A comprehensive evaluation helps unlock an individual’s full potential by providing unmatched insights, perspectives, and direction.
We believe every individual is as unique as a fingerprint – with a distinctive blend of temperament, desires, preferences, abilities, learning styles, ideas, talents, visions, and emotions. All humans are born with an innate desire to learn, expand, and experience happiness in their own special ways. Everyone wants to be successful – but success means something different for everyone.
Comprehensive Evaluation (all ages)
College-Age Reevaluations (for individuals who need updated results)
The evaluation process begins with a 90-minute initial consultation. During this visit, Dr. Katen will gather information regarding your current concerns, reasons for seeking an evaluation, and desired outcomes. Together you will develop a clear plan of action. Sometimes this plan includes moving forward with testing at Individual Matters, and other times it means connecting you with another professional. Either way, our hope is that you leave the initial consultation with a clear understanding of the evaluation process, new insights, and confidence about the next step for reaching your goals. Just like testing, the initial consultation is highly individualized. Therefore, who will attend and what you should bring will be different for everyone, and determined when you call to schedule your appointment.
Following the initial consultation, the evaluation process proceeds as follows:
We encourage you to bring snacks and a drink. We also recommend that children bring a favorite toy, photos, or other comfort items (Yes, “Mr. Wiggles,” your child’s snuggle buddy, is absolutely welcome!) We’ve also created a “Welcome Video” you may choose to show your child prior to visiting Individual Matters (we all do better when we know what to expect).
We encourage you to bring copies of any previous testing, relevant medical records, and academic records.
We feel it is important that you use your own judgment when deciding how and what to tell your child about the evaluation. Helpful approaches can be discussed at the initial consultation.
Full payment is due at the start of service. We accept cash, checks, credit cards, and health service accounts (HSAs).
Typically, health insurance will NOT pay for learning evaluations, as these are considered “educational” rather than “medical” services. However, there are some clinical and mental health diagnoses (e.g., ADHD, anxiety, and depression) that may be covered by insurance. Depending on your policy and the purpose/outcomes of the evaluation, your insurance company may reimburse you for some or all of the cost. When it comes to covering the costs of testing, there are advantages to both insurance and “private-pay.”
Individual Matters is a private-pay practice. While we cannot accept insurance, we will provide you with a detailed invoice that you can submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement.