Resources for Disability Evaluation

Following is a list of individuals who will provide evaluations for Learning Disabilities (LD), Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), or Psychiatric Disabilities.  Please note that a number of other individuals may be qualified to provide evaluations.  Student Disability Services suggests that you consult with multiple providers.  It is in your best interest to compare providers in order to obtain one that best fits your needs.

 

When comparing providers, obtain the following information:

  • Cost of evaluation
  • Insurance coverage available
  • Time required to obtain results of an evaluation
  • Willingness of provider to schedule an additional meeting after the assessment to explain the results of the testing and to answer questions.

 

Note: Be sure to share the University of Northern Iowa’s documentation criteria guidelines with your provider. 

Please contact Student Disability Services if you have any questions.

 

RESOURCES FOR EVALUATION: (LD, ADHD, and Psychiatric)

Ames Counseling and Psychological Services                                              

3600 W. Lincoln Way, Ste. 4                                         

Ames, IA  50014                                               

Phone: 515.239.4410                                        

Website: NA                                         

Email: jblrbeck@networkiowa.com                                             

Fax: 515.663.4885                                            

 

Individuals qualified to complete evaluations:

Kenneth Dodge, Ph.D.                                    

Michael Lelwica, Psy.D.                                             

Kenneth Israel, Ph.D.                                      

Jennifer Ryan, Ph.D.                                       

 

Hourly fees: $142/eval; $162/testing                                            

Sliding scale offered: Yes                                              

Insurance plans accepted: Yes                                      

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:                                        

All providers can do evaluations for ADHD and LD.                                               

 

Central Iowa Psychological Services                                     

319 Lincoln Way                                               

Ames, IA  50010           

Phone: 515.233.1122    

Website: www.iowacounseling.com        

Email: whp@iowacounseling.com           

Fax: 515.233.6500        

 

Individuals qualified to complete evaluations:        

Warren Phillips, Ph.D.

Judith Rudman, Ph.D. 

Summer Brunscheen, Ph.D.   

 

Hourly fees: $170          

Sliding scale offered: No

Insurance plans accepted: Yes   

 

Kenneth R. Mills, Ph.D.                                               

1531 Airport Rd., Ste. 1                                     

Ames, IA  50010                                               

Phone: 515.233.4200                                        

Website: NA                                         

Email: krmills@midiowa.net                                           

Fax: 515.233.0011                                            

 

Individuals qualified to complete evaluations:                                            

Kenneth R. Mills, Ph.D., licensed psychologist, clinical neuropsychologist                

 

Hourly fees: $150; $600 for full psycho-ed eval                                         

Sliding scale offered: No                                    

Insurance plans accepted: No                                        

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:                                        

Specializes in assessment of ADHD, LD, Brain Injury, and Substance Abuse/Dependency                                     

 

Conditt Psychological Services                                              

715 W. 1st St.                                      

Cedar Falls, IA  50613                                       

Phone: 319.277.1020                                        

Website: NA                                         

Email: drpaul@cfu.net                                       

Fax: 319.266.6490                                            

 

Individuals qualified to complete evaluations:                                            

Paul M. Conditt, Psy.D.                                               

Kristine M. Conditt, Ph.D.                                            

Joan Farstad, MA                                            

 

Hourly fees: $150/initial session; $120/all following                                               

Sliding scale offered: For Joan Farstad only                                             

Insurance plans accepted: Yes                                                                               

 

Cedar Valley Neuropsychology Services                                              

8120 Jennings Drive, Ste. 13                                      

Cedar Falls, IA  50613                                       

Phone: 319.273.8049                                        

Website: www.CedarValleyNeuro.org                                         

Email: DrKarla@CedarValleyNeuro.org                                       

Fax: 319.273.8054                                            

 

Individuals qualified to complete evaluations:                                            

Karla Brennscheidt, Psy.D.                                            

 

Hourly fees: $165 per 45 min; psychotherapy                                               

Sliding scale offered: Yes                                             

Insurance plans accepted: Yes  

 

Psychological Assessment Clinic                                            

Department of Psychology

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA  50614-0505

Phone: 319.273.7941

Website: www.uni.edu/csbs/psych/psychological-assessment-clinic

Email: uni.assessmentclinic@gmail.com

Fax: 319.273.6188

 

Individuals qualified to complete evaluations:

Elizabeth Lefler, Ph.D., licensed psychologist

Seth Brown, Ph.D., licensed psychologist

Sunde Nesbit, Ph.D., licensed psychologist

 

Hourly fees: $300 for full evaluation

Sliding scale offered: Yes

Insurance plans accepted: No                                      

 

ADHD Clinic of Eastern Iowa                                       

3100 E. Ave. NW, Ste. 101                                            

Cedar Rapids, IA  52405                                    

Phone: 319.396.1066                                        

Website: NA                                         

Email: NA                                            

Fax: 319.396.8779                                            

 

Individuals qualified to complete evaluations:                                            

Dick Sowell, M.S., M.S.Ed.                                         

 

Hourly fees: $110                                              

Sliding scale offered: No                                    

Insurance plans accepted: Yes                                      

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:                                        

Will provide a copy of the report to clients only if   requested.        

 

Cedar Centre Psychiatric Group                                             

1730 1st Ave. NE                                              

Cedar Rapids, IA  52046-1408                                        

Phone: 319.365.3993                                        

Website: NA                                         

Email: NA                                            

Fax: 319.364.0116        

                                    

Individuals qualified to complete evaluations:                                            

Michael C. March, Ph.D.                                             

Paul Sundell, Ph.D.                                        

Margaret Wong, Ph.D.        

                            

Hourly fees: $202                 

Sliding scale offered: No        

Insurance plans accepted: Yes                 

                     

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:                                        

Will provide a copy of the report to clients only if requested.   

 

Family Psychological Associates, P.C.                                               

1221 Center Point Rd. NE                                              

Cedar Rapids, IA  52402                                    

Phone: 319.378.1199                                        

Website:

Email: drdon@familypsychologyassoc.com                                             

Fax: 319.378.7497                        

                    

Individuals qualified to complete evaluations:                                            

Barbara Lips, Ph.D.                                        

Jessica Schmidt, Psy.D.                                              

Don Damsteegt, Ph.D.                                     

Jill Bryant, Ph.D.               

                              

Hourly fees: $135                  

Sliding scale offered: No             

Insurance plans accepted: Yes        

                              

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:                                        

No one does evaluation of learning disorders or neuropsychological evaluation.     

                          

Mercy Medical Center

701 10th St. SE

Cedar Rapids, IA  52403

Phone: 319.398.6575

Website: www.mercycare.org

Email: NA

Fax: 319.369.4673

 

Individuals qualified to complete evaluations:

Ellie Snavely, Ph.D., neuropsychologist

 

Hourly fees: $150

Sliding scale offered: No

Insurance plans accepted: Yes  

 

Patricia McGuire, M.D.                                    

2215 Westdale Dr. SW                                      

Cedar Rapids, IA  52404                                    

Phone: 319.365.1006

Website: NA

Email: NA

Fax: 319.365.1038

 

Individuals qualified to complete evaluations:

Patricia McGuire, M.D.

Kathleen Wild, C.P.N.P.

 

Hourly fees: $1122 for complete evaluation

Sliding scale offered: No

Insurance plans accepted: Yes

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: None.

 

Innovative Learning Professionals                                         

3839 Merle Hay Road, Ste. 270                                      

Des Moines, IA  50301                                      

Phone: 515.270.0280                                        

Website: www.innovativelearningpros.com                     ...

Email: davidbeeman@quest.net                                     

Fax: 515.270.1647         

                                   

Individuals qualified to complete evaluations:                                            

David Beeman, Ph.D., licensed psychologist                                      

Aaron Quinn, Ph.D., LMHC, psychology fellow          

                                     

Hourly fees: $100                  

Sliding scale offered: No      

Insurance plans accepted: Yes            

                          

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: None.              

                             

Dr. Phyllis S. Hansell                                      

1000 73rd St. Ste. 5                                          

Des Moines, IA  50311                                      

Phone: 515.222.1175                                        

Website: NA                                         

Email: pshansell@msn.com                                          

Fax: 515.222.0953              

                              

Individuals qualified to complete evaluations:

Dr. Phyllis S. Hansell

 

Hourly fees: $122                     

Sliding scale offered: No          

Insurance plans accepted: Yes                       

               

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:                                        

Dr. Hansell holds a specialist degree in psycho-educational evaluations.  She has many years of experience in evaluating children and adults.  If LD or ADHD are identified, recommendations for compensatory strategies are made.          

 

Medical Associates Clinic, P.C.                                               

1000 Langworthy

Dubuque, IA  52001

Phone: 563.584.3441

Website:

Email: mhuettner@mahealthcare.com

Fax: 563.584.3009

 

Individuals qualified to complete evaluations:

Marion I. S. Huettner, Ph.D.

Martha Gould, Ph.D.

 

Hourly fees: $163

Sliding scale offered: No

Insurance plans accepted: Yes

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Both doctors have expertise in psycho-educational evaluations for diagnosing LD, ADHD, and psychiatric disorders.            

        

Poweshiek County Mental Health Center                                           

200 4th Ave. W                                     

Grinnell, IA  50112                                            

Phone: 641.236.6137                                        

Website: NA                                         

Email: NA                                            

Fax: 641.236.0206

 

Individuals qualified to complete evaluations:

Brandon David, Ph.D.

 

Hourly fees: $130

Sliding scale offered: Yes

Insurance plans accepted: Yes

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: None.

 

Counseling and Assessment Service                                      

515 2nd St. NE                                     

Independence, IA  50644                                               

Phone: 319.334.6820                                        

Website: www.counselservice.com                                             

Email: counsel@indytel.com                                          

Fax: 319.334.7086                        

                    

Individuals qualified to complete evaluations:

Rick L. Jennings, Ph.D.                                               

George M. Harper, Ed.D.                                             

Seth A. Brown, Ph.D.                      

                

Hourly fees: $148/initial session; $98/testing         

Sliding scale offered: No                                

Insurance plans accepted: Yes                   

                   

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:                                        

Evaluators will only meet with clients to review reports and will only provide a copy of the reports to clients if requested.        

         

Belin-Blank Center                                         

600 Blank Honors Center                                               

Iowa City, IA  52242-0454                                              

Phone: 319.335.6148                                        

Website:

Email: megan-foley-nicpon@uiowa.edu                                       

Fax: 319.335.5151                                  

          

Individuals qualified to complete evaluations:                                            

Megan Foley-Nicpon, Ph.D.                                        

Claire Whiteman, Ph.D.          

                                    

Hourly fees: $130                                    

Sliding scale offered: Yes                     

Insurance plans accepted: Yes             

                         

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:                                        

Child/adolescent focus; gifted and talented; twice exceptional; LD and ADHD evaluations.                                       

 

Gersh, Hartson, and Associates, P.C.                                      

1027 Rochester Ave.                                         

Iowa City, IA  52245                                          

Phone: 319.338.9960

Website: www.ghapsych.com

Email: robynw@ghapsych.com

Fax: 319.338.9492

 

Individuals qualified to complete evaluations:

Frank Gersh, Ph.D., clinical psychologist

John Hartson, Ph.D., licensed psychologist

Brenda Payne, Ph.D., clinical psychologist

Cindy Anderson, Ph.D., clinical psychologist

 

Hourly fees: $160/diagnostic interview; $135/testing

Sliding scale offered: No

Insurance plans accepted: Yes (No Medicaid)

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: None.       

 

Steiner and Associates                                               

16 E. Main St., Ste. 240                                    

Marshalltown, IA  50158                                    

Phone: 877.944.1200 (toll free)                                       

Website: NA                                         

Email: NA                                            

Fax: 641.844.1204            

                                

Individuals qualified to complete evaluations:                                            

Brian J. Steiner, Psy.D.                    

                           

Hourly fees: $159

Sliding scale offered: No          

Insurance plans accepted: Yes        

                              

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:                                        

Specializes in child, adolescent, adult, and families.                     

                       

Center for Behavioral Health                                      

36 West Park Lane                                           

Waterloo, IA  50701                                          

Phone: 319.234.7481                                        

Website: NA                                         

Email: NA                                            

Fax: 319.234.5774          

                                  

Individuals qualified to complete evaluations:                                            

Carroll Roland, Ph.D.               

                       

Hourly fees: Varies                       

Sliding scale offered: No           

Insurance plans accepted: Yes            

                          

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: None.       

                                    

Clinical Health Psychologists, PLC                                         

3356 Kimball Ave., Ste. 500                                           

Waterloo, IA  50702                                          

Phone: 319.226.5301

Website: NA

Email: NA

Fax: 319.226.5303

 

Individuals qualified to complete evaluations:

Naomi B. McCormick, Ph.D.

Christopher Haymaker, Ph.D.

 

Hourly fees: $200

Sliding scale offered: No

Insurance plans accepted: Yes

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Does not do evaluation for LD. 

 

Psychiatric Associates of Northeast Iowa, P.C.                                               

146 W. Dale St., Ste. 101                                              

Waterloo, IA  50703                                          

Phone: 319.233.3351                                        

Website: NA                                         

Email: NA                                

Fax: 319.235.3132                   

                         

Individuals qualified to complete evaluations:

R.M. Akbar, M.D., D.F.A.P.A.

A. Rahim, M.D., F.A.P.A.

D. Zdilar, M.D., Ph.D.

Patrick O'Conner, Ph.D.

 

Hourly fees: Varies

Sliding scale offered: No

Insurance plans accepted: Yes

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Evaluation for psychiatric disorders only.  Clients do not receive a copy of the report.

 

Cedar Valley Mental Health                                        

111 10th St. SW                                               

Waverly, IA  50677                                            

Phone: 319.352.2064                                        

Website:                                              

Email: duboisk@pathwaysb.org                                     

Fax: 319.352.2329                            

                

Individuals qualified to complete evaluations:                                            

Raja Akbar, M.D.                                             

Theresa Fedesma, A.R.N.P.               

                         

Hourly fees: $229/Dr.; $197/ARNP         

Sliding scale offered: No                            

Insurance plans accepted: Yes               

                       

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:                                        

Only evaluates for psychiatric disabilities. Clients do not receive a copy of the report.