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Referring a Learning Disabled Patient

The Role of the Pediatrician

Psychology Consult SmallWhen, Where, and How are Learning Disabilities Diagnosed?   
Children may be diagnosed with a disability by a medical provider.* However, one must understand that being simply diagnosed with a disability is not a guarantee of services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act  (IDEA) and in turn public school districts set strict guidelines on accepting referrals from  medical providers.

Having a disability is the first question when determining if a student qualifies.  The pediatrician must also answer two additional questions:


*If you diagnose a patient with a developmental delay or disability you as the medical provider must substantiate your diagnosis with a level of testing. A comprehensive evaluation that meets federal and state guidelines needs to be completed before children can qualify for supplemental school based educational services.

**A note from a pediatrician that a child has disability  (e.g. ADHD) or  emotional disability (depressed or anxious) will not be enough to qualify them for services.

 ***The earlier your patient receives this testing, the better. Testing for learning disabilities generally includes assessment by the School Psychologist. If your patient has not responded to typical school based academic presentation, it is time to evaluate for a learning disability or other delay.

Insurance Coverage for Psychological Testing

Psychological assessment is typically covered under the medical coverage of your insurance plan when:

Reasons for Pediatrician Referral for Psychological Testing and Evaluations

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Langhorne-Francis
1205 Langhorne-Newtown Road
Suite 210
Langhorne, PA 19047

Somerset
33 Clyde Road
Suite 106
Somerset, NJ 08873

Freehold B
77-55 Schanck Road
Suite B-11
Freehold, NJ 07728

Oakhurst
1912 Route 35
Suite 101
Oakhurst, NJ 07755

Brick Location 1
5 Princeton Avenue
Brick, NJ 08724

Brick Location 2
8 Brick Plaza
Brick, NJ 08723