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Child and Adolescent Services

Child and Adolescent Treatment Services

The Clinical and Health Psychology Clinic provides services for children, adolescents, and their families with a variety of presenting concerns, including the following:

  • Inattention, hyperactivity, concentration difficulties at school, home, or other settings
    • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Behavioral difficulties including acting out, defiance, and rule breaking
    • Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder
  • Sadness, hopelessness
    • Depression and mood disorders
  • Worry, fear, panic attacks, separation anxiety, obsessions/compulsions
    • Anxiety disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Trauma-related difficulties
    • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder, social difficulties
  • Toileting problems
    • Enuresis, encopresis
  • Feeding difficulties
  • Adjustment difficulties related to family, school, or other stressors
  • Parent-child relational problems
  • Adherence and coping with pediatric medical regimens
  • Tourette’s Disorder and tic disorders

Our clinic uses a range of evidence-based treatments, which are tailored to meet specific presenting concerns. Evidence-based treatments provided by our clinic include behavioral therapies, cognitive-behavioral therapies, parent behavioral management, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). To learn more about common psychological symptoms and evidence-based psychological treatments for children and adolescents, please visit www.effectivechildtherapy.com.

If you have questions about our available child and adolescent treatment services, please contact our clinic at (352) 265-0294.

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Child and Adolescent Evaluation and Assessment Services

The Clinical and Health Psychology Clinic provides a wide range of evaluation and assessment services for children and adolescents. The following services are currently available:

  • Comprehensive psychological assessments are available to evaluate for ADHD, intellectual disabilities, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Depending on presenting concerns, assessments may include measures of intellectual, academic, attentional, and language abilities, as well as behavioral, emotional, social, and adaptive functioning as rated by parents, teachers, and children. Assessments are also available for learning disabilities and giftedness, although these services are not covered by most insurance plans.
  • Comprehensive neuropsychological assessments which assess academic, behavioral, and cognitive problems occurring in children who have medical or developmental conditions.
  • Briefer intake assessments are available to evaluate concerns regarding behavioral and emotional functioning, and to provide recommendations for treatment services in our clinic.

If you have questions about our available child and adolescent assessment services, please contact our clinic at (352) 265-0294. If you have questions about assessment services covered by your insurance plan, please call our clinic and ask to speak with our financial counselor.

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Child and Adolescent Providers

Child and adolescent services are supervised by faculty who specialize in clinical child and pediatric psychology, as well as faculty who specialize in pediatric neuropsychology. Faculty are listed below, along with their specific areas of interest and expertise.

Clinical Child and Pediatric Faculty:

 

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David Fedele, Ph.D.

Specializes in the assessment and treatment of internalizing disorders, including anxiety and depression, disruptive behavioral disorders, and adjustment to acute and chronic medical conditions. Dr. Fedele is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and APA Division 54 (Society of Pediatric Psychology).

 

 

 

 

David Janicke

David Janicke, Ph.D.

Specializes in the assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding problems, toileting issues, pain, disruptive behavioral disorders, and adjustment to acute and chronic medical conditions. Dr. Janicke is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and a Fellow of APA Division 54 (Society of Pediatric Psychology).

 

 

 

 

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Cynthia Johnson, PhD.

Specializes in the assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder and other neurodevelopmental disorders.  Dr. Johnson is a member of the International Society of Autism Research, the American Psychological Association (APA) and a Fellow of APA Division 33 (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities/Autism Spectrum Disorders).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Brenda Wiens, Ph.D.

Specializes in assessment of ADHD, disruptive behavioral disorders, and associated academic concerns. Supervises therapy services for ADHD, disruptive behavior, depression, anxiety, and adjustment difficulties due to trauma or stressors. Dr. Wiens is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and APA Divisions 53 (Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology) and 54 (Society of Pediatric Psychology).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pediatric Neuropsychology Faculty:

Shelley Heaton

Shelley Heaton, Ph.D.

Specializes in pediatric neuropsychological evaluations which assess academic, behavioral, and cognitive problems occurring in children who have medical or developmental conditions. Supervises therapy services for children and their families. Dr. Heaton is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and APA Division 40 (Society for Clinical Neuropsychology), the International Neuropsychological Society, the Florida Brain Injury Association, and the International Neurotrauma Society.

 

 

 

Krestin Radonovich

Krestin Radonovich, Ph.D.

Specializes in neuropsychological assessment of neurological and developmental disorders, with a particular specialty in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Provides individualized programs on teaching social cognition in children with ASD and social interaction difficulties.  Dr. Radonovich is a member of the International Neuropsychological Society and the International Society for Autism Research.