a one-of-a-kind program in Connecticut

Neurobehavioral program is long-term rehabilitation for acquired brain injuryThe NBP at HSC is a comprehensive, community reintegration program for adults who have sustained an acquired brain injury (ABI) and have struggled in society due to problems managing their behavior effectively. The NBP provides integrated neurorehabilitation to maximize the likelihood that individuals lead successful and meaningful lives.

Mission

  • To prepare individuals with ABI for community life by teaching compensatory strategies that target cognitive, emotional, and interpersonal challenges.

Treatment

  • Inpatient setting with close monitoring and supervision 24/7
  • Person-centered approach that uses rehabilitation techniques from cognitive-behavioral and learning theories
  • Daily individual and group sessions led by interdisciplinary team members
  • Structured daily routines with expectations for activities of daily living
  • Opportunity to establish healthy sleep and fitness routines
  • Emphasis on community re-integration with weekly outings with staff

Common Problems Addressed

  • Emotional dysregulation leading to aggression
  • Poor judgement and safety awareness
  • Inappropriate social behavior
  • Impulsivity
  • Cognitive deficits that interfere with activities of daily living

Program Objectives

  • Emotional and behavioral stabilization
  • Healthy lifestyle habit formation
  • Life skill acquisition

The Interdisciplinary Treatment Team

  • Psychologists
  • Physicians (Physiatrist and Psychiatrist)
  • Nurses
  • Therapists (Occupational, Recreational, Speech-Language)
  • Social Workers
  • Behavioral Technicians
  • Dietician
  • Pastoral Care
  • Patient
  • Family
  • Conservators

Leadership

Jennifer R. Cromer, PhD
Clinical Neuropsychologist, Program Director
Kathleen Scavetta, RN, CRRN
Clinical Coordinator
Dennis Rosati, MD, FAAPMR
Physiatrist, Medical Director
Dawn Kittredge, RN
Clinical Coordinator
Colette S. Elliott, PhD
Rehabilitation Psychologist
Scott Savner, BS
Senior Behavioral Specialist>
Heather Sprole, BS, CTRS
Operations Manager