Our board-certified and highly qualified health providers and staff provide all your child’s healthcare needs from birth through young adulthood. We also provide comprehensive behavioral services, including ADHD evaluation and management, IQ/Achievement testing and counseling services.

Behavioral Health

We are unique in that we offer complete diagnostic and management services not found elsewhere under one roof. Our combination of medical and behavioral care and educational and family support, makes us a complete resource center for ADHD/ADD children or adolescents and their families.

Our mission is to provide individuals concerned about the possibility of ADHD/ADD with thorough assessment and accurate diagnosis, and to provide the highest quality of care and management for the ADHD/ADD diagnosed individual, along with resources, support and information for families and schools.

The Assessment Process; Thorough Individual Assessments

Parents concerned about the possibility of ADHD should schedule an initial appointment with Dr. Wolff. This will be a preliminary assessment with discussion of individual diagnostic and treatment plan options. We have a variety of evaluation options, depending on your child’s individual needs. For children with complex issues, or for whom there are more serious concerns, a 5-6 week Comprehensive Team Evaluation is our most definitive diagnostic approach. This fee for service evaluation consists of in-depth assessments by Dr. Wolff, Mrs. Nancy Turner, Licensed Mental health Counselor, and Gail Patterson, Licensed School Psychologist.

Comprehensive Team Evaluation

The Comprehensive Team Evaluation is a broad-range, in-depth assessment for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder that not only offers definitive diagnosis, but also identifies other conditions commonly associated with ADHD such as learning disabilities or other behavioral conditions.

This evaluation begins with a clinical interview, an extensive information gathering session including parent/teacher rating scales. Subsequent components include an ADHD/ADD focused physical examination (including hearing and vision screening, and lab work when appropriate), full scale IQ and achievement testing, and the M-MAT Continuous Performance Test which objectively measures the core symptoms of inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity.

At the end of this multi-phase evaluation process, parents and caregivers will meet with the professionals involved to review the findings and discuss treatment recommendations. A complete written report is provided at this time.

The full evaluation generally takes approximately five (5) weeks, and consists of five separate appointments:

  • The first visit is an appointment with our Licensed Mental health Counselor, Mrs. Nancy Turner; this visit is to discuss medical, behavioral and social history, the reason for evaluation, i.e. grades, behavior issues or referral from teacher/doctor etc. Behavioral rating scales are provided for teachers, parents and the child, if age appropriate. Please bring to this visit your child’s last report card, a copy of cumulative folder, progress report and FCAT scores if applicable.
  • Your child will have an ADHD focused physical exam by Dr. Corey Wolff, which includes an eye exam, hearing screening, and additional general physical exam components based on your child’s age, needs, and physical history.
  • Your child will be given a Continuous Performance Test (CPT), which is a computer-based objective assessment that precisely and reliably measures the core symptoms of ADHD: hyperactivity, impulsivity and attention. While there are various CPTs on the market, The Wolff Center utilizes the M-MAT, which was developed by physicians at Harvard University, and provides precise, reliable and reproducible information on symptom severity under controlled conditions.
  • Our Licensed School Psychologist, Gail Patterson will administer your child’s academic testing, which includes full scale IQ testing (the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fourth Edition {WISC-IV}); as well as a Comprehensive Achievement Battery (the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test-Second Edition {WIAT-II}). These tests identify your child’s abilities, strengths, and weaknesses as well as clarify each individual child’s learning style. Additionally, these tools are used to diagnose learning disabilities and other educational concerns. (Please note that an alternative test may be used in situations where the provider feels appropriate.)
  • Your child will meet with Mrs. Nancy Turner for a behavioral assessment appointment. During this appointment, Ms. Turner gets acquainted with and interacts with your child in an age-appropriate manner in order to assess him/her for ADHD behaviors as well as any co-morbidities.
  • Your final appointment will be the Sharing of Findings where you will obtain the results of our evaluation. You will meet with the professionals involved to go over results, discuss treatment options and answer any questions you may have. At this appointment, you will be provided a comprehensive written report.

For an appointment or for additional information, please call our office at 850-474-4777, and select option 1.

Gail G. Patterson, Ed.S., NCSP

In addition to her participation in our Comprehensive Team Evaluations, Gail Patterson, Licensed School Psychologist, also offers individual consultations, including evaluations for gifted placement and full-scale IQ and Achievement Testing. For further information, please call our office and select Option 1.

Mrs. Patterson specializes in psychoeducational assessments for children and adolescents, and administers full scale IQ and achievement testing at The Wolff Center. She is a licensed and nationally certified school psychologist with over 30 years of experience. She specializes in comprehensive evaluations and interventions with preschool and school aged children. Mrs. Patterson is also a Certified Special Education Mediator, working through the Florida Department of Education to facilitate communication between parents and schools for children identified as needing Exceptional Student Education (ESE) services. Mrs. Patterson also serves on the Board of the Florida Association of School Psychologists (FASP).

Mrs. Nancy Turner, LMHC, NCC, NCBF

In addition to her participation in our Comprehensive Team Evaluations, Mrs. Nancy Turner, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, also provides individual and family counseling on a wide variety of issues. To make an appointment with Mrs. Nancy Turner, or for more information, please call our office and select Option 7.

Nancy is a Licensed and Nationally Certified counselor with over 15 years experience in mental health counseling. Mrs. Turner provides individual and group therapy, addressing familial issues with respect to multi-cultural and religious differences. Mrs. Turner is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. She is a nationally certified bereavement facilitator with experience in grief and loss services contracted through the Escambia County School Board. Mrs. Turner is available to provide parenting, separation and divorce classes. She holds degrees in Clinical Psychology and Biology. Mrs. Turner resides in Gulf Breeze with her husband of 30+ years and 3 children. In addition to private counseling services, Mrs. Turner is an active part of The Wolff Center’s comprehensive ADHD evaluation process.

To contact Mrs.Turner regarding counseling services you may send an email to NancyTurner@wolffcenter.com or call 850-474-4777 and choose Option 7.

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