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Services & Fees

Sunlight currently accepts private pay only.

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Service Descriptions

Comprehensive Psychoeducational Evaluation 

This includes an intake, school observation, 6-8  hours of testing, rating scales, feedback sessions (family, school, & kid friendly), and follow up support for report recommendations. This assessment explores cognitive, achievement, communication, social-emotional/behavioral, motor, and sensory functioning. This diagnostic evaluation explores the presence of:

  • ADHD

  • Autism

  • Learning Disabilities

  • Giftedness

  • Mental Health Disorders

Adult Autism Evaluation

Many adults missed a diagnosis in childhood due to the limited understanding of subtle ASD presentations in previous generations. This gap has left many searching for answers that were elusive twenty years ago. This services provides comprehensive assessments to help these adults gain clarity and support.

Giftedness (Comprehensive)

This further investigates areas of giftedness beyond academics and explores other facets of a person that may be affected by their giftedness such as emotions and behavior. In addition to the IQ and achievement testing, the comprehensive package also includes assessments in the following areas: social-emotional, developmental history, overexcitabilities, and a broad gifted rating scale that investigates abilities in areas beyond IQ and achievement such as creativity, leadership, and performing or visual arts. 

Giftedness (Basic)

This includes cognitive and achievement testing and can identify academic or intellectual giftedness.

Kindergarten Readiness

This evaluation assesses the following areas: academic and language skills, IQ, behavior assessment, developmental history, and a strengths and weakness analysis.

Intelligence Test

This includes one individually administered cognitive assessment which can be used to meet certain school application requirements. 

Fee Structures

 

Private Pay

Sunlight accepts private pay only and does not accept any insurance at this time. 

Payment Schedule

  • Free - Initial 20 minute consultation

  • 1st payment - $500 deposit

  • 2nd payment - 50% of remaining balance (due by the first testing session)

  • Final payment - Remaining balance (due prior to feedback session)

School Observation

School observations are included in the Comprehensive Psychoeducational package. Travel time is included for schools located within 25 miles of the Sunlight Office. Travel fees apply for further distances.

Individual Education Plan or 504 Plan Meetings

Attendance at school meetings is available as an add-on service. These meetings are typically attended virtually. If physical presence is requested, then travel time fees may apply. 

Travel Time

  • 25 miles or less roundtrip: included

  • 26-38 miles: additional $50

  • 39-50 miles: additional $100

  • 51 or more miles: contact us directly (virtual options may be available)

Learn About the Different Types of Diagnoses

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EDUCATIONAL DIAGNOSIS

An educational diagnosis is a disability label, as outlined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which can be identified by a school special education team. The team is multidisciplinary and may include a speech pathologist, mental health provider, occupational/physical therapist, nurse, and special education teacher. This type of diagnosis can grant access to special education services and an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

To pursue an educational diagnosis, you may request an evaluation from the school. You may also share a report with a clinical or medical diagnosis with the school, but ultimately, it is up to the school special education team to determine if an educational label is appropriate. 

Child Therapy

CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS

A clinical diagnosis is a formal mental health diagnosis, as outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5-TR), that can be given by any licensed mental health professional (i.e. licensed clinical social worker, licensed professional counselor, licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed alcohol counselor, licensed psychologist, etc.). The diagnosis is used to inform treatment, therapeutic approaches, and support services.

To obtain a clinical diagnosis, reach out to a mental health professional. Sunlight Developmental Evaluations provides clinical diagnoses only. 

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MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS

A medical diagnosis is a formal medical diagnosis, as outlined in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) or DSM-V-TR, that can be given by a medical professional like a pediatrician, neurologist, or licensed psychologist. The State of Colorado may provide social security disability insurance and Medicaid coverage for certain medical diagnoses if they cause significant impairment.

To get a medical diagnosis, seek an evaluation from a medical professional. You may also share a clinical diagnosis with your pediatrician, but like in the schools, there are no guarantees your pediatrician will provide a medical diagnosis. 

Sunlight Developmental Evaluations provides
clinical diagnoses and medical diagnoses upon request.

You have the right to receive a
“Good Faith Estimate”  explaining how much your medical care will cost  

Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have  insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical  items and services.

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate,  visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call the Colorado Division of Insurance at  303-894-7490 or 1-800-930-3745.

  • You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees. 

  • Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service. 

  • If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. 

  • Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.

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 “Just because you haven’t found your talent yet doesn’t mean you don’t have one.”

 

– Kermit the Frog

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