Brain Injury

Maryland Physician Magazine: Managing Concussions and Choosing Wisely

May 1, 2013
Dr. Stacy Suskauer offers insights on new developments in the diagnosis and treatment of concussions in young people.

As the medical community becomes increasingly aware of the possible effects of even minor trauma to the brain, and as Maryland became the 18th state to pass laws addressing concussion management in 2011, programs to treat concussions are mushrooming. The Kennedy Krieger Institute now offers one such center, the Neurorehabilitation Concussion Clinic, as the newest arm of their Pediatric Brain Injury Program, which now addresses the full spectrum of brain injury severity.

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

Grand Prix of Baltimore Launches Initiative to Support Kennedy Krieger Institute's Efforts to Improve the Treatment of Children with Brain Injuries

May 14, 2013

BALTIMORE, Md. -- Organizers of the Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT today announced a fundraising campaign to support the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s ongoing research to develop new and innovative treatments for children recovering from brain injuries. The initiative, which provides race fans with an opportunity to make voluntary $1 donations to Kennedy Krieger when purchasing Grand Prix tickets online, will enable the institute to expand its work to identify transformative brain injury rehabilitation techniques.

7th Annual Neuropsychology Research Forum - The 2013 Lynn Speedie Lectureship

Apr 1 2013 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Outpatient Clinical Building
Kennedy Krieger Institute
801 North Broadway, Room 202
Baltimore, MD

About The Event:

Kennedy Krieger Institute is proud to present the 2013 Lynn Speedie Lectureship in conjunction with the 7th Annual Neuropsychology Research Forum. Dr. Maureen Dennis, PhD will present the keynote address for the forum followed by a poster session.

Keynote Address: “Plasticity, Homeostasis and Age in Childhood Brain Disorders”

3:30pm - Keynote Address

Bringing Back Matthew

by Kristina
Rolfes
November 2, 2012
After surviving a horrific car crash, Matthew Slattery defied expectations in his recovery from traumatic brain injury.

In an instant, the Slattery family was shattered.

Susan Slattery and her two sons, Matthew and Peter, were on their way home from visiting family in Ohio on a sunny August day in 2010 when tragedy struck. A truck driver fell asleep at the wheel, barreling into Susan Slattery’s car and pushing it under a tractor trailer, killing her and critically injuring 12-year-old Matthew and 16-year-old Peter. Peter fractured his pelvis and eye socket, while Matthew suffered a severe traumatic brain injury, losing 80 percent of his blood.

Kennedy Krieger Physician to Help Develop Clinical Guidelines for Children with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

September 14, 2012

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) appointed Dr. Stacy Suskauer, Director of Brain Injury Rehabilitation Programs at Kennedy Krieger Institute, to a work group developing clinical diagnosis and management guidelines for acute mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) among children and teens.

Update on Brain Injury and Epilepsy

Oct 19 2012 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

Location:

Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland

Philosophy:

This symposium follows the Epilepsy Foundation of the Chesapeake Region’s (EFCR) tradition since 1982 of offering professional symposia for the medical community. This symposium will appeal to the specialist who is addressing what is relevant and current in the field of epilepsy, as well as what is on the horizon. In accordance with EFCR’s philosophy, both medical management of seizure disorders and the assistance of social integration of persons with epilepsy in the community will be discussed.

Playing It Smart

Lauren
Manfuso
June 19, 2012
The Neurorehabilitation Concussion Clinic helps young athletes figure out a game plan for recovery after a sports-related concussion.

Aidan FieldingIn October 2008, Ryne Dougherty, a 16-year-old New Jersey teenager and junior linebacker for his high school football team, was in the middle of a game when he suffered a blow to his head -- just three and a half weeks after another on-field tackle left him with a concussion. This time, he was removed from the game and sent to the hospital, where they found bleeding in his brain. He died two days later.

Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Shown to Impact Walking Patterns

June 1, 2012
Kennedy Krieger researchers believe tool has potential to help patients relearn to walk after brain injury

Baltimore, MD -- In a step towards improving rehabilitation for patients with walking impairments, researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute found that non-invasive stimulation of the cerebellum, an area of the brain known to be essential in adaptive learning, helped healthy individuals learn a new walking pattern more rapidly. The findings suggest that cerebellar transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) may be a valuable therapy tool to aid people relearning how to walk following a stroke or other brain injury.

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