Children under the age of 6, or entering pre-school or kindergarten, will take the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence-Fourth Edition (WPPSI-IV). Testing time typically runs 60-75 minutes and the fee is $375.
Children ages 6 and above, or entering first grade or above, take the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fifth Edition (WISC-V). Testing time typically runs 60-90 minutes, and the fee is $400. We accept check or cash payments for admissions testing. No practice or preparation is necessary, and there is nothing you need to bring with you to the appointment. We generally prefer that you stay in the waiting room while your child is being tested.
When discussing this appointment with your child, it is best to tell them that they will be coming to the office to do educational activities or games. We encourage you to refer to your evaluator by their first name so that your child feels relaxed about the meeting. If your child wears glasses in school, please have them wear their glasses for testing. Medication should be taken just as on a regular day.
Upon completion of the assessment, a written report will be e-mailed to you within approximately one to two weeks after testing. If you are in need of the report more quickly, we can usually honor such requests, but ask that you let us know at the time of your initial call. The reports are detailed and will answer many of your questions; however, we are available to meet with you if you would like further explanation. There is an additional fee of $100 for a 30-minute consultation. We will also send the report to any schools you indicate on the form provided, free of charge.