ADHD is a lifelong condition and may require medication, we advocate a
careful and thorough assessment which consists of far more than a simple
checklist or brief office visit. Ruling out other disorders and
assessing for possible co-existing disorders assists in proper diagnosis
and addressing areas of difficulties.
We specialize in
performing comprehensive psychological evaluations for child, adolescent
or adult Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder as well as common
co-existing conditions such as Learning Disability,
coordination difficulties, mood difficulties such as anxiety or
depression, and behavior difficulties such as Opposition Defiant
Disorder (ODD), and Conduct Disorder.
We also provide assessment
for adults and for college students to assist in determing eligibility
for accomodations for ADHD or Learning Disability and for accomodations
for their studies or for college entrance examinations.
Serving the North Central Florida Community for more than 20 years.
Ernest J. Bordini, Ph.D., Executive Director
Child Adolecent and Adult
Forensic and Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment
Child Psychotherapy Anxiety & Mood Disorders
Regilda Romero, Ph.D.
Psychology Resident, Pediatric Neuropsychology
*residents and trainees are under supervision of Dr. Bordini
PHYSICAL ARRANGEMENT OF ROOM:
__A. seating student near the teacher.
__B. seating student near a positive role model
__C. standing near the student when giving directions or presenting lessons
__D. avoiding distracting stimuli(air conditioner, high traffic area, etc.)
__E. increasing the distance between the desks
__F. additional accommodations:
__A. pairing students to check work
__B. writing key points on the board
__C. providing peer tutoring
__D. providing visual aids
__E. providing peer notetaker
__F. making sure directions are understood
__G. including a variety of activities during each lesson
__H. breaking longer presentations into shorter segments
__I. additional accomodations
__J. providing written outline
__K. allowing student to tape record lessons
__L. having student review key points orally
__M. teaching through multisensory “modes”
__N using computer-assisted Instruction
offices have more than 20 years of experience in the Gainesville and
Ocala areas in the assessment and treatment of Attention Deficit
Hyperactivity Disorder in the North Central Florida Community.
Age-appropriate Cognitive Behavioral Groups
Visit the other pages on our site for ADHD information or visit the ADHD page on our CPANCF.COM website.
Gainesville office Located in the Crown Pointe Office Complex in the
Millhopper shopping area: 2121 NW 40th Terrace, Suite B, Gainesville FL
Ocala office located in the Palm Medical Plaza office complex.
Click on the Contact Link for maps. For appointments call (352) 336-2888
Mastercard and Visa accepted.
ASSIGNMENTS and WORKSHEETS
__A. giving extra time to complete tasks-
__B. simplifying complex directions
__C. handing worksheets out one at a time
__D. reducing the reading level of the assignments
__E. requiring fewer correct responses to achieve grade:
__F. allowing student to tape record assignments/homework
__G. providing a structured routine in writing form
__H. providing study skills training/learning strategies
__I. giving frequent short quizzes and avoiding long tests
__J. shortening assignments; breaking work Into smaller segments
__K. allowing typewritten or computer printed assignments
__L. additional accommodations:
__M. using self-monitoring devices
__N. reducing homework
__O. not grading handwriting
CHADD OF ALACHUA COUNTY:
Visit the CHADD.ORG website for Chadd of Alachua County Contact info.
ADVOCACY COALITION - Support and Education for Parents who have
children with mental health needs. Gainesville Office: (352) 374-9873 or
PACgville@att.net. Has local meetings as well chapters around the state
use the AMAZON LINKS Below to find suggested readings include the
Hyperactive Child, Adolescent and Adult, books or videotapes by Sam
Goldstein or Russell Barkley, and books by Mel Levine.
__A. allowing open book exams
__B. giving exam orally (ie reading test items to student)
__C. giving take-home tests
__D using more objective items (fewer essay responses)
__E. allowing student to give test answers on tape recorder
__F. giving frequent short quizzes, not long exams
__G. additional accommodations:
__H. allowing extra time for exam
__I. Reading test item to student
__A. suggesting parenting programs(s)
__B monitoring student closely on field trip
__C. In-servicing teacher(s) on child's disability
__D. providing social skills group experiences
__E. developing intervention strategies for transitional periods (e.g. cafeteria, physical education, etc.)
__F. alerting bus driver
__G. suggesting agency involvement
__H. providing group/individual counseling
__A. providing peer assistance with organizational skills
__B. assigning volunteer homework buddy
__C. allowing student to have an extra set of books at home
__D. sending daily/weekly progress reports home
__E. developing a reward system for in-school work and homework completion
__F. providing student with a homework assignment notebook
__G. additional accommodations:
__A. praising specific behaviors
__B. using self-monitoring strategies
__C. giving extra privileges and rewards
__D. keeping classroom rules simple and clear
__E. making "prudent use" of negative consequences
__F. allowing for short breaks between assignments
__G. cuing student to stay on task (nonverbal signal)
__H. marking student's correct answers, not his/her mistakes.
__I. implementing a classroom behavior management system
__J. allowing student time out of seat to run errands, etc.
__K. Ignoring inappropriate behaviors not drastically outside classroom limits.
__L. Additional accommodations
__M. allowing legitimate movement
__N. contracting with the student
__O. increasing the immediacy of rewards
__P. implementing time-out procedures