At Kennedy Krieger Institute, professional training is a core component of our mission.
Our comprehensive professional training opportunities help turn the next generation of specialists in neurological and developmental disabilities into leaders who will make substantial contributions to their field.
Every year, a diverse group of more than 1000 people come to Kennedy Krieger to take advantage of our training programs. The combination of in-depth, hands-on, clinical experience and innovative research supports trainees as they embark on pursuing careers that seek to promote the health of children and adolescents around the world.
By training future generations of health care professionals in the fields of neurological and developmental disabilities, Kennedy Krieger helps ensure that children everywhere receive the best possible care.
Kennedy Krieger dedicates substantial resources to increasing the number of qualified specialists in the fields of neurological and developmental disabilities. With the Institute's support, our faculty and staff stay abreast of the latest advancements in their fields. We also take seriously our responsibility not only to improve care through research, but to share that knowledge with others. That is why every year, more than 1000 people, from all academic levels, come to train with renowned experts from a wide variety of disciplines including:
- Genetic Counseling
- Health Administration
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
- Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
- Psychology (Behavioral and Neuropsychology)
- Social Work
- Special Education
- Speech Language Pathology
- Spinal Cord Injury
The goals of the Institute’s clinical training programs are twofold:
- To train leaders in the field of neurodevelopmental disabilities and
- To help ensure that there is a sufficient number of qualified professionals to meet the needs of children with special health care needs and their families.
In addition to clinical training, the Kennedy Krieger Institute provides research training from undergraduate to post graduate levels and training to those who are already in the field. Publications, continuing education activities, outreach training, technical assistance and other dissemination activities are some of the ways that the Kennedy Krieger Institute meets its training mission.