Dr. Zigler specializes in comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations for school aged children and young adults (ages 5 and above). Please see below and then navigate through the rest of the site to learn more about pediatric neuropsychology, the specifics of her practice, and useful information for parents of children with learning differences including dyslexia, attention deficits, autism, traumatic brain injury, and other neuro-developmental disorders. Dr. Zigler also conducts evaluations for gifted students.
A typical psychoeducational evaluation (IQ and academic testing) may range from 10-13 hours and will include an initial meeting with parents, testing of IQ and academic skills, school observations (when warranted), and a feedback session to go over the results, which are typically conducted within two weeks of the initial appointment.
A typical neuropsychological evaluation (IQ and academic testing as well as assessment of learning, memory, executive functioning, and possible visual motor and visual perceptual skills) typically ranges from 14-16 hours and will include an initial meeting with parents, testing of the above mentioned skills, school observations (when warranted), and a feedback session to go over the results, which are typically conducted within two weeks of the initial appointment.
The actual testing times for psychoeducational and neuropsychological testing typically range from 5-7 hours and are usually completed over two testing sessions to prevent fatigue.
More specific and limited assessments are also conducted for gifted assessments, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and other referral questions. Testing times will vary based on the referral question.
Dr. Zigler is not contracted with insurance companies, so all services are considered out of network. Reimbursement will depend on your individual plan and out of network benefits. It is important to note that many insurance companies will not cover educational evaluations regardless of whether a practitioner is in your network or not. Families should contact their insurance company directly to determine whether benefits are available, Dr. Zigler will provide a superbill for families to submit to their insurance company with all of the necessary information, although payment is due at the time of service.
Given that our evaluations require multiple hours and multiple days for their completion, late cancellations or "no shows" are very disruptive for the office and clinician. As a result, there is a fee if you reschedule or cancel with less than 48 hours notice prior to an appointment.