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Evaluation Process

Evaluation Process

Parent/Guardian Intake

  • Purpose - Opportunity to fully discuss your concerns about your child with a social worker

  • Length of time - About an hour

  • Follow up required - Previous evaluations including child study team reports, report cards, birth records, immunization records and health records will be requested

  • Insurance information – This appointment is sometimes a covered visit under the mental health section of your health insurance. Call and give code #90801 and obtain a pre-certification number.

  • Additional information – Historical information about your child’s developmental history, temperament, behavior, education and family factors will be requested. We will also ask you and your child’s teacher to fill in evaluations on the child’s behavior at home and at school.

Neurodevelopmental Assessment

  • Description – A developmental pediatrician or pediatric nurse practitioner will examine your child for any medical, developmental, behavioral or neurological factors that may impact normal functioning.

  • Length of time - Appointment will last about 60 to 90 minutes

  • Follow up required - We will review all the above historical information with you and further discuss the pertinent information and questionnaires, assess the child’s developmental status, and perform a complete physical examination (no shots).

  • Insurance information – The neurodevelopmental assessment may be a covered visit through your health insurance, code #99245, and up to two follow-up visits may be needed.

  • Additional information Sometimes diagnostic impressions and treatment recommendations are given, but complete information is given in a Parent Interpretive Conference (a follow-up visit where the child need not be present). At times, the child may need to come for a follow-up in the diagnostic process.

Psychological Evaluation 

  • Description – In this appointment, the child psychologist will test your child’s cognitive and processing functions by doing an IQ test.

  • Length of time - The initial appointment is usually one to two hours, but additional appointments may be necessary to fully evaluate your child. You do not need to sit in on the testing unless your child has extreme difficulty separating.

  • Follow up required - Emotional functioning can be assessed through the historical information, a structured interview or more specific projective testing.

  • Insurance information – The psychological evaluation is sometimes a covered visit through the mental health section of your health insurance. Call and give code #96101 and receive a pre-certification number.

  • Additional Information - Additional appointments may be necessary to fully evaluate your child. You do not need to sit in on the testing unless your child has extreme difficulty separating.

Educational Assessment

  • Description – A learning disabilities teacher consultant will assess your child for academic functioning and learning characteristics and make recommendations for an educational approach that’s right for your child.

  • Length of time - This appointment is 60 to 90 minutes long.  You do not need to sit in on the testing.

  • Insurance information – This appointment is not covered by any health insurance.

Parent Interpretive Conference

  • Description – An evaluator meets with you to go over a Team Summary of conclusions and recommendations.

  • Length of time  – The appointment may take up to an hour and the child is not usually present.

  • Insurance information – This appointment is frequently not covered by health insurance but is sometimes considered a follow-up visit by the developmental pediatrician or sometimes covered in the mental health section of your insurance, code #90887.

Morristown Medical Center

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

Overlook Medical Center

99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
908-522-2000

Newton Medical Center

175 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-2121

Chilton Medical Center

97 West Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
973-831-5000

Hackettstown Medical Center

651 Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-852-5100

Goryeb Children's Hospital

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

 

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