Alliance for Accreditation and Certification

Alliance Conference 2019 — Program

Eric Tridas

Eric Tridas, MD, FAAP
The Developmental Web: A practical approach to the diagnosis and management of individuals with learning and behavior challenges.

Dr. Tridas is the Director of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics at Pediatric Epilepsy and Neurology Specialists, Clinical Associate Professor in Pediatrics at the University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine, member of the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD), Associate member for the Advisory Committee on Exceptional Children and Youth for the Office of Overseas Schools, United States Department of State. Dr. Tridas is Past President of the International Dyslexia Association. He is also the State Medical Director for Pediatric Health Choice-Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Facilities (PPEC). He is an International Advisor for Project Difference, an organization that provides support for children with learning differences in Barcelona, Spain.

Dr. Tridas is a Developmental Pediatrician who specializes in the diagnosis and management of neurodevelopmental conditions including ADHD, learning differences, dyslexia, autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities and other developmental and behavioral problems. Dr. Tridas is also 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 is the recipient of the 2017 International Dyslexia Association Margaret Rawson Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2016 and 2017 he was chosen by his peers as Top Doctor in Developmental Pediatrics in the Tampa Magazine. He was inducted in the International Dyslexia Association Sylvia Richardson Hall of Fame in 2014 and received the IMSLEC Innovator Award in 2012.

Dr. Tridas lectures and consults 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.

He edited and co-authored From ABC to ADHD: What Every Parent Should Know About Dyslexia and Attention Problems.

Dr. Tridas has resided in the Tampa Bay area in Florida 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 and is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.

Most parents and teachers wonder "what's wrong" with a student who presents with learning and behavior challenges. While this quest to find what's wrong may lead to a diagnosis, it does not always translate into a solution to the child's (and the adults who work with him/her) problems. During this presentation Dr. Tridas will describe the interaction between learning, attention, anxiety and executive functions and the problems that they cause for these students, their parents and teachers. Dr. Tridas will summarize the impact that these symptoms have on different neurodevelopmental functions and their effect on reading, writing, time management, organization, social relationships and behavior regulation. During the presentation, Dr. Tridas will also briefly describe general educational, psychological and medical strategies used to manage these challenges and ways of ensuring their efficacy.