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About the Neuropsychiatric Special Care Program

The Neuropsychiatric Special Care Program at Children's Hospital Colorado treats children and adolescents with an intellectual or developmental disability, who are experiencing a behavioral or mental health crisis. We offer evidence-based behavioral and psychiatric treatment, which means that the treatment your child receives is supported by current research. We provide inpatient and partial hospitalization services that are staffed with experts in their respective areas.

Our team members include:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Pediatric mental health nurse practitioners
  • Board-certified behavior analysts (BCBA)
  • Master's level therapists
  • Behavioral health specialists
  • Registered nurses
  • Occupational therapist
  • Creative arts therapists

Why choose Children’s Colorado?

Our team of experts provides individualized, multidisciplinary care for children with special needs. In addition to our work with your child, we provide support and education for parents and caregivers, and we encourage school teams and community providers to participate regularly in your child’s treatment.

Who we serve

We care for children and adolescents ages 4 to 17 years with a diagnosis of an intellectual or developmental disability who are experiencing a mental health or behavioral crisis.

Services we provide

In our Program, your child will receive individual and group treatment using a systematic approach involving:

  • Innovative multi-modal treatment incorporating Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to address behavioral and psychiatric concerns.
  • Medication management by our team of psychiatric providers
  • Multi-family groups to provide support and skill-building opportunities for caregivers
  • Caregiver training and education to support the implementation of interventions across settings. These are scheduled with parents to improve generalization of outcomes.

Compassionate care, wherever you are

We’re here when you need us. Telehealth appointments are available across every specialty, so you can get the high-quality care we’ve always offered from the comfort, privacy and convenience of home.

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Get to know our pediatric experts.

Arletta Cockrell, CPNP-PC

Arletta Cockrell, CPNP-PC

Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Mathew Luehring, PhD

Mathew Luehring, PhD

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Patrick Romani, PhD

Patrick Romani, PhD

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Elizabeth Margolis, DO

Elizabeth Margolis, DO

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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