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Is $365 for an ADHD Evaluation Worth the Money?

Jan 25, 2023 | ADHD Testing, Decision Making, Strategies

In an era where typical ADHD evaluations can cost upwards of $2000, with a month or more of waiting for the appointment, and another month for a report (which most people cannot understand), how can Dr. Bloom offer a worthwhile ADHD evaluation for only $365?  Something that inexpensive cannot be worthwhile, can it?  Yes, it can.  Here is why:

There is a vast amount of ADHD research that demonstrates behavioral ratings do a better job of diagnosing ADHD than do batteries of in-office neuropsychological tests. Using well chosen, science-based rating scales (the same ones you would get in the expensive in-office evaluations), combining them with a thoroughly taken history, behavioral rating scales screening for co-existing conditions, and collaborative feedback sessions, the job of accurately detecting ADHD is well within our ability, both to detect ADHD and to assess co-existing emotional, behavioral, social, academic or developmental complicating factors.  

Isn’t expensive in-office neuropsychological testing worth the extra cost for peace of mind that nothing is overlooked?  I’ve spent a career doing expensive in-office neuropsychological testing for ADHD.  Some of my former students still do.  I’ve made switch to the $365 model confident that I won’t miss important details.  I head a team of well trained, closely supervised staff.  We thoroughly review every case, every detail.  In situations where more testing is needed (only about 10-15% of the cases), I make that recommendation.  I explain the reason and the additional cost involved.  For most cases, the $365 model performs wonderfully.

If you are interested in more information about the $365 ADHD evaluation, contact Dr. Bloom at 248-933-8133 or at [email protected]

Rachel Levy, LLMSW

Author: William Bloom, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Clinical Director - Explain Mind Psychological Testing Services

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*This blog was created with the help of Anton Babushkin

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