The Physically Challenged Sports Program offers a range of programs that are both competitive and recreational to fit a range of abilities. Through these activities, children and adults achieve goals many thought were impossible.
The Animal-Assisted Therapy Program at Kennedy Krieger Institute incorporates dogs in therapy sessions with the goal of improving patients’ social, emotional, physical and/or cognitive functioning. Dogs can be used during therapy for both motivational and educational purposes.
Aquatics is used as a treatment modality throughout the rehabilitation process. The water allows patients to escape the limitations of gravity, helps them to become stronger and provides them with the ability to do more in the pool than they can on land, so they can more quickly achieve their therapeutic goals. Aquatics is used as a treatment modality throughout the rehabilitation process. The water allows patients to escape the limitations of gravity, helps them to become stronger and provides them with the ability to do more in the pool than they can on land, so they can more quickly achieve their therapeutic goals.
A team of speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists and physical therapists work with rehabilitation technology specialists to provide services and equipment, such as power wheelchairs and communication systems, to patients.
The Ataxia and Cerebellar Disorders Clinic at Kennedy Krieger Institute is one of the few clinics in the country that take an interdisciplinary approach to the evaluation and treatment of ataxia and cerebellar disorders in children.
The Audiology Clinic offers comprehensive audiological and hearing aid evaluations and specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of infants, children and and adults with hearing disorders.
The Audiology Department offers a variety of audiological services through its inpatient and outpatient programs, as well as professional training opportunities for those seeking careers in audiology and speech pathology.
The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) combines research, developmental assessment, diagnosis, interventions, community outreach and training to improve the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), their families and the communities that care for them.