Evaluation Services

We provide outstanding evaluations that help determine social, emotional, developmental, educational, and other needs. Our assessments include an evaluation of personal strengths and limitations, so that recommendations are most tailored to each individual. We are offer testing for children, adolescents, and adults. Each assessment is personalized to meet the unique needs of the individual being evaluated and answer the specific referral questions accordingly.
Our team is well-versed in all the most valid testing tools available, as we conduct field research for various test developers. This allows us to use measurements before they are finalized. We also have extensive knowledge of assessment best practices with various populations (e.g., gifted, bilingual, ASD, ADHD, etc.) and a large testing library to choose from. At this time, Dr. Lake leads the testing team is able to provide diagnoses, guide you through educational systems (e.g., 504P, IEPs, Headstart, FBA/PBIP process, college accommodations, SAT/ACT accommodations), assist with job placement needs, and offer treatment planning recommendations.
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The Process

- Initial Consultation (Usually by phone)

- Review of Records

- Testing Session(s)

- Observations

- Interviews

- Other Info as Needed (e.g., ratings,     

   inventories, etc.)

- Feedback Consultation Session (Phone

   or Online)

- Reccommendations

- Written Report

Areas Assessed

​- Learning Disabilities (Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia) 

- Pre-K readiness evaluation

- Developmental Delays

- ADHD/ADD (hyperactive, inattentive, or combined)

- Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

- Intellectual Disabilities

- Emotional & Behavioral Disorders (e.g., depression, bipolar,

   Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder, Selective Mutism,     

   Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, etc.)

- Other health impairments that impact learning

- Gifted Identification

- Twice Exceptional (2e) 

- Pre-college testing to document need for accommodations

- Personality Testing such as the MMPI & PAI

- Vocational/Occupational Assessments 

The cost of a psychological evaluation ranges from $200 to $2500 depending on what is administered and the time required to evaluate a client. This cost includes materials and time spent administering, scoring, interpreting, and writing up results.  Dr. Lake can directly bill in or out-of-network insurances and Gardiner Scholarship accounts. We also accept HSA/FSA cards. We are an approved HCPS Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE) provider and also accept Vocational Rehabilitation (ages 14+), Veterans Affairs (VA), and Social Security authorizations. Although testing will be customized to your specific needs, below is a sampling of available packages (please call or email for customized package options and pricing):
Basic Gifted Evaluation: basic intellectual ability (IQ) measure of crystallized and fluid reasoning abilities, family history questionnaire, clinical interviews, report, recommendations, and feedback session 
Basic Learning Disability Evaluation: comprehensive cognitive (IQ), achievement in reading and math, family history questionnaire, clinical interviews, report, recommendations, and feedback session 
Comprehensive Learning Disability Evaluation: comprehensive cognitive (IQ), achievement in reading and math, comprehensive assessment of dyslexia or dyscalculia subtypes, family history questionnaire, clinical interviews, report, recommendations, and feedback session 
ADHD Screener:  performance-based assessment in the areas of inattentiveness, impulsivity, sustained attention, and vigilance. Brief report and recommendations 
Comprehensive ADHD Evaluation: comprehensive cognitive (IQ) to include basic neurological processing areas such as processing speed, visual-perceptual skills, phonological processing skills, attention skills, and memory; basic achievement; performance-based attention assessment; social-emotional-behavioral functioning; family history questionnaire; clinical interviews; report; recommendations; and feedback session  
Comprehensive Autism Spectrum Disorder Evaluation: administration of Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2nd Edition (ADOS-2),  a semi-structured assessment of communication, social interaction, and play; Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R); comprehensive cognitive (IQ) to include basic neurological processing areas such as processing speed, visual-perceptual skills, phonological processing skills, attention skills, and memory; assessment of adaptive/daily living skills; behavioral/social skills assessment; basic achievement; interactive assessment of social pragmatic communication, family history questionnaire; clinical interviews; report; recommendations; and feedback session
Emotional/Behavioral Evaluation: This kind of assessment evaluates for the presence of emotional and behavioral issues such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD), oppositional defiance disorder (ODD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and others. It includes a basic intellectual ability (IQ), basic achievement; performance-based attention assessment; social-emotional-behavioral functioning rating scales and projective measures; family history questionnaire; clinical interviews; report; recommendations; and feedback session 
Neuropsychological Testing: Specific neuropsychological tests to assess memory, attention, language, sensorimotor, visuospatial skills or executive functioning abilities. May be added on to any testing package - $150-$600