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Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology

Widener University

 
 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What kind of services do you offer at the

Neuropsychology Assessment Center (NAC)?

At NAC, we offer comprehensive neuropsychological assessments of clients in order to understand their unique strengths and challenges in a more holistic way. Our typical assessment includes an evaluation of:

      • Cognitive ability or ‘IQ’
      • Language skills
      • Learning and memory
      • Visual-spatial/visual perceptual skills
      • Attention and concentration
      • Executive functioning
        • Organization and planning,
        • Reasoning and problem solving skills
      • Fine motor and sensory skills
      • Academic achievement
      • Behavioral/emotional/personality functioning
      • The interaction between cognitive factors and emotional/personaliy factors

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Does NAC offer therapy services?

Depending on the referral question, therapy services may be offered by one or more of the doctoral interns at NAC.

What hours are you open for business?

We are open three days a week. In the summer months (July & August) we are open on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. For the remainder of the year we are open for business on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 to 5.

How long does testing usually take?

Testing time can vary. A typical adult takes about the same length of time as a work-day to complete their testing. Testing time for children takes two days, and each day lasts about the same length of time as a school day. Children are usually tested on a Monday and Wednesday. If more time is needed for either the adult or child being tested, then an additional day of testing is usually scheduled when the client has to come in for testing.

When do I get my results from testing?

About 4-6 weeks after the evaluation, a feedback session is held where you receive a copy of the final report.  The testing psychologist or intern will meet with you and explain the information provided in the report which contains everything that has been learned by the testing and recommendations for the future. 

Do I get a copy of my test results?

The test results are outlined in the final report which you receive during the feedback session. 

Is there a fee associated with testing?

Yes, there is a fee for the evaluation, which varies depending on the type of services being provided, as well as the client being seen for testing. NAC offers a sliding scale that is largely based on your household income, though other factors are also considered. The final fee determination will be made by the psychologist and doctoral interns at NAC based on the information provided upon intake. Payments are accepted by check or credit card (Visa or MasterCard).

NAC also offers evaluation options twice a year in February and March for those individuals who still find the quoted evaluation price to be too high. These evaluations are offered at a reduced rate and are done as part of a class assignment by doctoral students under the supervision of a licensed doctoral psychologist. These evaluation options are limited, with only a few being done in the specified time. Clients will be determined as eligible for these services by the psychologist. If you are selected for the class evaluation, a doctor or intern will call you to complete an intake a few weeks before you would be expected to come in for testing.

Does NAC accept insurance?

Unfortunately, NAC does not get involved with insurance companies, but we do suggest that you call your insurance company to determine if evaluation costs can be covered. You will need to know information about the credentialing required by the clinician. Our credentials are available on our website at www.widenernac.org. If you are being reimbursed for services rendered, you may speak with the administrative assistant Elaine Hamilton on the day of your final appointment when you have paid in full and she will provide you with an invoice which supplies the procedure and diagnostic codes that health insurance companies require.

What kind of information will you ask for the initial intake?

On intake we generally ask clients to provide information about:

      • The reason for requesting services,
      • Contact information about the referral source (if any),
      • Basic biographical information about the client being seen for testing, including age, gender,  and current address,
      • Household income,
      • Contact information for an appointed person of contact.

 

 

 

 

Is NAC an independent service provider?

No. NAC is affiliated with Widener University.  Licensed doctoral psychologists are on staff and supervise students who attend Widener University’s Doctor of Psychology program at the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology.

Do I have to get a full evaluation if I am being tested at NAC?

No.  Individual IQ tests can be done upon request.

Can I request a specific psychologist to perform my evaluation?

At NAC, we operate with a team approach. When you are referred to us, you are assigned a team of psychologists, interns, and practicum students who work together on your case.  All doctoral psychologists are trained to provide you with the best service possible.

 


 

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