Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Follow-Up Clinic

Kennedy Krieger Institute • 801 North Broadway • Baltimore, MD 21205

Directors:

Marilee Allen, MD
Mary L. O'Connor Leppert, M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O.

About Our Program:

In coordination with local NICUs, this program monitors the development of low birth weight and other high-risk newborns from infancy into later childhood for the identification of developmental disabilities including motor disorders, learning disorders and behavior problems.

Primary Program Goals:

Early identification and treatment of developmental problem in high-risk newborns.

Interesting Trends:

Children at highest risk are being well-monitored, while those with lesser concerns are often not being referred or evaluated.

Success Story:

This infant was the 900-gram product (2-pound) of a 28-week gestation, and required NICU care for two months. Complications included development of chronic lung disease and intraventricular hemorrhage. The family was advised of their child's developmental risks and recommended for close neurodevelopmental tracking by a specialized team. The infant had mild motor delays in the first year and the family was advised by the physical therapist on handling and motor development. She progressed well in other areas of development.

Hours of Operation:

Monday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Contacts:

To make a referral or request an initial evaluation:
Contact our Care Management Office
Toll-Free Referral: (888) 554-2080
Local Referral: (443) 923-9400

Related Materials and Information
Primary Diagnoses Served: 
Additional Diagnoses Served: 
Cerebral Palsy
Congenital diplegia
Congenital quadriplegia
Hydrocephalus
Spastic hemiplegia