Letter from Our President

Letter From Our President

Gary W. Goldstein, MDWith the holiday season fast approaching, I hope you and all of your loved ones are preparing for festive gatherings, full of family togetherness and hope for the New Year. Of course, in many of our families, food plays a central role in our enjoyment of these holiday traditions few celebrations are complete without experiencing the slight discomfort of consuming one dessert too many.

Letter from our President

Gary W. Goldstein, MDMost of the children we treat at Kennedy Krieger deal with challenges created by disorders that no one could possibly have predicted or prevented. And while we can provide them with medications, therapies and other programs designed to help them live the most fulfilling lives possible, we are rarely able to completely remedy our patient's difficulties.

Letter From Our President

Gary W. Goldstein, MDFor many children with developmental disabilities, the struggle to communicate their wants, fears and joys can be an enormous challenge. Many are not verbal at all; others have a limited arsenal of words at their disposal. Inability to share their thoughts and feelings with others can lead to intense frustration, even angry and aggressive behavior. For these children, art and music can be powerful vehicles of self-expression.

President's Message

Gary W. Goldstein, MDIt's difficult for any child to thrive without a stable home, but for a child with a disability, it's practically impossible. Raising children with special needs means frequent visits to medical and psychological specialists, regular appointments with therapists, constant interaction with the school system and managing complicated prescription needs and medical equipment.

President's Message

Gary W. Goldstein, MDReading: More than any other subject, it is key to our livelihoods and success in life. Much emphasis is placed on developing reading skills in children at an early age but research shows that even children who were proficient at reading in the primary grades can slip and struggle in adolescence and beyond.

President's Message

June 3, 2011
The development of language skills is an integral part of a child’s ability to forge bonds with others. But between 10 and 30 percent of children develop speech and/or language delays. Left untreated, these delays can compromise a child’s social, academic and behavioral skills.

President's Message

June 3, 2011
In June, Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Career and Technology Center graduated its largest class of students yet – 17 young men and women, who despite enormous personal challenges, are looking forward to bright futures ahead.

President's Message

June 3, 2011
Spring is a time for growth and maturity. With love, patience and ample nurturing, children with special needs can fulfill their possibility. At Kennedy Krieger Institute, the seeds for success are planted all year around, so that children may bloom into self-assured, self-loving individuals.

President's Message

June 3, 2011
It’s difficult for any child to thrive without a stable home, but for a child with a disability, it’s practically impossible. Raising children with special needs means frequent visits to medical and psychological specialists, regular appointments with therapists, constant interaction with the school system and managing complicated prescription needs and medical equipment.

President's Message

June 3, 2011
Reading: More than any other subject, it is key to our livelihoods and success in life. Much emphasis is placed on developing reading skills in children at an early age – but research shows that even children who were proficient at reading in the primary grades can slip and struggle in adolescence and beyond. In fact, a recent study revealed that a startling 70 percent of eighth graders in the United States cannot read at a proficient level.
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