The Pediatric Neuropsychiatric Program provides care for children and adolescents with an autism spectrum disorder and/or an intellectual disability with co-morbid conditions (medical and/or psychiatric).
Our neuropsychiatry services involve the following:
Behavioral/Communication treatment interventions is based on structuring the environment to maximize your child's understanding and independent functioning, thereby decreasing undesirable behaviors.
Psychotherapeutic interventions and evaluations to teach safe expression of emotions, academic and pre-vocational skills, independent leisure and self-care skills, and important social behaviors.
Careful medication adjustments as necessary to enhance the individualís learning opportunities by helping to reduce overwhelming issues including anxiety, irritability, obsessions and compulsions, aggression, and self injury.
Medical evaluations to ensure that physical problems, including experience of pain, are not contributing to behavioral issues. Evaluations may include laboratory and other diagnostic tests and medical consultations with recommendations.
Teach effective intervention methods to families and community service providers, including schools, to promote smooth transitions from the hospital setting back into the community. The intervention plan is tailored to your child's specific needs.