neuropsychological evaluations

Get a clearer picture of who your child is on the inside, and why.

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As parents ourselves, we get it.

You want to fully understand your child so that you can equip them with all the support and skills they’ll need in life. And neuropsychological testing is a powerful tool that can help you do just that.

Through this discovery process, you’ll get a better understanding of your child’s strengths, as well as the areas where they could use more specialized support. We’re here to give you the information you need to empower them every step of the way.

Our evaluations can help uncover:

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Learning disorders

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Brain injury

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Academic difficulties

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and more

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What is a neuropsychological evaluation?

Our evidence-based assessment helps you to better understand your child’s functioning in areas like memory, attention, perception, coordination, language, and personality.

This insight can help caregivers, teachers, physicians, and therapists determine the best learning environment and treatment approach for your child, while enhancing their strengths and helping them to meet their full potential.

Our neuropsychological evaluations measure:

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  • Attention/concentration
  • Executive function
  • General intellect
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Learning and memory
  • Mood and Personality
  • Depression
  • Motor speed and dexterity
  • Processing speed
  • Reading/reading comprehension
  • Reasoning
  • Language usage
  • Visuospatial skills

Get answers in weeks.

Not Months

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01 Behavioral History

The first step is a Behavioral History Evaluation, where we'll understand what's going on and answer questions about testing.

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02 Evaluation

Your child will complete questions, assessments, and tasks virtually—all from the comfort of a familiar environment.

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03 Results

You'll receive a comprehensive, insightful evaluation report that you can use to better understand and advocate for your child.

Here's what you’ll receive:

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A complete report with in-depth findings, along with a clinical diagnosis (if applicable).

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Personalized recommendations to support your child at home, in the community, and in the classroom.

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Expert collaboration with your child’s school, along with recommended classroom accommodations and intervention strategies as needed.

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Clinically-proven strategies and tools to support you as a parent.

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About Neuropsychological Testing at Bend Health

We created Bend Health to empower families to get expert care when and where they need it. Our comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations are conducted through HIPAA-compliant video conferencing and performed by our highly-trained neuropsychology team.

Our licensed experts take a multidisciplinary approach to assure the highest quality care for your child. All psychological testing and neuropsychological assessments are validated, evidenced-based, and similar to those found in a traditional office setting.

Insurance Accepted
Bend Health is in-network with select insurance plans for neuropsychological testing, including:

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Aetna (Connecticut, Idaho, Massachusetts, Washington)

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Blue Cross Blue Shield (Texas)

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Piedmont Community Healthcare (Virginia)

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Frequently Asked Questions

about Neuropsychological Evaluations

Does Bend Health offer services outside the United States?

No. At this time, we’re only able to provide care and testing services to families who reside in the United States.

Who might benefit from a neuropsychological evaluation?

Neuropsychological evaluations can help evaluate children who may be experiencing difficulties with learning, attention, memory, behavior, or emotions. Currently, Bend Health can test children between the ages of 2 and 17. 

For those unsure about whether to proceed with testing, at the Behavioral History Evaluation appointment, the practitioner will carefully consider the child's age, developmental level, and individual needs and share a recommendation about whether testing is appropriate.

What conditions does neuropsychological testing identify? 

Conditions that may be diagnosed through neuropsychological evaluation include learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorders, traumatic brain injury, and emotional or behavioral disorders.

Who conducts a neuropsychological evaluation?

The Bend Health team includes a team of professionals who work together to evaluate your child thoroughly.This includes psychometrists, licensed behavioral health practitioners, psychologists, neuropsychologists, and psychiatrists.

What will my child be asked to do during the testing?

Your child will be tested using different techniques one-on-one with a provider. Depending on your child's specific needs, the testing may include puzzles to solve, game-like activities, computer tasks, question-answer tasks, and paper-pencil tasks.

For toddlers and younger children who may have difficulties interacting one-on-one, your child's testing may involve the provider interviewing you directly, observing interactions between you and your child, and you completing standardized rating forms.

How long does testing take?

At Bend Health, neuropsychological testing is completed in two to three sessions of two to four hours each. The ultimate schedule for your child’s testing will be based on your specific needs and circumstances. 

Completing testing across several shorter sessions - instead of in a single full-day session - ensures your child is fully engaged. We want to meet your child at their best, to understand both where their strengths lie, and areas where they might need more support. The best way to do this is to ensure your child is fresh and rested.

How long will it take to receive my report?

The turnaround time to receive your report is approximately two to four weeks after the first testing session. However, there are a number of factors that can impact the report completion, including receiving timely paperwork from previous evaluations and school.

Will someone help me understand the results of the assessment?

Yes. Once the report is complete, we will schedule a feedback session to review the evaluation results and help you understand the recommendations. In some circumstances, the assessment team can also be involved in future IEP meetings to discuss the results.

What happens after a behavioral history evaluation?

Your child’s behavioral history evaluation provides critical information for understanding whether or not your child would benefit from a full neuropsychological evaluation. 

If it’s determined a full neuropsychological test is appropriate for your child, we will submit the information gathered over to a Bend practitioner for review, as well as schedule your child for the next portion of the evaluation.

If it’s determined that a full neuropsychological evaluation with Bend is not appropriate for your child, we will provide recommendations for alternative evaluations or interventions to better address their current needs. 

We’re committed to providing comprehensive and individualized assessments that will guide you toward the best course of action for your child’s development and well-being.

How much does a neuropsychological evaluation cost?

At Bend Health, testing is offered at a flat rate of $3,000. This includes the final report, a live feedback session, and coordination with your child’s school (if applicable).

Costs for both the behavioral history evaluation and neuropsychological testing are not covered under an existing Bend Health enrollment that you may have through your health system or pediatric provider. 

Bend currently accepts Aetna (Connecticut, Idaho, Massachusetts, and Washington), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Piedmont Community Healthcare (Virginia) for neuropsychological testing. For other insurance plans, Bend can offer a superbill so you can submit for reimbursement as allowed by your plan. The superbill will be provided after testing is complete, and you will need to pay all testing fees upfront.

Does Bend Health accept insurance for a neuropsychological evaluation?

Bend currently accepts Aetna (Connecticut, Idaho, Massachusetts, and Washington), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Piedmont Community Healthcare (Virginia) for neuropsychological testing. For other insurance plans, Bend can offer a superbill so you can submit for reimbursement as allowed by your plan. The superbill will be provided after testing is complete, and you will need to pay all testing fees upfront.

How does virtual testing compare to in-person testing?

It may be hard to imagine how such an in-depth evaluation could be done remotely; however, many of the validated tests and assessments have been validated and approved to be used remotely.  In some cases, virtual testing is actually preferable because kids can complete testing from an environment they are comfortable in, and testing can more easily be scheduled over several days.

The Bend Health approach includes  a series of tests and measures validated for a virtual testing environment. We aim to provide the same gold-standard experience you would experience in a traditional in-person setting.

Can neuropsychological testing support getting an IEP or other accommodations at school?

This is one of the most common reasons parents and caregivers seek neuropsychological assessments. Many school systems require a definite diagnosis to approve accommodations like those defined in an IEP. Many factors influence the outcome of the evaluation, and it’s important to understand that every child tested does not necessarily receive a diagnosis. 

Regardless of whether there is a diagnosis, we will provide a list of recommendations and information to help your child reach their full potential at home and in school. Additionally, please be aware that each school has its own specific guidelines and cutoff points for allowing accommodations or IEP approval.