One of the most common sentiments that our team encounters from parents of children who are assessed is that parents and guardians feel lost with regard to their child’s challenges. We want all parents to know that we understand how you feel. There is no handbook that explains the way each child expresses their individuality or how each child might act in certain situations when compared to other children. You are not alone and we are here to help!
Our team of experts includes psychologists, educators, and psychotherapists.
For more information on whether or not your child would benefit from an assessment, or ways to determine if your child warrants a professional’s assistance, please read through our frequently asked questions below.
Are there weekend appointments available for assessments?
We do not have weekend appointments available at this time. If scheduling is a concern for you, please contact us so we can further discuss your situation.
We do not have a sliding scale available.
The first half of the assessment cost is paid on the day when the assessment is scheduled. The second half is paid on the day of assessment.
Yes, unless you have sole decision making for education and medical decisions, both parents will need to provide consent for the assessment. If you have sole decision making status, we will need to have a copy of the court order on file.
Do you take health insurance?
Can I use my HSA card?
Yes, you may use a health savings account card. If there are not enough funds in this account, you will be required to provide a credit card as well. Payments may be split between a HSA and credit or debit card.
A member from our team will contact you within 24 hours of your inquiry to schedule an initial consultation. At this time, the date will be determined for your child’s assessment. We are typically scheduling assessments within a 2-4 week timeframe. Parent forms will be sent via email and should be completed prior to the assessment date. Once the evaluation is complete, our goal is to have the parent feedback meeting within 2 weeks of your child’s assessment.
Is there a waiting list?
We are proud to offer assessment services that can be scheduled within 2-4 weeks. It is our goal to have minimal to no wait lists so that your child can be assessed in a timely manner.
Why Have Your Child Assessed?
Many times, parents wonder if there are benefits to having their child assessed by our team of professionals. There are many different reasons why children are assessed by The Child Assessment and Training Center of Denver which can include any of the following:
- A parent or family member notices that a child cannot do something they think they should be able to by a certain age
- A teacher expresses concern about your child
- A pediatrician recommends an evaluation
- ADD concerns or your child has issues with focus, attention, and concentration
- Assessments of your newly-adopted child to give new parents a baseline
- Private school admissions which require an assessment
- Your child is struggling with behavioral issues, emotional regulation, or listening
- Reading concerns including Dyslexia
- Academic or learning delays
- Your child needs an IQ test for admission to a private school
- The school requires a risk assessment, including suicide
- There are sensory issues or motor issues you wonder about
- Your child is struggling with delayed speech, quality of speech or stuttering
- Your child is struggling with general anxiety, school, social or separation anxiety
- Your child is struggling with eating, feeding, or body image issues
- Your child had a difficult birth, was premature or suffered a brain injury
What happens after the assessment?