This is just a link I found which has the basic info.
Our pdoc is through UCI Medical Center…he said the exam can be handled by different agencies, etc. but MUST be a Pediatric Psychologist. We were referred to Dr. Christy Hom, who is also at UCI.
I do know that part of the exam/evaluation is covered by our insurance. Additional testing is not, but is recommended.
They’ve been pushing for it for years.
Perhaps it’s with the younger ones who are dx? There are other parents who have gone through the same. Some have had the pdocs ask for MRI’s as well.
We’ll see…it’s set up and scheduled now. I’ve been a little hesitant in the past when they asked for this. I can’t find anything directly from UCI website about it, but she will be sending paperwork soon, I can pass that information along.
We did have testing through the school system. THAT was interesting. I truly question those answers as the method of collecting data was more than a little loose, and highly subject to interpretation or bias.
This is the same location for the NAMI f2f meetings. I haven’t started yet, but will at the next meet. (I didn’t feel well the night of the last session.)