Psychological Testing

The most current version of psychological testing instruments must be used. The Comprehensive Report (DDCR) fee is not available for these psychological testing services.

1.    Intelligence testing - up to a maximum of 2.5 hours @ $52.50 per hour

         This includes the  Weschler Adult Intelligence Scale and the Stanford-Binet. Intellectual testing should be ordered only if there is a reason to suspect an intellectual deficit or learning disability.

2.    Standardized Achievement Testing - up to a maximum of 2.5 hours @ $52.50 per hour.

         In cases where a learning disability is suspected, the Woodcock-Johnson Achievement Battery may be ordered. When achievement deficits are believed to result from academic underachievement or lack of education, the Wide Range Achievement Test may be sufficient (maximum of 1 hour).

3.    Personality Assessment - up to a maximum of 2 hours @ $52.50 per hour.

         In situations where there is reason to suspect that a psychiatric impairment will interfere with work function or completion of a training or academic program, personality assessment such as the MMPI and/or projective testing such as the Rorschach or TAT may be appropriate, particularly if there is a minimum of existing information.

4.    Neuropsychological assessment - up to a maximum of 8 hours
(code M0601 or 90830).

         Neuropsychological evaluation (such as the Halstead Reitan and Luria Nebraska) should be done very sparingly but may be appropriate in complex cases of head injury or learning disability. The District or State Psychological Consultant must approve referrals for a complete neuropsychological battery. The hourly rate is procedure code M0601 or 90830. This is not a specialist exam.