Have you ever wondered why you or your loved one has issues with social skills such as holding a proper conversation, making eye contact, being easily confused or too literal by conversations and maybe even having trouble understanding personal space? Does the person your thinking of tend to have very particular ways of doing things, being rigid in their process and at times will become obsessive with different things. Do they have an over reaction when they are made to change their process? Are there problems with seemingly simple things such as texture or sounds of things? If a lot of the above symptoms look familiar, then there may be a need for an Autism Spectrum Evaluation. While assessment and diagnosis of Autism has become more advanced, it can still be missed, and as the person gets older, it can be easily dismissed as something else. This is why we specialize in testing for adolescents, teen and adults for Autism.
Are you having issues with getting through school, work and/or daily task? Do you find yourself making carless mistakes, losing focus and having “squirrel” and “oh shiny” moments? Would people describe you as disorganized, impulsive, all over the place and high energy or possible lazy? These are just a few of the symptoms of ADHD and can effect people of any age. ADHD can make even simple objectives difficult to complete and lead to being overwhelmed and drive anxiety and depression issues. Thankfully ADHD is not something that you have to just live with, there is help out there. While it can seem daunting to find those resources, we are here to help. The first step is the assessment and diagnosing of the ADHD. Ducky Behavioral Solutions is the only agency in the greater Jacksonville area to offer an FDA approved ADHD assessment, and we can provide it for anyone ages 6 years old and up. If you or your child are experiencing any of the above issues, reach out to us and let is help you.
Might there be more to you or your loved one’s difficulties in schooling, work or home life? Autism and ADHD assessments do help to identify major causes of setbacks, but sometimes there is something more to be figured out. This is where a comprehensive assessment comes into place. This would include either a neurological or psychoeducational assessment. Neuropsychological assessment look at the broad look at your brain, helping you understand where the difficulties stem from. Psychoeducational assessments are more focused on the schooling/educational parts or your struggles. These test help you determine what strengths and weaknesses are present and how to accommodate them, for both older and younger students. This helps the patient and/or parents, teachers and the school identify what difficulties the student is having, and ways to correct or accommodate the issues. For those in K-12 grades in school, this is something that helps to get an IEP or 504 plan established.
Why should I get the testing? What will it do for me?
The first step in working past the struggles you may be facing is an assessment and if warranted, a diagnosis. This is not a miracle cure by any means, nor just a band-aid. the purpose to unlock understanding as to what is going on, to help the person with the struggles know that there is something that can be done. With the understanding of the issue comes the benefit of unlocking resources that can help you on your path to further success. Some of these resources include specialized therapies to help you get past roadblocks, possible accommodations at school or work, and if needed medications. These assessments are sufficient enough for a diagnosis and provide documentation needed to help seek out accommodations needed. The assessment is only the first step in this path to your future success.
The first step in getting an assessment complete is the clinical evaluation. This is where we first meet to discuss the issues you or your loved one is having. Doing this allows us to figure out what would be the best assessment to use and also the time to decide if a full evaluation is actually needed. At times people might see more than there really is, and we want to make sure that you are not spending money on a test that will might not be needed to start with. If that is the case, we can then determine the best course of action. If it is determined that further evaluation is needed, this is when it is discussed and scheduled. The clinical evaluation can be done in office or via telehealth.
Day of Assessment
Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to ensure that you or the individual being assessed can start on time. Anything after 15 minutes late, may not be seen due to other schedules, and the deposit would be forfeit. Please make sure that the individual is rested and has eaten so they are not fatigued nor hungry as it can be a distraction. The assessment may take anywhere from 1 to 3 hours depending on need. After the assessment is completed, the feedback session will be scheduled.
The feedback session is used to go over the results of the assessments, provide the paperwork with the diagnosis, provide resources that may be needed and answer questions about what to do next. This session is normally done within two weeks. This can also be done in person or via tele-health.
We do not take insurances for the assessments. A superbill can be provided for you to submit to your insurance company for a possible reimbursement. To pay for the assessment a link will be provided for credit card processing.
Initial Clinical Assessment -- $100.00
The initial clinical assessment must be paid for 48 hours in advance of the appointment: if not, the appointment will be cancelled and will have to be rescheduled. If the session is cancelled within 24 hours of session, there will not be a refund.
Autism Assessment --$1000.00
Autism with IQ Assessment --$1200.00
Comprehensive Psychoeducational Assessment -- $1500.00
For the ADHD, ASD or Comprehensive assessment, one half of the fee is due for deposit to schedule, the second half is due 48 hours prior to day of the assessment. If assessment is cancelled with less than a 48-hour notice, the deposit is non-refundable. A link will be provided to pay for the assessment.
Follow up/Feedback session—No charge.