Technology is leading to discoveries about how disorders of the developing brain lead to Cerebral Palsy
BALTIMORE - Physicians at Kennedy Krieger Institute and neuro-imaging experts at the Institute's F.M. Kirby Research Center for Functional Brain Imaging have developed a new way to see the white matter pathways, or "cables," that carry messages from one part of the brain to another in children with cerebral palsy. Already, the new technique has led to a better understanding of how disorders of the developing brain lead to cerebral palsy - which holds promise for better diagnosis and more effective treatment.
Based on the experience of the Institute's brain injury specialists, the Brain Injury Early Assessment and Intervention Clinic (BI Clinic) was established to address the needs of children and adolescents who sustain moderate to severe injuries but do not require intensive rehabilitation services.