New Patients

Welcome to the Tridas Center. We thank you for choosing our child development and behavior services. In order to expedite the appointment making process, please review the following information.

Call 813-876-8316 x3 to make an appointment

To schedule the first appointment for your child’s evaluation call 813-876-8316 x3. Our appointment coordinator will provide you with information about the evaluation and assist you in making  an appointment.

Complete the online questionnaire

If you have already made an appointment for your child, please continue to Tridas eWriter® to begin or continue the questionnaires process. Please note that you do not have have to complete it all at one time. Parents can expect to spend 45 – 60 minutes and teachers 15 – 20 minutes on the questionnaires.

If you have questions, call us at 813-876-8316 x3 or email us at info@thetridascenter.com.

What will happen during the Initial Evaluation?

Our initial evaluation consists of two or three visits, depending on the need for further testing. During the first visit, the doctor will interview parents to take a thorough history.  This will include a review of  the reason for the visit, your child’s educational history, early development, birth, health and your family’s history. The doctor will also review the online questionnaires completed by the caregivers and teachers.  During that visit our nurse will weigh and measure your child, check vision and hearing and administer certain developmental tests.  This visit lasts 1 1/2 – 2 hours.

If necessary, the doctor may order further tests following the initial visit.  These psycho-educational tests are administered by licensed school psychologists who consult with our center. Our front desk staff will schedule these appointments, if needed, after the first visit is completed.  The doctor will inform you of the tests that have been ordered and our staff will discuss the cost of such services.

During the final visit, or “feedback session”, the doctor will review the findings of our evaluations with you and recommend an intervention plan. This visit is very important because it gives the physician an opportunity to explain the issues identified in the evaluation. You will learn about your child’s strengths and weaknesses, and what to do about them. Please do not bring your child to this visit, unless the doctor has instructed you to do so.

To get more details about the evaluation, including the cost, what to tell your child and other important details please go to the FAQ page on our website.

What is the cost of an evaluation?

Please see the financial policy and fee schedule page.