Brain Based Services

Youth Villages-Inner Harbour Campus offers new, leading-edge brain-based services for troubled youth ages 5-21 who have significant developmental challenges, neurological and cognitive issues or neurodevelopmental disorders.

Neurodevelopmental disorders addressed include:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (Autism, Asperger’s, PDD)
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Organic Brain Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Severe ADHD and other impulsive/explosive behaviors

Brain-based services may include:

  • EEG/QEEG Assessment
  • EEG Neurofeedback
  • Pre/Post Measurable Outcomes
  • HeartMath
  • Emotion Recognition and Communication Programs
  • IVA: Continuous Performance Test for Med Management
  • Cognitive Enhancement Software
  • Alpha-Stim/CES
  • Auditory Visual Stimulation

General services may include:

  • Social Skills Groups
  • Life Skills & Vocational Instruction
  • Individual, Group & Family Therapies
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Management
  • Case Management
  • Discharge Planning

Experiential therapies may include:

  • Brain Gym
  • Equine Therapy
  • Animal Assisted Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Therapeutic Drumming
  • Yoga
  • Ropes Course


  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists
  • Licensed Nursing Staff (24-hour coverage)
  • Licensed Certified Teachers
  • Masters Level and Licensed Therapists
  • Recreational Therapists
  • Experienced Mental Health Professionals

Clinical approval for these services requires one or more of the following conditions:

  • DSM-V diagnosable mental disorder
  • IQ 50 and above
  • Significant neurodevelopmental challenges, including Autism Spectrum Disorders, Organic Brain Syndrome and Communication/Speech/Language Disorders
  • Child or adolescent exhibits behaviors that are dangerous to self or others
  • History of failed or insufficient treatment or inaccessibility of outpatient treatment
  • Unmanageable behavior in the home

Evidence of severe dysfunction within the community or school system