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Diagnostic Testing

Rate: $950.00 – price includes testing, written report, and family consultation

Diagnosing learning disabilities is not an exact science, and experts often disagree on the best way to determine if a learning disability (LD) exists. To further complicate the matter, public schools and private evaluators answer to different governmental agencies and have different standards in determining if an LD is present in a student.

As public schools are increasingly turning to the “Response to Intervention” (RTI) model to determine if an LD is present, more and more families are seeking evaluations outside the public school system.

When indicated, ESGE Tutoring provides psychoeducational testing which allows our licensed psychologist to diagnose an LD and the severity of it.

How do I get started?

  1. The first step in determining if a family wants to go through with diagnostic testing is to talk with a staff member. Every student is different and our staff can help you determine what type of testing makes the most sense for your student. Depending on the symptoms, goals, and background of each student, our staff might redirect you to a neuropsychologist. Other times, we determine that our LD testing is the best fit for your student. Either way, give us a call and we are happy to help you navigate through this decision.
  2. If you decide to go forward with the testing, our licensed psychologist will call you to set up a testing date and time for your student. All testing takes place at our facility. At this time she will answer any specific questions you might have regarding the process and test used. When the testing date is set up, you will receive a confirmation letter from our office discussing payment. At the time of the testing, half of the fee is due.
  3. During the testing day, you can expect your student to work privately with the diagnostician for approximately 3-5 hours. Sometimes this is too long for a student to sit and stay focused, so depending on needs, this testing period can be broken into two different days. This will be determined when you speak with the diagnostician on the phone.
  4. After testing is completed, the diagnostician will spend approximately two weeks compiling data, writing a report outlining the results, and making his or her recommendations.
  5. At this time, the diagnostician will make an appointment for a family consultation to review the results, recommendations, and answer any questions you have. The consultation takes place at our office, and it usually will last an hour to an hour and a half. At the consultation, the second half of your payment will be collected.

If you would like to learn more about this process, please feel free to call or email Megan Burke at megan.burke@esgetutoring.com.

Thank you!