Ida Sue Baron, Ph.D., ABPP
Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology
Board Certified Subspecialist in Pediatric Neuropsychology
American Board of Professional Psychology
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
The University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA
& The George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC

Frequently Asked Questions

What age patient does Dr. Baron evaluate?
What are your procedures?
How quickly will I get results?
Who will actually administer the tests?
Who else receives the report besides me?
Can I have a copy of the raw test data?
Does Dr. Baron’s office file a claim with my insurance company?


What age patient does Dr. Baron evaluate?

Dr. Baron has more than 40 years experience evaluating infants, children, adolescents and adults— the full life span.

What are your procedures?

Most clinical neuropsychological evaluations with Dr. Baron require two visits.

The first visit includes time for a detailed history-taking, and the actual administration of appropriate tests to answer referral questions. There are many tests or subtests able to be selected based on individual considerations, but often these are short. Rest breaks as needed are given to ensure optimal functioning. The visit can range from 3 to 6 hours on average, so one needs to plan on a full day.

The second visit (one week later) is approximately one hour long, its length dependent on how many questions you might have. A time limit is not set for this visit in order to be sure all your questions are answered. In this visit Dr. Baron will explain what tests were selected, review the results, and consider appropriate recommendations with you. She will make sure you understand exactly what will be written in the report, and explain any terms with which you are not familiar. A full written report will be completed following the interpretive session. You will receive the same report as your referring physician.

How quickly will I get results?

The interpretive session is generally scheduled for one week after the testing day. The written report will be mailed within a few days after the interpretive session.

Who will actually administer the tests?

Dr. Baron personally administers all of the tests. There are no students, technicians or other staff members involved.

Who else receives the report besides me?

The clinical report is not released to anyone unless a proper authorization form is signed by the responsible party directing where the report should be sent.

Can I have a copy of the raw test data?

No. These materials are both “protected” and copyrighted by publishers to safeguard the usefulness of the protocols and manuals and their scientific integrity. Only those qualified to administer these tests should have access to them.

Does Dr. Baron’s office file a claim with my insurance company?

Neuropsychological evaluation is reimbursed at a different, and often better, rate than psychological evaluation by many health plans. You have the responsibility for filing the claim and your insurance company will pay you directly. However, Dr. Baron will provide you with the appropriate paperwork, including a description of the service, date of service, evaluation procedure code, a listing of all tests administered, time required for the evaluation, and the diagnosis code.This is the information your plan needs to reimburse you for the evaluation.