Psychoeducational Evaluation

Dr. Leyva provides comprehensive psychoeducational evaluation services for children, adolescents and adults. Evaluation involves testing, interpretation, report writing, and a client feedback session.

Psychoeducational testing assesses cognitive functioning and academic achievement. Additional test materials are used to screen for developmental disorders, to assess neurological function, and to evaluate emotional intelligence, personality and temperament type.

Information about learning styles and abilities are given so that appropriate intervention and accommodations can be made with the goal of optimizing development. Each assessment report includes a plan for building on strengths and remediating weaknesses so that students can learn most effectively. Additional recommendations such as appropriate accommodations to meet students’ needs may also be warranted.

Admissions Testing is now available for children and adolescents who are required to complete an individually administered IQ and achievement test as part of the school admission application process. Dr. Leyva offers flexible testing times and an expedited report in order to meet deadlines that arise during the application process.

Dr. Leyva is an expert in diagnosing ADHD, autistic spectrum disorders, mood, anxiety and conduct disorders, eating disorders, and learning problems. Dr. Leyva works closely with schools, physicians, and other treating clinicians.

Dr. Leyva is a developmental psychologist with a private practice in Gaithersburg, Maryland. His training includes a Post Masters Certificate in School Psychology, and a PhD in Developmental Psychology. He has served on the board of the Mental Health Association of Montgomery County. Dr. Leyva is a recognized content expert in cognitive development, emotional intelligence, diversity, conflict resolution, and success coaching. As a clinician/researcher/educator with over 25 years of experience, Dr. Leyva is a highly sought after consultant and seminar leader.

Psychoeducational Evaluation Services – age four to adult

$960 for complete test battery and report – includes both an IQ test and an achievement test:

  • Age-appropriate Wechsler Intelligence Scale (WPPSI-III, WISC-IV or WAIS-IV)
  • Woodcock Johnson III Tests of Achievement (WJ-III).

Dr. Leyva is a developmental psychologist whose services are covered by most insurance companies as an out of plan doctor. Payment in full is expected at time of service.

Please check your individual insurance policy for reimbursement details.

To schedule, please call 301-943-1027 or e-mail