Neuropsychological testing should be thorough and can take up to two (or sometimes three) days to complete. Multiple measures of a particular cognitive function to examine for consistency is usually indicated in forensic settings. In forensic settings formal testing for malingering or reduced effort with tests designed for this purpose is suggested. While test patters are also helpful, little research has been conducted concerning the potential error rate of utilizing a virtually unlimited number of test pattern indicators.
A thorough neuropsychological evaluation should generally provide for evaluation of the following:
1. General Cognitive abilities
2. Academic Achievement
3. Sensory Perceptual Skills
4. Motor speed, coordination, and planning
5. Attention, Concentration and mental processing speed in visual and auditory modalities
6. Comparison of right and left hand performance
7. Assessment of language functions such as fluency and naming
8. Assessment of nonverbal skills such as construction
9. Assessment of verbal and nonverbal memory including retention and learning rates
10. Assessment of executive functions and cognitive flexibility
11. Assessment of personality and emotional adjustment.
Dr. Bordini has experience in state and federal courts providing depositions and expert court testimony. With more than 18 years of licensed experience, he has provided neuropsychological evaluations for the courts, defense as well as plaintiff attorney's, the Federal Aviation Administration, Hospitals, Employers, Worker's Compensation, Vocational Administration, as well as for Disability Insurance Carriers.
His evaluations of criminal defendants has largely involved homicide cases and has involved a number of cases of multiple homicide, including a neuropsychological evaluation of Aileen Wournos at the request of the State Attorney's office. He has also testified in a number of death penalty appeal cases.
Unfortunately, in Florida, as of 2007, evaluation of criminal defendants has been greatly hampered by limits on expert fees and delays in payments to experts by the JAC system. At this time we are only accepting private cases.
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