Kennedy Krieger Institute Opens New Location in Howard County

November 15, 2010
Institute's first clinical site outside of Baltimore City offers behavioral psychology services

Kennedy Krieger Institute announced today that it has opened a 5,000 square foot clinic in Columbia, Maryland to provide pediatric behavioral psychology services. The new site is the Institute's first outside of Baltimore City for clinical care. The location was selected to better serve families in Howard, Anne Arundel, Montgomery and Prince George's Counties, as well as the military families at Fort Meade.

The new outpatient clinic, opening today, will provide assessment and treatment of children ages 2-18 with a variety of behavior problems. This includes sleep difficulties, tantrums, toileting issues and noncompliance in very young children, and aggression, parent-child interaction issues, poor social skills and conduct-related problems in school-age youth. The clinic will specialize in serving both typically-developing children, as well as those with developmental delays and disabilities, such as autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disability.

For 35 years, the Behavioral Psychology Department at Kennedy Krieger Institute has specialized in helping children attain and sustain adaptive, healthy and positive behaviors. The staff has expertise in reaching the best possible outcomes for children, families, their support systems and their communities through assessment, treatment, parent training, educational and consultative services.

"This is an important expansion for Kennedy Krieger because it allows us to respond directly to the needs of the community," said Dr. Gary Goldstein, President and CEO of Kennedy Krieger Institute. "Although the clinic will serve children from all backgrounds, I'm pleased that we're able to improve our ability to help children of military personnel, whose families make tremendous sacrifices for this country."

Kennedy Krieger Institute currently provides services at 10 sites within Baltimore City, as well as a special education school in Montgomery County. The new clinical location in Howard County is located at 9810 Patuxent Woods Drive, Suite C, Columbia, Maryland 21046. Referrals and appointments can be made by calling 443-923-7508.

About the Kennedy Krieger Institute

Internationally recognized for improving the lives of children and adolescents with disorders and injuries of the brain, spinal cord and muscle, the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD serves more than 16,000 individuals each year through inpatient and outpatient clinics, home and community services and school-based programs. Kennedy Krieger provides a wide range of services for children with developmental concerns mild to severe, and is home to a team of investigators who are contributing to the understanding of how disorders develop while pioneering new interventions and earlier diagnosis. For more information on Kennedy Krieger Institute, visit www.kennedykrieger.org.

Media Contact:

Jennifer Burke
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