The Neurobehavioral Programs at Kennedy Krieger Institute constitute a comprehensive continuum of care designed to serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities with co-occurring problem behavior. This continuum includes inpatient, intensive outpatient, outpatient, consultation, and follow-up services. The mission of these programs is to fully integrate patient care, research, training, and advocacy to achieve the best possible outcomes with patients, and to benefit the broader community of individuals with severe behavioral dysfunction. The primary treatment approach utilized across all programs is applied behavior analysis, however the inpatient unit also provides fully integrated interdisciplinary care. Factors driving the development and expansion of these programs are described, as are the processes and systems by which the mission objectives are achieved.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Psychology
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health