Coordinator: Brooke Ammerman
Location: Psychology 1 (for map, click here)
Hours: By Appointment
Phone: (319) 273-7941
Fax: (319) 273-3173
John E. Williams, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist, IA #00960
Office: Psychology 1
Phone: (319) 273-6297
Comprehensive ADHD Evaluation - This evaluation examines attention and concentration in a more comprehensive manner. Similar procedures to the ADHD screening will take place; clients will participate in an interview, fill out questionnaires, and complete testing on the computer to evaluate attention. Additionally, cognitive ability and achievement testing (explained below) will be administered.
Learning Disability Assessment – Learning problems can arise from difficulties in many different areas, like intellectual ability or academic skills, and may affect school performance. Assessments of learning disabilities include cognitive ability and achievement testing, in addition to an interview and questionnaires filled out by the client. Cognitive ability testing gives an estimate of aptitude for the cognitive demands of work or school. The Wechsler Intelligence Scales or Woodcock-Johnson Cognitive Scales are normally used, but alternative tests are available. Achievement tests tell what basic skills (i.e. reading skills and comprehension, mathematical calculation and reasoning skills, and written expression) the client has acquired. The clinic commonly uses the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test and the Woodcock-Johnson Test of Achievement.
Comprehensive Psychological Evaluations – Psychological evaluations examine emotional distress and personality; problems in academic or job performance can be the result of emotional difficulties. Clients may be asked to fill out questionnaires and complete a personality inventory, along with participating in an interview. Personality inventories often used in the clinic are the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2, Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-Revised Form, and the Personality Assessment Inventory. These evaluations may also include cognitive ability and achievement testing.
Memory Testing/Neuropsychology Screenings - In some cases, memory problems may account for learning difficulties or can interfere with day-to-day activities. After an interview, immediate and delayed memory for both visually and orally presented information may be evaluated, typically through the use of the Wechsler Memory Scales and the Wide Range Assessment of Memory and Learning.
All fees include complete evaluations, including consultation, testing, test scoring, report preparation, and feedback session. Fees can be paid by check or in cash at the time of testing. The clinic does not bill insurance companies; if a client wishes to contact an insurance representative and inquire about their policy coverage for the purpose of reimbursement, they must do so themselves. An itemized receipt will be provided by the clinic that can be sent in for insurance purposes, but reimbursement cannot be guaranteed. If the client is a student at the University of Northern Iowa, they have the option to charge the fee to their U-bill.
ADHD Screening - $125
Learning Disability Assessment - $450
Full Evaluation (includes cognitive abilities, achievement and personality testing) - $450