Schedule your educational testing or ADHD screening at Baltimore Minds. Immediate openings are available to address concerns about school or work performance. Find strengths to build on. View problem areas in new ways. Dr. Denise Bike, a licensed psychologist, personally conducts all testing. Educational testing can take place at Baltimore Minds or on-site. Evening and weekend hours are available.
Learning disabilities & executive functions
Attention deficits & impulsivity issues
Anxiety & mood disorders
Behavioral & conduct problems
Educational testing, $2250-2750. Cognitive and achievement testing, intake interview, and rule-out of mental health symptoms. Background data is also reviewed. Diagnostic tests of reading, writing, and math. (Add a brief ADHD screening, $500. Includes computerized tests and questionnaires.)
Appointment 1: Interview (1 hr)
Appointment 2: Part one of testing (3-4 hrs)
Appointment 3: Part two of testing (3-4 hrs)
Appointment 4: Feedback session (1.5 hrs)
Adults can schedule Appts. 2 and 3 in the morning and afternoon of the same day. (9am – 12:30pm, break for lunch, 1:30pm – 5pm) Keep in mind, though, that's a long day! Two days of testing are recommended for children and teens.
ADHD screening, $850. Computerized performance testing (auditory and visual), processing speed and memory tests (auditory and visual). The clinical interview, background information, and standardized questionnaires provide additional data.
Appointment 1: Interview (1 hr)
Appointment 2: ADHD testing (2-3 hrs)
Appointment 3: Feedback session (50 minutes)
A full psychoeducational evaluation is not always needed. Check with your school. Check with the testing board. An ADHD screening may be sufficient. Find out, and then call for an appointment.
ADHD screenings are available for children, adolescents, and adults.
People often seek testing because it's required. They must prove there's a condition to get the services needed. Testing offers much more, though. Yes a diagnosis, if met, is given. But in-depth analysis also reveals patterns of strengths and areas of weakness. Testing can uncover the clues to succeeding.
After the feedback session, Dr. Bike's clients often remark that they have a deeper understanding of their child or of themselves. Things that seemed random fall into place. "That really hits home! You get it."
Testing, done well, can put together 'puzzle pieces' that have long been jumbled. Testing, done right, can provide a clear picture. From there, you can make a workable plan to move forward.
Find strengths to build on.
View problem areas in new ways.
Turn-around time for your written report:
• Standard turnaround is two weeks. This begins the date full payment clears and collateral data is received. That data includes records and teacher, parent, or partner interviews.
• Rush delivery is one week. This begins the date full payment clears and collateral data is received. Add $250 for rush.
Payment and Fees
Baltimore Minds is a fee-for-service practice. You pay at the time of services. (Cash, check, or credit card through Paypal.) A payment record (superbill) is provided. CPT codes appear on the bill. These are medical codes used by the insurance company. You can submit out-of-network claims using the superbill. OR, for a one-time $25 charge, out-of-network forms will be submitted for you. Please consult your carrier before initiating testing to find out your benefits and the potential for reimbursement.
Fees are listed above.
Half of the balance is due by your first appointment. This starts the testing.
The remaining balance is due in full before scoring and report writing began.
There are some specialty testing services I do not provide (listed below). These providers do. Contact them to see if they can serve your needs.
Autistic spectrum. Kennedy Krieger Institute, 844-334-3211
Gifted & talented. The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, 410-735-6238
Neuropsychological testing. Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital, 410-367-2222
Forensic & custody evaluations. Psych Experts & Associates, 410-777-8130
Eating disorders. The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt, 410-938-5252