Neuropsychological Testing in Simi Valley

Helping parents truly understand

You’re looking for answers to better understand your child and the struggles they face.

For too long you’ve known something is off, and you’re ready to understand your options for moving forward that are truly going to help your child.

Their behavior has always been just a little too difficult, their learning a little too frustrating, or their attention span just a little too short and you know it’s time to finally get to the bottom of what’s going on.

You long for peace of mind. You need to know what the real reason is that’s causing so much difficulty in the life of your child. In fact, you are desperate for answers so you can get your child the best help for whatever is actually going on.

Lately, your heightened concern has given way to fear.

And you’re terrified that you or your child’s future will be negatively impacted if you don’t seek out professional insight and help.

A lot of the time you feel like running away from reality and denying that there is truly something wrong. But the little voice inside you whispers that you know you need to face the facts and get your child the help they really need.

You truly want what is best.

And you’re ready for some definite answers. You never imagined your family would be dealing with uncertainty. And you definitely didn’t expect to be searching for an explanation. You’re ready for the right kind of professional help to guide you toward the right answers.

When You Seek Psychology Tests from Simi Psychological Group

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You will gain insight into the root causes of your child’s behavioral, relational, and learning struggles
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You will discover the next steps to take in seeking treatment for your child
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You will gain appropriate recommendations for resources to help your family overcome these struggles
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You will learn more about the condition(s) uncovered by the evaluation
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You will finally be able to put a framework around your child’s experiences
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You will have a formal written evaluation to provide to your child’s doctor and teachers

The Neuropsychological Testing Process

Neuropsychological Assessments are a combination of different tests and evaluations that can help determine the underlying issues that have kept your child from advancing. These tests will equip us with the necessary information to map out a unique course that fits your unique situation and will best address underlying concerns interfering with your child’s growth.
Perhaps, you notice difficulties in social interactions, the presence of repetitive behaviors, or the fact that your child struggles to verbally communicate. Each of these, along with other behaviors, could be signs of an Autism Spectrum Disorder. To assess for this particular diagnosis, we will run a formalized battery of tests that will give your family a clear indication of what your child is dealing with.
Or maybe you see your child struggling in school and friendships and having trouble focusing on schoolwork because they always seem to be disorganized or forgetful. They are often impulsive and seem to make decisions without putting very much thought or effort into them. You may also see that your child is very “busy,” never calms down, and seems to be all over the place. When you bring them to Simi Psychological Group for psychological assessment, we will use specific examinations intended to test for ADHD.
You know your child is smart. In fact, sometimes they blow you away with how much knowledge they have and how bright they are. But you also notice they don’t seem to take in information the same way other kids do. And when you set out to teach them something specific, you find that they have a hard time learning whatever it is you show them. At Simi Psychological, we will run a formalized psychological assessment to help determine if and what learning disorders might be affecting your child.

During the assessment process, we will complete a comprehensive battery of tests across the domains of your or your child’s life. The entire process generally takes between 12 to 15 hours (4-5 meetings)  to thoroughly complete.

A Psychological Assessment includes:

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A one-hour initial interview
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A full battery of cognitive, academic, executive functioning, attention, and social testing
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Interviews and diagnostic measures for parents, teachers, and other caregivers
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A comprehensive written report with applicable diagnoses
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Personalized treatment recommendations and follow-up strategies
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A one-hour feedback session to discuss results
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The potential for a one-hour school meeting to discuss the implementation of recommendations with your child’s teachers
Our goal is to provide a thorough report on your child’s challenges, and an insightful evaluation as to the causes, and treatment options in order to offer you the peace of mind to help your child in their journey to success in school, work, and life.

More About Simi Psychological Group

Dr. John Danial

Licensed Psychologist PSY 29170

Dr. John Danial is passionate about helping parents truly understand what their children and adolescents are dealing with every day. He desires to help you get to the bottom of the problems and to get the feedback that psychological testing can provide so that you can get the tools necessary to create real change. Children who receive the right services based upon a detailed evaluation can better thrive in their lives. Dr. Danial has had many years of experience providing neuropsychological assessments and feels confident in his ability to provide a detailed report that will help your child’s future.

Our practice works from a systems perspective.

Which means our job is to help your child understand not only how every aspect of their life is connected, but how they are interconnected with those around them as well. Life is not lived in a vacuum, and therapy with us is about working through the deep-rooted concerns that are keeping your child stuck. We wholeheartedly believe your child can take control over the direction of their life, they just need to be willing to trust themselves in the process.
We make it our mission to empower your child to recognize which areas of their life need to change and to feel capable of making those changes. We are dedicated to helping your child identify the obstacles that are keeping them from living the life they want and working with them to get through them so that they can reach the goals you have for them and your family. It is our passion to aid your child in understanding the big picture of their life and ensuring they become the person they want to be.

Who Benefits Most from Child Psychological Tests

Our pediatric assessments include ADHD tests, gifted testing, and more.

Neuropsychological testing is best for those who want to understand why navigating the responsibilities of life can be such a struggle.

Learning disorders, ADHD, and Autism can be difficult to face alone, and testing helps to guide the treatment plans for those who want answers as to how to move forward most effectively.

Your child will benefit from A Neuropsychological Assessment if:
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You suspect Autism Spectrum, ADHD, or another learning disorder is affecting your child
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You want to finally have answers as to your child’s learning and behavioral difficulties
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Your child’s school or teacher is concerned about their ability to function with schoolwork and/or peers
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You want to get the knowledge required to receive the treatments best suited for your child
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You desire guidance in how to best meet your child’s needs

There are certain situations where you or your child might not be ready for a neuropsychological assessment.

These situations include, but are not limited to:
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When parents don’t really want to understand what is fully happening
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Clients who cannot commit to 12-15 hours (4-5 meetings).

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Those needing to use insurance for direct reimbursement
In these cases, we can provide you with appropriate referrals for your level of care.

What Does A Neuropsychological Assessment Cost?

Neuropsychological Assessment is a fee for service program, and we accept all major forms of payment. The cost is $180 per session, with 12 to 15 hours (4-5 meetings) typically being necessary to complete the full battery of psychological testing to assess for autism, learning disabilities, ADHD, and related disorders. The cost for this psychological evaluation process will never be more than a $2800 cost to you, as this is the cap we have placed on the cost, even if you need additional sessions.

Due to our desire to make sure you maintain maximum privacy and wanting to provide you with the highest level of care possible without constraints from managed care, we are out-of-network providers. This means we do not accept reimbursement directly from insurance.

However, the good news is that your health insurance may reimburse you for a portion of the fee. PPO insurances typically reimburse around 50%. Unfortunately, HMO, Medi-Cal, and Medicare insurances do not reimburse as they require that you see someone on their panel. We encourage you to find out more regarding your eligibility for out-of-network benefits. We will provide you with the necessary paperwork to submit to your plan for reimbursement.

When and Where Can I Schedule Cognitive Tests and Other Neuropsychological Testing in Simi Valley?

Our office is conveniently located at:

3695 Alamo St. Suite 103
Simi Valley, CA 93063.

We also serve Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills, Northridge, Porter Ranch, and the surrounding communities.

Business hours and availability are dependent on the provider.

Your Next Steps

Your child can begin the process of uncovering any underlying disorders which may be contributing to the difficulties they’re experiencing in life. A formalized assessment will be able to bring clarity to what your child is really facing. It will also give them the power and knowledge they need to embody long-lasting change.
Identifying what is really going on may feel really intimidating right now, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to find the strength to gather the information. You just need a proper course of psychological tests and the support to navigate the answers they reveal.

A Psychological Assessment will help you and your child to be able to move forward with dignity.

And they’ll also bring answers and clarity to the questions you have had for so long. Ultimately, knowing the answers will provide you with a sense of peace that comes from finally having a plan. We can help.