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Center for Brain Injury Recovery


Collaborative and Individualized Care

Highly trained professionals from many fields and departments collaborate to create rehabilitation plans tailored to the special needs of each patient.

Innovative Approaches and Evidence-Based Therapies

Using the latest technology and proven approaches—in healing environments—helps patients reach their rehabilitative goals more quickly.

Translating Research to Clinical Care

A research study funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Football League is being conducted at Kennedy Krieger. Its focus is assessing youth sport-related concussion and recovery using somatosensory processing.

Transitioning Successfully to the Community

Kennedy Krieger offers family education and therapy training programs to facilitate patients' successful transition back to their homes, schools, and communities.

A Continuum of Care for the Child's Developing Brain

Kennedy Krieger brain injury specialists provide evaluation and individualized treatment for children and young adults with injuries ranging from mild to severe concussion to traumatic brain injuries resulting from disease, disorders or injury.. From 24-hour inpatient programs 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 the patient's unique needs.


Established in 1979, Kennedy Krieger’s inpatient unit was the first program of its kind in Maryland to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and continues to receive CARF accreditation today. To receive this prestigious distinction, an organization must pass an in-depth review and meet rigorous guidelines for service and quality. CARF is a qualified endorsement that our program conforms to internationally recognized service standards, and is committed to excellence and the highest satisfaction for each patient and family served. 

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.


Measure Improvement, Anticipate Success

Tools developed at Kennedy Krieger allow for more accurate
prognoses after brain injury.

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