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The Healing Power of Therapy Dogs

by Kristina
Rolfes
August 2, 2013
Animal Assisted Therapy program uses specially trained dogs to enhance therapy.

Occupational therapist Lisa Rones works with Destiny Fallas to improve movement in her arm with the help of therapy dog Mattilda.When Stephanie Cooper Greenberg visits the children on Kennedy Krieger’s inpatient unit with her Dalmatian therapy dog, Mattilda, she gets to experience

The Cooling Cure

by Kristina
Rolfes
August 2, 2013
A collaboration between doctors and engineers leads to an innovative, low-cost medical device that may help prevent cerebral palsy in developing countries.

As far back as 1000 BC, ancient civilizations used a primitive, but ingenious, cooling system using nothing more than clay pots, water, and the natural cooling power of evaporation to keep food cool. Could this same low-tech cooling system be used to prevent brain damage and cerebral palsy in developing countries? A team from Kennedy Krieger and Johns Hopkins recently developed an inexpensive medical device meant to do exactly that.

Transitioning into the Great Unknown: Adulthood

August 2, 2013
Navigating the path to adulthood can be at turns frustrating, overwhelming, and rewarding.

By: Allison Eatough and Kristina Rolfes

Unbroken

by Kristina
Rolfes
August 2, 2013
For Pfeiffer’s family, every little milestone is a miracle, thanks to the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury.

Pfeiffer WhiteleyAt 4 years old, Victoria “Pfeiffer” Whiteley is funny, precocious, very charming, and wise beyond her years. She loves dresses with flowers, Barbies, and all things girly. She is also partially paralyzed, a result of transverse myelitis.

The World in His Arms

by Kristina
Rolfes
August 2, 2013
For a 14-year-old boy who lost his arms in a landmine explosion in Yemen, new prosthetic arms and rehabilitative therapy from Kennedy Krieger’s Limb Differences Clinic open up a world of possibilities for his future.

Mohammed KarimFour years ago, Abdul Karim heard an explosion just outside his house in Yemen. When he opened his door, his ten-year-old son, Mohammed, was standing in the doorway, covered in blood. Mohammed had spent that morning playing outside near his village. As the sun cast its light over the nearby mosque, Mohammed noticed a shiny object on the ground.

In My Own Words: Bob Nobles III

by Abigail
Green
August 2, 2013
A student at Kennedy Krieger has his sights set on the Naval Academy.

Bob Nobles III is a student at Kennedy Krieger School Programs: Greenspring Campus. He has a diagnosis of Asperger syndrome.

Letter from Our President - Summer 2013

August 2, 2013

Dr. Gary GoldsteinIn this issue, we examine one of the biggest challenges faced by families of children with disabilities—navigating the path to adulthood. As these parents know, disability can affect virtually every aspect of life, from healthcare and employment, housing and financial security, to emotional well-being and socialization.

News Briefs & Events - Fall 2012

November 2, 2012

If Santa had a theme park, this would be it!

Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Festival of Trees is right around the corner! The 23rd annual holiday event will be held November 23-25 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds Cow Palace in Timonium. Festival of Trees is a winter wonderland, featuring more than 600 spectacular holiday trees, wreaths, and gingerbread houses created by local designers.

In My Own Words: John Manison

November 2, 2012
“You can do whatever you want as long as you put your mind to it.”

John Manison is an 18-year-old freshman at Ashland University in Ohio. He is dedicated to his rehabilitation at Kennedy Krieger’s International Center for Spinal Cord Injury and focused on achieving therapy goals en route to living his life without a wheelchair.

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