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IQ and Battery of Academic Achievement Tests (GRE-related)


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Posted Jan 02, 2010 at 2:57:55 PM
Subject: IQ and Battery of Academic Achievement Tests (GRE-related)

these tests cost approximately $1500 to $2000; does anyone know where they are given or even if they are given anywhere at a reduced cost? seems like a lot of money...my son is taking the GRE'S and would like a ADHD accommodation for more time...we were told he needs to take these 2 tests and then have them incorporated into a narrative by the diagnosing physician (he's had ADHD since he's in second grade)...the dr. can't give them and even if he recommends them, insurance wont pick it up...he has tried before...any suggestions?

we are in northern nj

many thanks....

sonja

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dhfl143
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Posted:Jan 03, 2010 7:31:32 PM

The cost is within the range of what we have paid for similar testing.

Here are some resources from YellowPagesforKids.com located in New Jersey:

http://www.yellowpagesforkids.com/help/nj.htm

This information might also be of assistance:

http://www.additudemag.com/topic/adhd-information/adhd-diagnosis.html

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njsonja
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i am not saying it is not within range...i'm saying the price is outrageous...and what does one do when one's parents don't have that kind of money for the testing? my son is almost 25....so if i don't have the money for this, he can't get accommodations for ther GREs into graduate school? not really a wonderful thing...

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dhfl143
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Posted:Jan 04, 2010 10:14:36 PM

I agree it is outrageous. I can empathize with what you are saying...especially in this economy. Have you checked out to see if any teaching universities near you offer this type of testing? We found one locally that charged a fraction of the cost of a private practice evaluation. Might that be an option?

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njsonja
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would you please share with me the name of the university and can you tell me while i am doing this type of inquiry, what exactly am i asking for? i don't even know which department to ask for...if you would prefer to email me privately, i would welcome hearing from you at njpetsitter at gmail dot com

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heinx055
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Quote njsonja:

i am not saying it is not within range...i'm saying the price is outrageous...and what does one do when one's parents don't have that kind of money for the testing? my son is almost 25....so if i don't have the money for this, he can't get accommodations for ther GREs into graduate school? not really a wonderful thing...

You end up like me, 28 literally just took the GRE 2hrs ago and cant afford the doctor to get my accommodations fixed(I had none). It was my second time taking the GRE and I have been studying since the 23rd constantly. Im an engineer and thus my main concern is only the quantitative section which I scored a little below engineer average but much better than my first time where I studied also.

What I have found is this, you have to work harder even if the fruits of your labor are at a near stand still. Also try developing more technique and get it to the point where each question is a reaction after you have read it. All the quantitative questions are relatively easy if you know how to do the math and can understand what the question is asking. There are a ton of tricks! The GRE is all tricks! There is not enough time to solve every problem by hand so you have to use tricks, that you have memorized. Buy one or two GRE prep books work through all the problems and practice test timing yourself and analyzing where you need more work. Use "PowerPrep" the ETS GRE prep guide available for free if you register for a GRE. For the Verbal I would start memorizing words and trying to use them in everyday talk in order to make them part of your vocabulary.
[Modified by: heinx055 on January 05, 2010 06:44 PM]

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dhfl143
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Posted:Jan 07, 2010 11:01:39 PM

What state are you in?

Also, you might check out providers found here:

http://www.chadd.org/Content/CHADD/Support/ProfessionalDirectory/default.htm

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