College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

Individual Assessment

To schedule individual cognitive testing with us, please call 703-993-4200. Please note that our office is staffed by graduate students for several hours most days of the week. If you do not reach us, please leave us a voicemail and someone will be in touch within a few business days.

Our office will call you within a few days, but up to a week, to schedule your appointment. At this point, we expect to be able to provide everyone who requests a testing appointment, we just request your patience to get to each person in the order they were received.

The intelligence assessments we most often administer is the Wechsler Intelligence Scales for Children (WISC-V). This is what is typically used for AAP, gifted programs, and private school admissions. In some situations, we provide the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scales of Intelligence (WPPSI-IV) or the Differential Abilities Scale (DAS-II). The specific test selected may vary according to the specific needs of your child. An assessment will consist of an interview and formal standardized test, later to be followed by an interpretive feedback session and written report of the results.

Appointments last about 2-3 hours, with at least one 10 minute break. Some may be longer or shorter depending on a variety of factors.

Once you have a testing appointment set with us, your examiner will schedule an approximately 20-30 minute long virtual call with the parent in order to review consent forms, gain some background information about your child, and to answer any questions. In some instances, your examiner may request to hold this intake on the day of testing.

Payment for individual cognitive testing:

  • $400 payable by credit card via the link in your confirmation email unless your child qualifies for a fee reduction.
  • Due prior to your day of testing

We are committed to providing your results via a virtual interpretive conference and a personalized report within 30 days of testing. If you have a published deadline, we will do our best to help you meet that deadline. The report will be emailed to you in a password protected PDF unless you opt for us to mail it to you. Please communicate deadlines and report preferences clearly with our office and your examiner.