Phelps Center for Cerebral Palsy Programs & Services

The Phelps Center is comprised of the following three programs. Initial evaluations are done in the Neurodevelopmental Medicine Program (NMP), where diagnostic recommendations and rehabilitative treatment plans are established. Depending on the evaluation, plans can include follow-up in the NMP, referral to the Movement Disorders Program (MDP) or Intrathecal Baclofen Program (ITBP) or referral to other programs at Kennedy Krieger Institute or Johns Hopkins. See links below for specific information about each of the Phelps Center's programs.

Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Medicine Program (NMP): Children, adolescents and adults with a range of developmental disorders including cerebral palsy, intellectual disabilities, communication disorders and autism are evaluated and followed longitudinally in the Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Medicine Program (NMP) by neurodevelopmental pediatricians, pediatric nurse practitioners and physiatrists.

Movement Disorders Program (MDP): Individuals with abnormalities of tone, posture and movement that affect care and function are evaluated and treated in the Movement Disorders Program (MDP), utilizing the expertise of pediatric neurology, neurodevelopmental pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, pediatric nurse practitionersand physical therapy.

Intrathecal Baclofen Program (ITBP): In this program, individuals with severe spastic and dystonic hypertonicity (increased muscle tone) are evaluated for placement and ongoing management of intrathecal baclofen pumps. The ITBP includes pediatric neurosurgery from Johns Hopkins, pediatric nursing, neurodevelopmental pediatrics and physical therapy. Individuals are evaluated in the ITBP for intrathecal baclofen pumps, with pump refills and follow-up provided longitudinally.