Why the Center for Neurobehavioral Services?
Neurodevelopmental disorders, medical issues and trauma can all result in behavior problems, which are caused by altered brain function or development. Children dealing with many of these issues may have adequate cognitive skills, but may have social and emotional delays, so that their behaviors seem like those of younger peers. These behaviors can be difficult to manage at home. Traditional methods often work to some extent or not at all. This can lead to parents and patients becoming overwhelmed and frusterated.
That’s where we come in. We are up to the task of working with patients and families who have tried other providers and approaches to no avail. Our combined years of experience, coupled with our depth in both background and training allow us to provide extensive treatment services. We work closely with family members and other healthcare professionals in the community to better serve patients.
In addition to many major insurance plans, we accept Medicaid. This is a point of difference, as many other facilities in our area do not accept this payment method.
CNS is a private practice in Fort Wayne, Indiana, providing outpatient services for high-risk, special needs children and their families. Our focus is on youth ages 2-22. Our team includes neuropsychologists, counselors, and art therapists.
We focus on children and teens with known or suspected conditions, including:
- Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
- Children exposed to substances in utero
- Cognitive and behavioral issues from genetic/chromosomal abnormalities
- Complex medical conditions
- Developmental delays/disorders
- Congenital and traumatic brain injuries
- Autism spectrum
We are contracted providers with Medicaid, TriCare and many major insurance companies.
The treatment of the population we serve requires a strategic approach, employing a variety of methodologies and techniques. We take into account the developmental and cognitive functioning in addition to the clinical needs of the patient. We are constantly evaluating the latest research and patient feedback to improve client care and outcomes.
We provide: individual therapy, art therapy, family therapy, neuropsychological testing, and adolescent psychiatric medication management.
Services are provided by appointment only at our office 9 am-5 pm Monday-Thursday and 9 am- 2 pm Friday. We have limited evening and Saturday hours for existing patients.
What to Expect
The patient experience and approach differs according to the service(s) rendered.
You will be scheduled for an initial evaluation first. Before your appointment you will be mailed a packet of paperwork. In the paperwork, you will be asked to answer questions pertaining to: developmental history, health history as well as provide information about the patient’s home and school environment. It is very important to arrive 20 mins prior to your appointment and have your paperwork filled out completely. By doing this, it ensures the professional conducting the interview has ample time to review the patient’s information.
After your initial appointment, we will request medical and educational records. The information you provide, as well as information from records and from the initial appointment will be organized and serve as a guide to select which neuropsychological test(s) the patient will need. Many insurance companies require prior authorization for testing. We will submit a request for prior authorization for you. Once we receive notice that your testing has been authorized, we will call and schedule testing. This process can take several weeks.
Testing will take 3-5 hours, depending on the patient. We do take breaks and drinks and snacks are welcome. For parents and caregivers, we will have questionnaires for you to fill out, too! It is important that a caregiver who knows the child well is present to answer these questions.
Following testing, you will schedule a results consultation approximately four weeks after the patient’s testing date. This is when we go over test results and recommendations.
We have several different therapist that specialize in different areas. We will review the information you provide during your initial phone call and take the time to match you with the right therapist.
Before your appointment you will be mailed a packet of paperwork. In the paperwork, you will be asked to answer questions pertaining to: developmental history, health history as well as provide information about the patient’s home and school environment. It is very important to arrive 20 mins prior to your appointment and have your paperwork filled out completely. By doing this, it ensures the professional conducting the interview has ample time to review the patient’s information.
In the first few appointments the patient and child will focus on getting to know one another and establishing a relationship. It is our mission to educate and empower people to maximize their potential. When the patient wins, we win.
General Policies and Procedures
Patients are expected to submit payment for all services rendered. Co-payments will be collected at the time of service. We count on patients to be invested in their care, creating treatment goals and monitoring treatment progress.
Following are some links to both national and local resources:
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Indiana Resource Center for Families with Special Needs
National Center for Learning Disabilities
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
MUMS(National Parent to Parent Network for parents of children with disabilities
Exceptional Parent Magazine
International Dyslexia Association
Association for Play Therapy
Erin’s House for Grieving Children
Center for Non-Violence
Do you have what it takes to join the CNS team? We are seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:
3010 E. State Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805