Protocol

Cumberland Hospital - Neurobehavioral Protocol

Upon admission each child participates in a comprehensive multi-disciplinary team assessment. Medical assessment and treatment includes consultations from a pediatric neurologist, pediatric psychiatrist and/or neuropsychologist as necessary, in conjunction with daily management by a behavioral/developmental pediatrician.

Following this comprehensive evaluation, a Master Treatment Plan is developed that considers the child’s unique, specialized needs. Because of Cumberland’s small size and specialized staff, each child receives personalized treatment in a nurturing environment.

In most cases, initial treatment includes medication adjustment, school and behavioral programming. Additional therapies may also be provided as indicated by each child’s Individual Education Plan (IEP):

  • Speech/Language Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Specialized Education Services
  • Other services as needed

Individual levels of functioning and progress determine patient admission and treatment duration. Initial treatment to assess and stabilize problematic behaviors often lasts 60 to 120 days. Subsequent services, including long-term residence and community adaptation can last six months or longer, according to individual need.