Neuropsychiatric Residential Treatment

kidsThe Neurobehavioral program at The Meridell Achievement Center, a licensed residential treatment center outside of Austin, Texas, has provided state of the art Neuropsychiatric evaluation and treatment since 1996.

The facility’s Neurobehavioral Services Programs include the following:

  • Neurobehavioral Programs Medical Director ( Child Psychiatrist)
  • Child Psychiatrists
  • Pediatric Neuropsychologist
  • Consulting Pediatric Neurologist
  • Consulting Child Neuropsychiatrist
  • Consulting Pediatric Neuropsychologist
  • Master’s level therapists

The facility is fully accredited and is considered a Center of Excellence by several managed care organizations. For additional, more specific information, or to schedule a tour, please follow the link to www.meridell.com

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF POSSIBLE BRAIN DISORDER

  • Repetitive rage behavior (Pathological Aggression) with no provocation or gain
  • Impulsivity with aggression
  • Chronic irritability or bad mood
  • Poor planning skills (runaway with no plan, no money, nowhere to go)
  • Short attention span & poor memory
  • Laboratory evidence (abnormal CT scan, MRI, or EEG)
  • History of neurological disease (seizure disorder, encephalitis)
  • Abnormal Neuropsychological test results
  • Head injury or multiple concussions with loss of consciousness
  • Exposure to toxic substances (medications/substance abuse in pregnancy)
  • Lack of prenatal care, difficult pregnancy or childbirth with late development
  • No birth history or early developmental history available due to adoption

 

SCHOOL BEHAVIORS TEACHERS MAY REPORT

  • Inability to remain focused
  • Inability to retain information
  • Limited verbal skills
  • Difficulty starting, changing, or maintaining activities
  • Ineffective visual-motor skills
  • Ineffective sequential processing
  • Poor problem-solving
  • Poor organizational and planning skills
  • Ineffective social awareness and adjustment
  • Impaired emotional adjustment