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 psychotherapists, licensed play therapists, speech and occupational therapists, and educators, among others. We assess your child in a collaborative manner while your child engages in play and we may perform assessments to monitor intelligence and socio-emotional learning. Using our assessment models, you are able to move forward with a comprehensive understanding of your child and his/her needs. This will help you choose the right physicians, therapists, and educators that can help your child to thrive.
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.
Can I pick the professionals on my child’s assessment team?
No, we have preset teams that conduct assessments on specific days. However, we will do our best to match the expertise of our team to the needs of your child.
What parking choices are available at your location?
We have a parking lot adjacent to our building. Parking is free. Street parking is also available at no cost.
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.
How much does an assessment cost?
We offer a variety of assessments and services. For more information on pricing click here.
Do you accept a sliding scale?
We do not have a sliding scale available.
Do you accept payment plans?
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.
Do I need my co-parent to sign off before beginning the assessment of my child?
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 conduct court ordered evaluations?
Do you take health insurance?
The Child Assessment and Training Center of Denver does not accept insurance. We are happy to provide you with a superbill that may be submitted to your insurance if you are out of network. Call your insurance provider for more information on out of network benefits.
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.
How long does the process take?
The parent facilitator will contact you no less than one month prior to your child’s assessment. At this time, the date will be determined for your child’s assessment. Parent forms will be sent via email. The parent facilitator will follow up with you throughout the month to determine if there are questions or concerns. Our goal is to have the parent feedback meeting within 2 weeks of your child’s assessment. The total time from the first phone call to the final parent feedback meeting is 6 weeks.
Is there a waiting list?
We are proud to offer assessment services that can be scheduled within 4-6 weeks. It is our goal to have minimal to no wait lists so that your child can be assessed in a timely manner.
Who will assess your child and how?
We draw upon our decades of experience and rely upon standardized age tables and developmental guidelines to help us assess your child’s communicative, cognitive, sensorimotor, and emotional & social domains of development.
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