What to Expect During Your Evaluation

Thank you for trusting the Sachs Center with your (or your loved one’s) diagnostic evaluation.

It is natural to be nervous before the evaluation. You may want to know who is your psychologist, what will they ask, what tests they you give, and what happens during the two hours. This anxiety is very common with Autism in particular. So you are in the right place.

All of our psychologists were hired for their expertise in ADHD and Autism. They are all very compassionate and knowledgeable in diagnosing Autism and ADHD, particularly in girls, women, and non-binary adults, who may mask more than others.

The evaluation begins with a short description of what will happen during the 2 or 2.5 hours (if you’re being tested for both ADHD and Autism).

Then your psychologist will begin the clinical interview, asking you questions about your current and past symptoms. Feel free to share any information you may have written down during this part of the assessment.

Then your psychologist will begin the testing portion of the evaluation, giving you a series of tests. If a parent is present, the parent will also fill out questionnaires for their child. Following the testing, your psychologist will “crunch the numbers” and give you their diagnostic impression. This is an official diagnosis (if you or our loved one has one).

There will be plenty of time for questions. At the end, your psychologist will give you a letter indicating your diagnosis. You can use this letter to seek out other services like medication or to get accommodations. There is no report given at this evaluation. Just the letter. You will receive a superbill at the end of the month which has the appropriate insurance codes for you to seek reimbursement.

Here are the tests we often give for our evaluations. They are all scientifically validated.




  • Brown EF/A
  • BASC-3
  • Others depending on age