Diagnostic Center

Psychoeducational Evaluations

Assessment and Evaluation

A psychoeducational evaluation is an in-depth process that utilizes standardized tests and measurements to develop a comprehensive profile of a child’s learning, behavioral, and social-emotional functioning. This profile aids in the identification of strengths and needs across many areas of functioning. The information gathered from this process guides the development of interventions and strategies that will enhance a child’s quality of life, both at school and at home.

A psychoeducational evaluation is a one-on-one, individualized assessment. At the Diagnostic Center, a full comprehensive psychoeducational evaluation includes:

1. A thorough history, consisting of a parent interview, completion of parent questionnaires and review of previous psychological and educational testing, if available;

2. An individual evaluation in the areas of intelligence, academics, emotional and behavioral functioning, memory, perceptual and visual-motor skills, executive functioning, learning style, and/or attention and concentration that usually takes two mornings to complete;

3. An observation of the student (when appropriate).

After all of the data has been gathered and analyzed, results and recommendations are shared via a reporting conference, and families are provided with a copy of the written report that includes results and recommendations.

An Overview of the Evaluation Process

The first step in the evaluation process is to set up appointments for the Parent Interview and Evaluation and pay the non-refundable deposit of $300 (this is applied toward the evaluation fee). Once these appointments have been scheduled and the deposit is received, you will receive an information packet in the mail.

List of 5 items.

  • Two Weeks Prior to Evaluation Day

    • Please complete and return the forms enclosed in the information packet. These include the Social History Form regarding your child's social, medical, educational, and family history and "Release of Information" and "Consent to Evaluate" forms.
    • If available, please send previous testing and/or assessments. Work samples can also be helpful in the evaluation process.
    • Be sure that your child has had both a recent hearing and vision screening.
  • One Week Prior to Evaluation Day

    • If forms have not been received by the Diagnostic Center, the evaluation will be canceled or rescheduled.
  • Parent Interview

    Before the first evaluation day, parents are invited to meet with the psychologist who will be completing their child's testing for an initial interview. At this meeting, the psychologist will talk with parents about their reasons for pursuing testing and will gather additional history and information about the child. This is also an opportunity for parents to ask any questions about the evaluation process and to address any related concerns.
  • Evaluation Day

    • The remainder of the fee is due before testing begins on the first day of the evaluation.
    • Testing is typically conducted over two sessions on separate days. Testing times will be established when you set up your child's appointment.
    • If your child takes medication on a regular school day please do not take a break for the evaluation - medication should be taken in the way that your child takes it on a typical school day.
    • If they wear glasses, make sure that they have them with them.
    • Please dress them as though it is a regular school day.
    • We usually offer a break and a snack to children during evaluation sessions. If your child would prefer a specific snack, we ask that you bring that with you when you come to drop them off. You may stay in the Center while your child is testing if you choose but are not required to do so.
  • After Evaluation Day

    • After all of the data has been gathered and analyzed, results and recommendations are shared via a reporting conference where families are provided with a comprehensive written report. Your psychologist will work with you to schedule this conference. This usually occurs within six weeks of testing, if not sooner. If you feel it would be beneficial, please feel free to invite other individuals involved with your child to this meeting.
    • Any changes needed are made to the written report, and it is sent to the parents.
    • Understanding that questions arise after the evaluation and reporting conference, the Center provides ongoing communication as needed; however, additional reporting conferences will incur charges as consultation services.

Fees for Testing

FEES FOR TESTING

We are so glad you are considering a psychoeducational and/or speech-language evaluation with the Diagnostic Center. Our fees are as follows:

  • Psychoeducational Evaluation Fee: $1,695
  • Evaluation Fee for Currey Ingram Academy students: $1,595
  • Speech-Language Evaluation Fee: $675*
  • Occupational Therapy Evaluation Fee: $600

*The fee is reduced to $650 for students that have undergone a psychoeducational evaluation at the Diagnostic Center within 1 year of the scheduled speech-language evaluation.

In some circumstances, an in-depth social-emotional assessment will be indicated or requested in addition to the comprehensive psychoeducational evaluation. If so, additional fees may be incurred. This will be discussed with parents prior to the provision of additional services.

Phone calls received from clients that last longer than 20 minutes will be charged at the consultation fee of $125 per hour unless otherwise indicated.

Please note: A non-refundable deposit of $300 is due 24 hours after appointments are scheduled (this is applied towards the evaluation fee), with the remainder of the fee due on the first day of testing. Please make checks payable to Currey Ingram Diagnostic Center.

While we do not accept payment from insurance companies at this time, we are able to accept credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. Documentation of services can be provided for parents to file with their insurance company.

Due to insurance regulations in the evaluation process, it is important for us to know if you plan to file with your insurance company. To avoid difficulties in filing with your insurance company, we recommend that you ask them the following questions:

-Does insurance apply to a psychoeducational and/or speech-language evaluation?
-Does that coverage depend on a DSM-V or other diagnostic code?
-How much will they cover for an out-of-network provider?

We require a notice of one week to cancel scheduled evaluations and 48 hours to cancel scheduled Parent Interview or Reporting Conference, with the exception of emergencies. Scheduling is always critical in the Diagnostic Center; therefore, no-shows or appointments canceled in less than the stated time will be charged at the hourly consultation fee for the time scheduled. Please call the Diagnostic Center at (615) 507-3171 to cancel appointments.

A late charge of 1.5% per month will be assessed for any delinquent payments not paid by the due date.

Consultation Services

Families often come to The Diagnostic Center for a review of existing testing reports or other consultations. The consultation fee is $150 per hour. Examples of consultative services include the following:

  • Review of tests and assessments not given at the Center
  • Referrals or recommendations given based on the review
  • Consultation with parents, professionals, and school personnel following review or evaluation
  • Conferences following evaluations in the Diagnostic Center in addition to the initial reporting conference
  • Observations of students in their school environment

Currey Ingram Academy

6544 Murray Lane
Brentwood TN 37027
Main Office: (615) 507-3242
Admission Office: (615) 507-3173
Lower School Office: (615) 507-3200
Middle School Office: (615) 507-3185
Upper School Office: (615) 620-6256
Diagnostic Center: (615) 507-3171
School Nurse: (615) 507-3177
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About Us

Currey Ingram Academy is an exemplary K-12 day school that empowers students with learning differences to reach their fullest potential. Since 2002, the school has been located on an 83-acre campus in Brentwood, Tenn., just miles from Nashville and Franklin. Families from 33 states and eight countries cite the school as their primary reason for moving to Middle Tennessee.

Currey Ingram Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and AdvancEd/Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).