We were not able to get it done via insurance. We did get testing done twice though, without being charged for it. The first time, we enrolled in a multi-year study at a research hospital, culminating with 2 days of neuro-psych testing at age 6. The second time, at age 11, a doctor suggested we ask for CORE testing through our child's school, and the school included WISC testing in their evaluation.
editing to answer, did it help?
Hmm, the first time, it was useful for us, but irrelevant for our child's school. At that age, the teachers and principal were of the mind-set that we needed to get our child adjusted to the school's program, and not the other way around.
The second time, in middle school, the report from the evaluation specifically recommended that teachers find ways to differentiate beyond what they usually did. Some have, some haven't, but at least there is more differentiation built into middle school. It did help us get our child out of a social-thinking workshop that a small group of students got placed in. Our kid hated it, and said "just because I am not neuro-typical doesn't mean they need to train me to conform to their expectations." We were able to argue that an academic "stretch" workshop was more in line with their own neuro-psych report.
Edited by slackermom, 13 March 2017 - 03:05 AM.