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Carroll County Times: Camp SOAR Brings Siblings Together at Hshawha

Offering parents a weekend of respite while former inpatients and siblings enjoy a weekend packed with cooperative sibling based activities that foster communication and bonding, Camp SOAR is one of only a few camps of its type nationwide. Read more.

Digital Resource Round-Up: Mindfulness

By Lisa Carey and Catherine Stephan

Catherine is a former research assistant in the Department of Neuropsychology at Kennedy Krieger Institute.

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Day Hospital Care

For patients who would benefit from intensive daily therapy without the need for hospitalization, we recommend our comprehensive rehabilitation day hospital program. This program fills a unique niche by providing support for pain rehabilitation in a more familiar, school-like environment. Our program  prepares children to participate as fully as possible in school and other day to day activities after discharge, enhancing their overall quality of life.

Clinical Research at the Center

Clinical research at the center is a reflection of the care that we provide to each one of our patients. Through our research we hope to discover new ways to help each one of you reach your greatest potential and develop new improvements to the care that we provide.

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The cerebellum contributes to proprioception during motion.

Proprioception-the sense of limb position and motion - is essential for generating accurate movements. Limb position sense has typically been studied under static conditions (i.e. the fixed position of a limb in space), with less known about dynamic position sense (i.e. limb position during movement). Here we investigated how a person's estimate of hand position varies when using spatial or temporal information to judge the unseen hand's location during reaching.
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Yoga-based Psychotherapy Groups for Boys Exposed to Trauma in Urban Settings.

Children who experience abuse and neglect and are exposed to adverse life events are at risk of developing emotional and behavioral problems. They may display variable internalizing and externalizing symptoms, such as posttraumatic stress, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and aggression.
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Down Syndrome Center Newsletter - Summer 2017


Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group Adult Health Care Initiative

Dear Parents and Friends,

Cost Sharing

Funding for Core services is shared between the IDDRC and the other sources of support for approved projects/investigators. The intellectual, financial, and physical resources of home departments, the IDDRC, and investigators’ own grants are combined to produce a productive enterprise that would be prohibitively expensive for any one of these components to operate independently.

Eating the Rainbow: Addressing Feeding Problems in Children with Autism

This presentation will explore important developmental milestones related to feeding and red flags for potential delays in feeding. A review of different approaches to feeding will be discussed, including discussion of the speech-language pathologists’ and occupational therapists’ roles in treatment and services currently offered at CARD.

An Exploration of the Use of Social Robotics in Autism Interventions

Over the past decade, there has been a surge in the use of technology to aid and support individuals with autism spectrum disorder. This presentation will explore the emergence and use of social robotics in the field of ASD interventions. Additionally, the development of Milo (an interactive robotics program, aimed at improving social skills in children with ASD) will be discussed. A demonstration of the Milo robot will be provided.

Regeneration Generation Patient Education

Join us for our monthly paralysis education group, "Regeneration Generation." Each month features a speaker presenting a new and exciting topic, presentation, or discussion. This group is open to anyone living with paralysis, as well as family members, friends, and caregivers of those living with paralysis.

Please contact us for more information, or to RSVP, at or (443) 923-9468.

All meetings are catered and held at:

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WBFF-TV: Brain and Spine Injury Awareness

Dr. Stacy Suskauer and Rebecca Martin discuss the importance of safety measures for avoiding brain and spinal cord injuries while playing on playgrounds, when swimming and diving, and when riding in golf carts. View the WBFF-TV segment.

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WJZ-TV: Kennedy Krieger Aquatic Therapy Helps Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries

In this WJZ-TV segment, Rachel Mertins, a physical therapist at Kennedy Krieger's International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (ICSCI), discusses the many benefits of aquatic therapy, while patients Kristen McAllister and Lizzie Pickett describe what their aquatic rehabilitation experiences have been like as ICSCI patients.

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U.S. News & World Report: A Child With ADHD Likely to Have Additional Behavioral Issues, Anxiety

Dr. E. Mark Mahone discusses some of the most common comorbid conditions with ADHD and the importance of early intervention in this U.S. News & World Report article.

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