About Us

Management of learning, developmental, or behavioral difficulties can be difficult. Seemingly unrelated factors can combine to impact the child’s development, behavior, and social relationships. At the Tridas Center we perform evaluations with the whole child in mind to formulate and manage the best intervention plan, provide access to existing resources, and improve the family’s quality of life.

Eric Tridas, MD, FAAP

Eric Tridas

Dr. Tridas is the Medical Director of the Tridas Center for Child Development and President of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Consultants, Inc.  He is a Developmental Pediatrician who specializes in the diagnosis and management of handicapping conditions including ADHD, learning differences, dyslexia, autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities and other neurodevelopmental and behavioral problems.

He is Clinical Associate Professor in Pediatrics at the University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine, a member of the National Joint Committee on Learning disabilities (NJCLD) and Immediate Past President of the International Dyslexia Association. Dr. Tridas is also the State Medical Director for Pediatric Health Choice-Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Facilities (PPEC).   Dr. Tridas is a founder and partner of Tridas, LLC, a software company that developed the Tridas eWriter, an application for web based structured interviews of caregivers and teachers that generates a customized evaluation report and provides hundreds of specific recommendations.

Dr. Tridas has resided in the Tampa Bay area since 1982.  He completed his fellowship in Ambulatory Pediatrics with emphasis on Developmental Disabilities at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston.  During that time he held an appointment as a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University.  Dr. Tridas completed his residency in Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.  He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine in 1977.

Dr. Tridas lectures nationally and internationally on topics such as dyslexia, learning disorders, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, anxiety, executive functions and other behavioral and developmental pediatrics related subjects.

Dr. Tridas edited a book for parents titled From ABC to ADHD: What Every Parent Should Know About Dyslexia and Attention Problems.

Nancy Carnevale, MD, FAAP

Nancy Carnevale

Dr. Carnevale is a board certified Neurodevelopmental Pediatrician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She completed her medical degree at Brown University and an internship and residency in Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut. After practicing general pediatrics for 7 years in rural Massachusetts, she did a fellowship in child development at Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University Medical School. Following her training, Dr. Carnevale served on the staff of the Child Development Center and was a Clinical Assistant Professor at Brown University. Dr. Carnevale has conducted research in the developmental follow-up of premature infants. She has a special interest in gifted children and the primary care of developmentally disabled children.

Dr. Carnevale has resided in the Tampa Bay Area since 2001 and has been with the Tridas Center since 2002.  She lectures statewide on topics such as autism spectrum disorders, developmental surveillance of children, ADHD, developmental delays and the impact of genetic disorders in development and behavior.

Our Staff

Carla - Office Manager

Carla – Office Manager

Julie - Registered Nurse

Julie – Registered Nurse

Kathleen - New Appointments Coordinator

Kathleen – New Appointments Coordinator

Liz - Receptionist

Liz – Receptionist

Our Associates

Jesse Steif, Ed.S., NCSP

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Jesse Steif is a licensed and Nationally Certified School Psychologist and a certified reading-endorsed teacher. His areas of expertise include assessment and remediation of dyslexia and other Specific Learning Disorders, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Intellectual Disabilities, and other conditions that may affect a child’s ability to learn. He has extensive experience in administering and interpreting a wide variety of psycho-educational assessment tools in order to create customized plans to meet a child’s individual needs. As a former elementary school teacher and a current dual practice school psychologist working both privately and in the public schools, Jesse is uniquely well-versed in navigating the often confusing structures and procedures of the school system. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and an Educational Specialist (Ed.S) degree in School Psychology, both from the University of Central Florida.

Cheryl Pe,Psy. S., NCSP

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Cheryl Pe received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Florida. She received her Specialist degree in School Psychology at Nova Southeastern University. She is a Licensed School Psychologist in the state of Florida; as well as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. She currently works for the Pinellas County school district and has 11 years of experience. Ms. Pe is experienced at working with students identified with cognitive delays, autism, specific learning disabilities and varying exceptionalities from pre-kindergarten through college. Ms. Pe conducts psychoeducational evaluations to determine educational needs, learning characteristics, and behavioral needs relevant to educational planning and diagnoses.