Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Florida

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Dual Diagnosis Center

Devereux Florida - Dual Diagnosis Center

For individuals who experience a combination of intellectual/developmental disabilities and behavioral health challenges, the future can seem frightening and uncertain. But at Devereux Florida’s Dual Diagnosis Center, our trained team provides help and hope for children and adolescents between the ages of 5 and 19.

Through our comprehensive approach to care, individuals receive treatment from an interdisciplinary team that may include psychiatrists, physical therapists, behavioral health specialists, speech therapists, educators and nurses. Treatment begins with a thorough assessment of developmental levels and emotional issues. Program participants are then guided through a customized program that features a positive skill-training approach.

The treatment approach for the Dual Diagnosis Center considers the cognitive processing abilities of an individual and adapts interventions to meet the child’s needs. Most cases are dually serviced with a clinical therapist and behavior analyst. Using Applied Behavior Analysis principles, each resident is provided with an individualized behavior program specific to the function and motivation unique to him or her. The behavior analyst continuously assesses behavioral issues to ensure optimal interventions are working.

Our specialized unit is designed for children and adolescents with more significant disabilities, such as expressive communication and considerable developmental delays. Individuals in this program, who typically are diagnosed with Autism, Mental Retardation, Down’s Syndrome, or other developmental disabilities, often have deficits in communication and self-care. Because they require more intensive treatment, staff are assigned to this unit at a ratio of 2:1.

Devereux Florida

Viera Campus
8000 Devereux Drive
Viera, FL 32940

To make a referral, please call
Central Referral Unit at 1-800-DEVEREUX (1-800-338-3738) ext. 77130
referral@devereux.org