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Testing

Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)

MMPI- This test is administered by our psychologist which is the most commonly utilized test in the United States to assess for many reasons that include but are not limited to: Government Employment; Court Mandated; Adoptions; Career Candidates; Police Academy or anything related to a position in which a firearm is required; Diagnostic Measurement for Self or Others; etc. The test can be taken any time of day and an extensive report is generated at which time a second appointment is required for the client to understand the outcome and any further recommendations or letter that need to be provided by our psychologist. If treatment is recommended, the insurance will pay for any following appointments/therapy.

 

More in-depth information about this test can be found here.

 

Fee Range: $250-$800

 

 

 

Autism Testing

The Autism Spectrum can be challenging to navigate for parents and even adults who may notice symptoms later in life. The most precise testing is by speaking with a psychiatrist who specializes in Autism and closely related diagnoses, and combining that with any documentation from primary care physicians, school personnel. Dr. Kanevsky also investigates behavior trends and utilizes the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. New research indicates that Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is related to diagnosis of Social communication disorder (SCD), as they appear in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

 

Dr. Kanevsky has many years of experience working with this population for both children and adults to not only provide a diagnosis but a treatment approach and resources for this wide spectrum of possibilities. Click here for more information about Autism.

 

Fee Range: $400-$1,200

 

 

 

Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensory processing disorders are classified into three broad categories: sensory modulation disorder, sensory based motor disorders and sensory discrimination disorders:

 

  • Sensory modulation disorder (SMD) consists of over-responding or under-responding to sensory stimuli or seeking sensory stimulation. Sensory modulation refers to a complex central nervous system process by which neural messages that convey information about the intensity, frequency, duration, complexity, and novelty of sensory stimuli are adjusted. Subtypes are over-responsivity, under-responsivity and sensory craving (seeking). This group may include a fearful and/or anxious pattern, negative and/or stubborn behaviors, self-absorbed behaviors that are difficult to engage or creative or actively seeking sensation.
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  • Sensory-based motor disorder (SBMD) shows motor output that is disorganized as a result of incorrect processing of sensory information affecting postural control challenges, resulting in postural disorder, and/or developmental coordination disorder.
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  • Sensory discrimination disorder (SDD), or incorrect processing of sensory information. Incorrect processing of visual or auditory input, for example, may be seen in inattentiveness, disorganization, and poor school performance. Subtypes are: visual, auditory, tactile, taste/smell, position/movement, interoception.
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    SPD evaluations are used to measure visual perception, function, neurology and motor skills.

     

    Fee Range: $250- $1,200 (dependent on time required, documentation needed from the psychiatrist, requests from clients for additional calls to provide accommodations, etc.)

     

     

     

    Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)

    At Hope Springs BH we use the Test of Variables of Attention (T.O.V.A) along with behavior checklists from at least 3 people from home, school, and self report to diagnose and treat ADD/ADHD. Dr. William Lybarger administers this test; scores the checklist; and collects historical data to provide a report which can be utilized for a child, teen or adult if special accommodations are needed. The report is discussed with the individual and/or family to determine the best treatment approach for removing barriers to life’s challenges. What most people do not know is that there are 6 types of ADD and if it is treated with the incorrect methods, the individual can regress rather than progress. The brain functions differently in areas affected by a specific type of ADD and if medications have been used for a general diagnosis, one can become severely depressed, impulsive, angry, defiant and capable of destructive behaviors. Our job is to assess if someone does have one of the types of ADD, a treatment plan will be developed for guidance. We are also willing to present documentation and attend school meetings to advocate for a legal plan to be put in place at which point the school must adhere to with reasonable standards.

     

    If treatment is required, insurance will cover any therapy after test.

     

    One very important piece of information to know is that some of the most brilliant and successful people have ADD as most people tested tend to have above average or superior intellect. Click here for more information.

     

    Fee Range: $250-$1,200 (if meetings at school or letters for employment are required)

     

     

    *Additional Testing: Please call and ask as we do not have all of our testing services listed. However, a one time Psychiatric Evaluation with letter for legal or educational purposes do incur a fee which is varies depending on timeframes.