY SERVICES $150-$200
Hourly rates vary by clinician
Executive Function & Memory Intervention
Gifted & 2e Support
Assessment is a flat rate fee for all ages (birth through adulthood)
Neurodevelopmental Screening $350
IQ Testing $500
ADHD, Autism, or Neuroeducational Evaluation without a report (you will receive a memo signed by the psychologist indicating your diagnoses or summary) $1500
ADHD Evaluation $3300
Autism Evaluation $3300
Comprehensive Neuroeducational or Neurodevelopmental Evaluation $4400
Independent Educational Evaluation-IEE (funded by your school district at the SELPA rate)
We recognize the limitations many individuals and families experience in accessing basic healthcare. We believe access to high quality, experienced clinical care is a human right. Please contact our office if you are unable to afford a needed evaluation.
Additional meetings or travel billed at hourly rate.
HOW LONG OF A PROCESS IS EDUCATIONAL THERAPY OR COUNSELING? HOW ABOUT TESTING?
We wish we could offer a concrete answer, but every individual is unique. Earlier intervention is generally faster. The longer someone has engaged in a bad habit or has engaged in academic struggle, the harder it is to 'undo' all of the practice effects. Generally, an achievement gap can be closed within a year with consistent services. However, our services are comprehensive, so we treat the whole individual. Rarely does someone specifically need skill remediation in one single area. Rather than only focusing on closing an achievement gap or reducing a symptom, we also address the executive function struggle, cognitive processing weakness, injury to self perception, or underdeveloped study or coping skills. Some are able to meet their needs in 4-6 months, while others find our time together to last 2 years. Services are always on a month to month basis with monthly progress monitoring.
As for testing, the process is quite comprehensive, especially in comparison to testing you may have experienced at a laboratory or hospital. A neurodevelopmental screening is often sought by parents who have some concerns about their child's development or who want to know if their child is where they should be in their developmental, without committing to a full evaluation. This is a single visit, 45 minute to 1 hour appointment followed by a brief report of findings and recommendations. Any red flags will be noted. In contrast, an evaluation is a multimodal and comprehensive approach to learning about an individual's strengths, weaknesses, learning styles, neurodevelopmental predispositions, and potential diagnoses using structured interviews, observation, and standardized assessment. In person time together can span 1 to 3 visits, totaling between 5 to 8 hours, depending on the evaluation type. In addition, the examiner spends an equal amount of time scoring and analyzing the data, to then spend several hours writing a report which will answer your questions, as well as inform intervention. A one hour feedback session is scheduled in order to discuss the findings together. The report will include any diagnoses, specific intervention recommendations, pertinent resources, and tools for home, school, and/or work.
HOW IS YOUR TESTING DIFFERENT?
Our testing is different because of perspective and experience. With an established career in the clinical world, followed by the personal challenges of advocating for a neurodivergent daughter in the schools, which served as the impetus for crossing over into school psychology and special education administration, to then return back to the private world of testing and counseling, it's safe to say that just about every perspective at the table has been experienced. There is such a disconnect between what we term the "ed versus med" worlds, each with their own jargon, criteria, and processes. Neither side has a concrete understanding of the other's limitations and objectives. This can leave a client, or their family, confused and frustrated.
Our reports are clear, precise, and easy to follow, while providing the information each stakeholder needs. A good report informs the intervention provider or school with precisely what they need to remediate or support, while answering all of the questions you have about yourself or your child in language that is meaningful.
If you seek testing accommodations, we follow the guidelines put forward by the testing organizations. If you are curious if your infant or toddler is on track developmentally or if your child has experienced any learning loss, we can very easily provide you with assessment data that compares your child to others their same age, along with recommendations on how to skill build. If you are a teen or adult, and seek to find the answers to the questions that you can't seem to find about yourself, we can support you in your process of discovery. If you want to know if you or your child are gifted, we can absolutely answer that question using the most current practices in the assessment of giftedness and twice exceptionality. Lastly, if you have been diagnosed with a disorder that doesn't feel "right" or your previous assessment process was not the empowering and affirming discovery it should be, please reach out.