Rehabilitation Programs and Services at Kennedy Krieger Institute

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Overview of Rehabilitation Programs

Rehabilitation is a cornerstone of everything we do at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Founded in 1937 as the Children’s Rehabilitation Institute, Kennedy Krieger is an international resource with a strong tradition of providing comprehensive rehabilitation services for children and young adults with ...continue reading → disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and musculoskeletal system. Depending on a patient’s needs, we offer patient care in a variety of settings through our Rehabilitation Continuum of Care for children with both acute and chronic rehabilitation needs. Our philosophy emphasizes individualized care, using innovative approaches and evidence-based therapies. We strive to help each patient maximize their potential for recovery, with the goal of successful transition back to home, school, and community life.

Rehabilitation Continuum

The Pediatric Rehabilitation Continuum of Care  provides comprehensive interdisciplinary rehabilitation services to children and adolescents with a range of rehabilitation needs. continue reading → Services are provided for patients with brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy (primarily post orthopedic surgery), and other developmental disabilities. Patients can be seen through all phases of treatment, including 24-hour inpatient programs; day treatment; home/community-based services; and outpatient specialty programs. Experienced rehabilitation specialists evaluate each patient in order to tailor individualized assessment and treatment plans that best fit the needs of the patients and families.

For Healthcare Professionals

The Physician Referral Line at Kennedy Krieger is staffed by care managers and support personnel who link pediatricians, family practitioners, continue reading → pediatric specialists and other healthcare providers to the Institute’s many programs and services. We provide a direct contact for you when you have questions, concerns or specific problems accessing or navigating one of our services. To contact our Physician Referral Line, call 443-923-9403

Inspiring Stories

Professional's Perspective

Meet Ben, an inpatient who came to Kennedy Krieger following surgery to remove a malignant brain tumor. He received interdisciplinary evaluation, treatment and rehabilitative services including physical and occupational therapies and tutoring. View video

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Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

Mikaela Deenen's spine was injured when the swing set she was playing on came loose from the ground. Read her inspiring story.
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No Limits

No Limits

Mohammed and Ahmed Al-Ali are brothers with a diagnosis of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), who traveled halfway around the world in search of help.
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