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Professional Training Overview
Kennedy Krieger dedicates substantial resources to increasing the number of qualified specialists in the fields of neurological and developmental disabilities. With the Institute's support, our faculty and staff stay abreast of the latest advancements in their fields. We also take seriously our responsibility not only to improve care through research, but to share that knowledge with others.
that's why every year, more than 400 people, from all academic levels, come to train with renowned experts from a wide variety of disciplines including:
- genetic counseling
- health administration
- occupational therapy
- physical therapy
- pediatric rehabilitation medicine
- neurodevelopmental disabilities
- psychology (behavioral and neuropsychology)
- social work
- special education
- speech language pathology
- spinal cord injury
The goals of the Institute’s clinical training programs are twofold: 1) to train leaders in the field of neurodevelopmental disabilities and 2) to help ensure that there is a sufficient number of qualified professionals to meet the needs of children with special health care needs and their families.
In addition to clinical training, the Kennedy Krieger Institute provides research training from undergraduate to post graduate levels and training to those who are already in the field. Publications, continuing education activities, outreach training, technical assistance and other dissemination activities are some of the ways that the Kennedy Krieger Institute meets its training mission.