Neurobehavioral Program

The Neurobehavioral Program serves youth ages 5 to 17 years old with an IQ of 50 or greater who experience Neurodevelopmental Disorders including Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Intellectual Developmental Disabilities. The goal of treatment is to reduce maladaptive behaviors by establishing fit between the environmental expectations and cognitive abilities, to teach adaptive coping skills and increase social skills allowing the individual to maintain safety in the community.

Residents are provided the following individual treatment plans based upon a Neurobehavioral assessment including:

  • Functional Behavioral Analysis
  • Psychosocial assessment
  • Psychiatric assessment

All residents receive the following services:

  • Psychiatric treatment and monitoring
  • 24 hour medical monitoring by a Registered Nurse
  • Individual, family and group counseling
  • Recreational therapy
  • 24/7 Milieu management to include social skills building
  • Education, including IEP services
  • Neurofeedback/Biofeedback

The following services are incorporated into the treatment plan when indicated:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy

Additional Program Components:

  • Staffing ratio is no less than 1 staff per every 5 youth
  • All staff are trained to utilize the Neurobehavioral Approach developed by Diane Malbin, MS through FASCETS, Inc.
  • Clinicians have been trained in the ARC model to address trauma.


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