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"It seems that for success in science or art, a dash of autism is essential"

Hans Asperger - Pediatrician

(1906 - 1980)

To Schedule an Appointment Please Call

713-900-5557

Are you sitting comfortably? Then we'll begin.

 

Appointments usually take 2 to 3 hours, and in the case of comprehensive neuropsychological testing can take up to 8 hours (which we split up over several appointments). We will let you know when you schedule your assessment how long you should expect to be with us.

 

We always try to complete the testing as quickly as possible, however in most cases we can only go as fast as the patient is capable of going. So please come to the appointment prepared for your stay. We have a very comfortable waiting room.

 

For longer testing sessions we take breaks often and in some cases we can split up the testing over two separate appointments if it makes it easier for the patient, or the caregivers.

 

What we do

 

Before the Appointment

Prior to the appointment, our office will send out rating scale forms to the patient's caregivers and teachers (if applicable) asking them to rate the patient's behaviors in various situations. 

 

The Intake Interview

We'll begin with a detailed interview with the patient and caregivers. The conversation will be casual. In the case of small children, Dr. Larery will often get down on the floor to talk with, and play with, the children directly. Play is an excellent demonstrator of behaviors such as cooperative play, imaginative play, social interaction and other behaviors.

 

Testing

Testing is done separate from caregivers. In the case of small children or the elderly who have difficulty with long testing periods there are frequent breaks. Testing is done using standardized tests that are specifically correlated to the patient's demographic.

 

Upon the completion of the testing a follow-up appointment will be scheduled.

 

Scoring, Analysis and Report Preparation

Dr. Larery will begin compiling all the test data, observations from her interview and testing, and review any rating scales.

 

Dr. Larery will then prepare a detailed and comprehensive diagnostic report listing observations, test results, diagnosis and suggestions for treatments or referrals.

 

The turn-around time for the report is usually one week, however 2-day turn around can be accomodated in exceptional cases (at additional charge).

 

Feedback Session

The patient and caregivers will retun for a 30-minute feeback session where Dr. Larery will review the entire report and explain the results as well as answer any questions. She will then provide the completed report to the patient.

An Office Tour:

To aid patients who may have difficulty in new environments and situations we provide below two brief videos which will give our patients a quick preview of our office and a brief introduction to Dr. Larery. This is so that their arrival in the office and their meeting with Dr. Larery won't actually be a new or upsetting experience for them.

Insurance

 

We are an In-Network Provider for the following Insurance Plans:


  • Medicare - Part B (www.medicare.gov)

  • Tricare/Humana Military (www.tricare.mil)

  • Aetna (www.aetna.com)

Effective February 28, 2019 we will no longer accept the following insurance plans: Blue Cross/Blue Shield (BCBS), Cigna, Magellan, ComPsych, & United Healthcare/United Behavioral Health (UHC/UBH).

 

Note: Evaluations for the educational purposes are rarely covered by health insurance.

(This list is provided for informational purposes only. This should not be construed as confirmation of insurance coverage. Each policy holder's coverage will vary. The policy holder is ultimately responsible for all charges regardless of the insurance company's decision)

 

Self-Pay

Payment is due in full prior to the commencement of your assessment. 

All testing, interpretation, and report writing is done only by Ph.D.-level clinicians. We do not use practicum students or interns for the performance of any clinical testing. We believe that only a highly skilled clinician with years of experience can provide the highest level of diagnostic accuracy we demand. Which is why only Ph.D.'s work with the patients at Sugar Land Neuropsychology.

Accepted forms of payment are cash, debit or credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express & Discover). We also accept Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA). We will be happy to provide a detailed invoice, including CPT and Diagnosis codes, that the client can submit to their insurance company for reimbursement. All self-pay appointments require a $250 deposit to be scheduled, and the full balance must be paid prior to the start of the testing.

 

Our rates are all-inclusive and includes costs for test materials, time spent on appointment preparations, interviews, testing, scoring, analysis, research, report preparation, consultations and feedback appointments. We will always try to find the most economical method of assessing the patient.

 

How much will my assessment cost? 

Since each case is unique we aren't able to provide exact prices for our services since some assessments encompass multiple clinical concerns and, therefore, take longer. However, in the most straightforward cases, below are estimates of the costs for most assessments:

  • ADHD Assessment - $1000 (4 hours of clinical time)

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessment - $1250 (5 hours of clinical time)

  • Behavior and Mood Disorders Assessment - $1250 (5 hours clinical time)

  • Learning Disability Assessment - Contact us for exact pricing, however expect a minimum of 6 hours clinical time ($1500)

Please note that assessments for the purpose of receiving accommodations at work or university will require more clinical time from Dr. Larery, and the price will reflect that. Requesting a change in scope in the assessment will result in a change in the cost of the assessment.

Dr. Larery's standard billable rate is $250 per hour.

Sliding Scale:

We offer discounted rates for those with a demonstrated financial hardships. Those earning less-than the 3-times the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) may qualify for services at a reduced rate. Please contact us if you meet this criteria. Please note, in order to comply with federal law regarding providing reduced-rate medical services, we will require copies of your most recent tax return and additional personal and financial information to verify your qualification.

 

The Federal Poverty Level guidelines may be found here: https://www.healthcare.gov/glossary/federal-poverty-level-fpl/

 

In the exceptional case where a client wishes an expedited report please advise us at the time of the appointment. We will do our best to accomodate you.

Note: Payment of the assessment fee is not a guarantee of a particular diagnosis.

 

 

Missed Appointments

 

As our specialists are in high demand and each appointment blocks up to 8 hours of the doctor's time solely for your evaluation we secure your appointment with a $250 deposit or credit card hold. 

 

Missed appointments, or appointments cancelled less-than 24 hours before the appointment, may be charged a $250 missed appointment fee.

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