Project Description

Neuro-Behavioral Rehabilitation Program

The Adult NeuroBehavioral Program

Rainbow’s NeuroBehavioral Program provides a unique care option when moderate to severe behaviors interfere with the goals of therapy and community re-entry. The program uses sound behavioral principles to reinforce positive behaviors.

The goal of the program is to transition individuals to the most independent and appropriate environment possible while giving them the tools to manage their behavior.

Applied Behavior Analysis

The role of Rainbow’s board certified behavior analysts is to understanding why a behavior occurs and formulate a plan to promote a positive change.

The behavior analyst meets regularly with individual clients to set goals, create a behavior plan and assess the client’s progress. Regular communication with members of the client’s treatment team ensures that the behavior plan is implemented with consistency.

NeuroBehavioral Treatment Team

The neurobehavioral program is directed by Dr. Colin King, a Ph.D.-level psychologist and a team of mental health specialists, including counselors, substance misuse recovery specialists and board certified behavior analysts. Dr. Carolyn Scott, neuropsychologist, provides consultation services and clinical guidance on case formulation and development.

Staff members at every level of the NeuroBehavioral Program are trained in positive behavior reinforcement techniques. A member of the mental health team is always on call for crisis intervention.

The Levels System

Residential clients in the NeuroBehavioral Program have the opportunity to progress to their highest level of independence while participating in the Levels System.  Four levels comprise the active intensity track of the Levels System, and each provides a slightly different set of expectations in terms of personal independence and intensity of structure and supervision.

The goal is for the individual to safely progress to the most independent community and residential setting possible. The Levels System features:

  • Psychologists, counselors, substance misuse professionals and behavior analysts on call 24/7.
  • Supervision by personnel trained in crisis prevention and positive behavior reinforcement techniques.
  • Secure homes; many located in rural settings.
  • A graduated model to progress to greater independence.
  • Clear expectations and structured supports.
  • Family participation welcomed.
  • Participation in Rainbow U, a program that focuses on clear treatment objectives using interesting and entertaining activities like art, music and sports.

Who Can Benefit

Rainbow’s NeuroBehavioral Program is appropriate for adults age 18 and over who are experiencing behavioral challenges.

Visit Rainbow’s Pediatric Program for information about the NeuroBehavioral Program for children and teens.

Mental Health Specialties

Qualified mental health professionals with expertise in counseling, substance misuse recovery and applied behavior analysis administer the program.



A traumatic injury can be devastating to an individual and their family. To help, licensed professional counselors, psychologists and social workers provide group and individual therapy. Sessions focus on:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment issues
  • Grief
  • Coping skills
  • Brain injury education

Substance Misuse Recovery

Individuals with a dual diagnosis of substance misuse and brain injury receive comprehensive care utilizing evidence-based treatments to help them live substance free. Treatment may include:

  • Participation in an on-site 12-step program
  • Motivational interviewing and reality therapy
  • Integrating psychiatric, addictionist, nutritional and pain management specialists
  • Peer recovery support
  • Cognitive rehabilitation
  • Drug and alcohol screens
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Participation in health recreational activities

Substance misuse team members have a minimum of a master’s degree in counseling, psychology, or social work and are Certified Advanced Addictions Counselors.