Neurobehavioral Outpatient Clinic

Kennedy Krieger Institute • 707 North Broadway • Baltimore, MD 21205

Director:

Patricia Kurtz, PhD

About Our Program:

The Neurobehavioral Outpatient Clinic provides the following services for children with severe behavioral disorders:

  • Consultation Service: The Consultation Service provides consultative services to schools and residential programs that require assistance with students or residents with behavioral problems.
  • Day Treatment Program: For those patients in need of longer-term services, the Day Treatment Program provides behavioral assessment and treatment services in the clinic ona weekly basis for two to 12 hours per week.
  • Intensive Behavioral Day Treatment: The Intensive Behavioral Day Treatment program provides more intensive outpatient behavioral assessment and services to patients. This program is designed to provide intensive behavioral therapy approximately 12 to 20 hours per week while allowing individuals to remain in their home and attend their regular school. The number of hours of therapy per week is equivalent to that received on an inpatient admission; however, these services are provided with the client and his/her family or care providers in a clinic setting. Once an effective intervention is developed, the treatment is generalized to the home, school and other appropriate locations in the community. Clients are seen approximately three to five hours, up to five days each week for 10 to 12 weeks. Following the intensive portion of the program, the individual receives follow-up services to monitor maintenance of treatment gains.
  • Follow-up Program: After patients are discharged from the NBU Inpatient Service, they are served by the NBU Follow-up program. Varying levels of service are provided by the follow-up program depending on the needs of the patient. Services include provision of additional training to care providers in the implementation of the patient’s behavioral program, as well as ongoing behavioral assessment and treatment services. Because there is close collaboration and overlap of professional staff across the different programs, there is ongoing discussion and evaluation with regard to level of care needed by the persons served.

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Contacts:

To make a referral or request an initial evaluation:
Contact our Care Management Office
Toll-Free Referral: (888) 554-2080
Local Referral: (443) 923-9400

Download the Neurobehavioral Team Screening Form.*

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Related Materials and Information
Additional Diagnoses Served: 
Severe Behavior Problems
Self-injurious Behavior