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Q:  How much is the evaluation?
A: The cost varies with the type of service. I prefer not to quote a single price, as is often done in this field, because not all cases are the same. The initial consultation is $50, which can be credited to your account once the services are provided.
Q: What's included in the evaluation?
A: Evaluations can vary from county to county. For example, in Palm Beach a Gifted assessment requires and IQ test and an Achievement test, while Dade and Broward only require IQ. Many clinically trained psychologists will do a comprehensive Psychoeducational Battery no matter what the child's academic issues are, often running in the $1500 to $2000 range. I prefer to tailor my assessments to the individual needs of each child. Each child is unique as are their needs and strengths, therefore, I offer a brief consultation with the parents for each child in order to provide the best individualized approach possible, at the most economic cost! 

Q: What is "Response to Intervention (RtI)?"
A: RtI as it is referred to, is part of the "problem solving" method currently being implemented in the public school system throughout the state and country. The goal of this approach is to better identify those children in need of more intense intervention or special education supports.

Q: Do you provide tutoring?
A: At this time I do not. However, I can consult with parents as to how to better help their children with certain academic subjects. We also have a number of professional tutors that we refer to in the local community.

Q: How young can I test my child for Gifted?
A: I prefer to test children who are enrolled in Pre-K or equivalent Daycare academic settings. This means that they are at least 5 years old. Research has shown that testing at younger ages is less reliable.

Q: Do you accept Insurances?
A: Unfortunately, at this time the insurance industry has chosen not to adequately reimburse for Psychological/Assessment services. At this time I accept check, cash, credit card or PayPal payments. I will also provide you with an itemized statement that includes CPT industry billing codes to submit to your insurance for possible reimbursement or coverage verification.

Q: Is there a charge for the consultation?
A: Yes, $50 dollars is the normal fee for consultations, however, this fee will be credited to your account if further services are contracted.

Mental Mastery, P. A. * Alberto Gamarra, Ph. D., NCSP * 717 Shotgun Road * Sunrise, FL 33326 *
954-804-4719 * Serving Coral Springs, Plantation, Weston, Sunrise, Cooper City and Boca Raton and more!

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