Fairmount Rehabilitation Programs

Kennedy Krieger Institute • 1750 E. Fairmount Avenue • Baltimore, MD 21231

Director:

Joan Carney, Ed. D.

About Our Program:

The Fairmount Rehabilitation Programs at Kennedy Krieger Institute offer an array of interdisciplinary therapy programs for patients with injuries and disorders of the brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal system. No matter their needs, we can help put our patients on the path to improving their functional skills and enhancing their health and fitness.

Who We Serve:

Depending on which of the Fairmount Rehabilitation Programs is right for your child, we can provide services for children age one year to young adulthood. We see patients with a range of diagnoses, including:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Acquired brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury or dysfunction
  • Stroke
  • Brain tumor
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Chronic pain

Our Team:

The professionals who make up our interdisciplinary team are experts in a variety of disciplines, including:

  • Pediatric rehabilitation medicine
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech language pathology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Special education
  • Social work
  • Nursing

Additional consultative services are available as needed in areas such as:

  • Orthopedics
  • Neurology
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Assistive technology
  • Psychiatry
  • Behavior psychology
  • Nutrition

Our Treatment Approach:

All of our programs provide interdisciplinary treatment from a team that works together to meet our patients' needs. When a patient begins any of the Fairmount Rehabilitation Programs, our team works closely with the family to develop an individualized treatment plan, an overarching goal of increasing independence at home, school and in community life.

Our Programs:

Constraint-Induced & Bimanual Therapy Program -- Through this program, we provide intensive therapy for children and adolescents with hemiparesis. We use an evidence-based understanding of the brain's natural ability to form new connections to increase function and independence.

Focused Interdisciplinary Therapy Program -- This program offers intensive therapy to children and adolescents with persistent, disabling conditions. Treatments target specific therapeutic goals to help them improve physical abilities, daily activities, communication skills and cognitive skills.

Healthy Lifestyles Therapy Program -- This program is designed to help children and adolescents with physical impairments to explore exercise options, build a fitness program designed by an experienced therapy team and find a place to continue their regimen in their home or community.

Community Rehabilitation Program -- This program provides rehabilitation in the patient's home and other important community settings. Our services range from intensive, daily therapy for patients with acute needs to helping individuals with less severe issues return to community activities.

Specialized Transition Program -- This day hospital model was developed to treat children and adolescents with intensive therapeutic needs and provides the full range of cognitive and physical rehabilitation services for neurological and orthopedic conditions. The goal is to help our patients make a successful transition to home, school, and community life.

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