Frequently Asked Questions
The most frequently asked questions about Peak Evaluations are listed below.
Why have my child (or myself) evaluated?
There are many reasons to have an evaluation completed. For some, a teacher or school administrator has suggested evaluation due to academic struggle. Having an evaluation completed is also a good way to understand your child’s learning strengths and struggles in order to help his/her teacher develop a more comprehensive and individual learning program. Your child may have already been evaluated and you don’t agree with the results or feel like components were missing.
How long will the evaluation take?
Depending on your child’s stamina, attention, and type of evaluation being completed, the evaluation can take anywhere from three to five hours. This time may be broken up over two days or during one testing sessions with breaks included.
When will the evaluation take place?
Peak Evaluations has weekday evaluation hours (Monday through Friday: 8am – 6pm) and weekend evaluation hours (Saturday and Sunday 12pm – 5pm).
Where will the evaluation take place?
After our initial meeting, we will determine if the evaluation can take place at the child’s home or if the evaluation needs to take place at our office. Some children perform better in a comfortable setting so the home may be the best place for the evaluation to take place. Some parameters will need to be discussed if we feel like this is the best option for your child.
What can I expect once the evaluation is complete?
Once the evaluation is complete, the evaluator will write a report summing up your child’s performance and outcomes. You will be contacted and a mutual time will be determined so that this report will be shared with you and discussed thoroughly during a face to face meeting. Any questions can be answered. The turnaround time is typically one to two weeks.
What can I expect to pay for an evaluation?
Estimated evaluation prices are available upon request. The evaluations are individualized, therefore final cost is dependent on the plan we propose after meeting with you.
What can I expect during the consultation meeting?
During the consultation meeting, we want to gain information about why you are interested in having your child evaluated, your child’s history and educational background and any other relevant information. We like to start the evaluation with as much information as possible.
Will you bill my insurance company?
No, Peak Evaluations, LLC is considered a Fee for Services provider and does not accept insurance and is not affiliated with any insurance plans. However, your insurance provider may reimburse you for some portion of your testing. If reimbursement is important, you will need to contact your insurance company before you schedule your testing appointment. Please ask if they will cover the cost of a psycho-educational evaluation. The procedure code is CPT: 96102 (testing conducted by a technician). Your receipt for services rendered will contain the CPT and applicable diagnosis codes when your account is paid in full.