details for health and education providers

General Information

Each neuropsychological evaluation is conducted entirely by our neuropsychologists. It includes an interview with the parents, a review of relevant records, and completion of behavioral questionnaires by parents and teachers.

It may also include a brief telephone interview with the child’s teacher or other therapists. The child meets with the neuropsychologist to complete 6-7 hours of testing over 2-3 sessions. This data is synthesized into a clinical formulation of the child’s neuropsychological profile within the context of knowledge about development and brain/behavior relationships. It is shared with the parents in a face-to-face conference and outlined in a detailed report of the child’s history, observation of behavior, and norm-based test performance. It also contains a diagnostic formulation and detailed recommendations. A copy of the report is provided to the parents and referring physician. The evaluation takes between 16-20 hours to complete.

Sources of Relevant Data

Background information is obtained from:

  • A review of relevant records (medical, previous evaluations)
  • Clinical interview with the child’s parents
  • An extensive Pediatric Questionnaire completed by parents
  • Standardized behavioral questionnaires completed by parents and teachers
    • The Behavior Assessment System for Children – Second Edition (BASC2)
    • The Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF)
    • Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, Second Edition (Vineland II)

Clinical Data are obtained from:

  • Detailed observations of the child’s behavioral repertoire
  • Performance on a variety of psychological tests used to sample the following domains:
    • Overall cognitive capacity
    • Language
    • Visuospatial skills
    • Verbal and non-verbal learning and memory
    • Social perception and perspective taking
    • Executive functions
    • Sensorimotor functioning
    • Academic achievement

Depending on the referral questions and the age of the child, the test battery will be drawn from the following materials. Specific tests are identified in the individual report.

  • Differential Ability Scales, Second Edition (DAS II)
  • Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scales of Intelligence, Third Edition
  • Wechsler Intelligence Scales for Children – Fourth Edition (WISC-IV)
  • Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale – Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV)
  • Wide Range Assessment of Learning and Memory Second Edition
  • Test of Memory and Learning, Second Edition (TOMAL2)
  • Test of Variables of Attention (T. O. V. A.)
  • California Verbal Learning Test-Children’s Version (CVLT-C)
  • Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure (DSS ROCF)
  • NEPSY II- A Developmental Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Delis-Kaplan Executive Functions System (D-KEFS)
  • Children’s Category Test Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST)
  • Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, Third Edition (WIAT III)

Billing Information

A neuropsychological evaluation is a neurodiagnostic process and billed under medical diagnoses and codes. The entire service is billed under CPT code 96118; “Neuropsychological testing by doctoral level professional.”

Each neuropsychological evaluation is conducted entirely by our neuropsychologists. It includes an interview with the parents, a review of relevant records, and completion of behavioral questionnaires by parents and teachers.