When a child experiences a brain injury, the Center for Brain Injury Recovery at Kennedy Krieger Institute, one of the nation’s leading centers focused on pediatric brain injury rehabilitation, provides unparalleled treatment, resources, and support.


From 24-hour inpatient care to outpatient specialty programs, the Center for Brain Injury Recovery helps children and young adults up to age 21 recover from their injuries and make the transition back to home, school, and community life. Whether a child’s symptoms are severe or mild, specialists from multiple disciplines work together to evaluate, diagnose, and create an individualized treatment plan customized to each patient’s unique needs.

The most intensive level of care happens in our inpatient unit, providing 24-hour nursing care and intensive, interdisciplinary treatment by a physician-led team of rehabilitation professionals. Established in 1979, Kennedy Krieger’s inpatient unit was the first program of its kind in Maryland to be accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Since then, our specialists have treated thousands of children and adolescents with rehabilitation needs due to neurological injury or illness. The Center for Brain Injury Recovery is also accredited by The Joint Commission.

Diagnoses of patients treated at Kennedy Krieger’s Center for Brain Injury Recovery:

  • Traumatic brain injury, including concussion
  • Stroke
  • Encephalitis
  • Brain tumor
  • Seizure disorder
  • Other neurological disorders

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