Brain Injury Assessment.  Definition: The assessment of traumatic and acquired brain injury.


Brain Injury Assessment . Com 

Brain Injury Assessment involves the integration of medical findings, neuropsychological test findings, history, personality, motivational factors and an understanding of the skills and demands the individual must face.

 

CONTACT:

2121 NW 40th Terr. Suite B  Gainesville, FL 32605

352-336-2888   info@cpancf.com

Our main offices are in Gainesville and Ocala, though  forensic out-of-town evaluations can be made by arrangement.

Clinical Psychology Associates of North Central Florida, has more than 20 years of experience in the neuropsychological assessment of brain injury involving adults, adolescents and children. We specialize in comprehensive assessments which often require 2-3 days of interview and neuropsychological testing.  We believe in an approach which is sensitive to detecting deficits in memory, executive functions, motor skills, attention and higher cognitive functions as well as sensitive to detecting issues which may impact on test validity and other factors which can influence performance. 

We have a tradition of performing such assessments in the forensic arena, and strive to maintain a relative balance of plaintiff-referred and defense-referred neuropsychological IME evaluations.

Visit our other sites for more about neuropsychology and assessment of traumatic brain injury (TBI), classification of head injury, memory disorders, information about other acquired brain injuries such as anoxia, toxic injuries, and assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD and Learning Disabilities.

OUR NEUROPSYCHOLOGISTS:

Ernest J. Bordini, Ph.D., Florida Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Bordini Vita (pdf)

Regilda A. Romero, Ph.D., Psychology Resident

 

 

Links to Brain Injury Articles:

When Children Butt Heads on the Field: Childhood Sports Concussions

Preventing Summertime Head Injuries --- Reprinted from Gainesville Family Magazine 
  

Cognitive Impairments in TBI: Pharmacological Treatment Considerations. TBI Challenge! Vol. 5, No. 2, 2001 by Robert Perna and Ernest Bordini 

Resources and readings for Improving Memory

Resources for Dementia Caregivers (Amazon Books)

 
  Dr. Romero joins Clinical Psychology Associates of North
  Central Florida as a Psychology Resident under the supervision of Ernest J. Bordini, Ph.D. while completing final requirements for her application for Florida licensure as a Licensed Psychologist.
 
Her primary areas of interest are pediatric neuropsychological assessment, neurodevelopmental disorders, multicultural psychology, special education and transitional services. She has depth of experience in the assessment and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Attention-Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and learning disabilities.
  
Dr. Romero most recently held position as full-time Assistant Professor at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University, Twin Cities and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of  Minnesota Department of Pediatrics, Division of Global Pediatrics. 

 Dr. Romero earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from
Palo Alto University in 2008. She completed her pediatric neuropsychology internship at the Virginia Beach Cities Public School and a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology in the Division of Pediatric Clinical Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota  Medical Center/Amplatz Children’s Hospital in August 2010.

 

To learn more about Neuropsychological Assessment visit the Cpancf.com Neuropsych Assessment page

At this time we only perform neuropsychological assessment in personal injury cases when retained by plaintiff or defense attorney.  We feel that this policy best protects the interests of all, particularly when issues of extent of injury and validity of performance are at stake.  This also ensures a high standard required when assessments are being performed in a forensic context.

We also perform assessment in fitness for duty, disability and impaired professional cases.  Again, we consider these forensic context cases, and do not bill health insurance for these forensic neuropsychological services.

It is our ethical obligations to object to third party observation, taping or recording.  We also hold that such evaluations if performed under recording or observation should ethically contain a disclaimer that results may have been influenced in known and unknown ways by the observation and should be considered with due caution about the potential reliability and comparibility of such assessments performed under standardized conditions.

For the most part we no longer perform forensic criminal neuropsychological evaluations in the state of Florida.  The JAC system has unreasonable limits and delays in payments.  Despite reasonable attempts, efforts to get paid result in unanswered calls and letters from otherwise honorable judges and attorneys we have worked with in the past.  Discussion with other psychologists around the state indicates this is a statewide problem.



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