Cerebral Palsy and Neurodevelopmental Medicine, Phelps Center for

A New Life, Half a World Away

by Kristina
Rolfes
November 2, 2012
Ostracized by her own people because of her son's developmental disabilities, a mother's journey to save her son leads her from Africa to Kennedy Krieger and its affiliate PACT.

In rural Africa, where 3-year-old Fabian Ndungu Githinji was born, his mother Maureen could feel the eyes of her neighbors on her when she held Fabian, and hear their whispers behind her back. It was obvious that Fabian was different, with his abnormally large head and delayed development. In her culture, many still believed that children with developmental disabilities were a bad omen or a curse.

Overview of Treatment of Spasticity and Movement Disorders in Cerebral Palsy

Sep 26 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Phelps Center for Cerebral Palsy & Neurodevelopmental Medicine is pleased to announce the first seminar in the fall seminar series.

Speaker:  Dr. Alec Hoon, Jr., Director, Phelps Center for Cerebral Palsy & Neurodevelopmental Medicine, Kennedy Krieger Institute

Description:  Participants will learn about the range of options for treatment of spasticity and hypertonia in cerebral palsy.

Sponsored by: Phelps Center for Cerebral Palsy & Neurodevelopmental Medicine, Kennedy Krieger Institute

Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Shown to Impact Walking Patterns

June 1, 2012
Kennedy Krieger researchers believe tool has potential to help patients relearn to walk after brain injury

Baltimore, MD -- In a step towards improving rehabilitation for patients with walking impairments, researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute found that non-invasive stimulation of the cerebellum, an area of the brain known to be essential in adaptive learning, helped healthy individuals learn a new walking pattern more rapidly. The findings suggest that cerebellar transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) may be a valuable therapy tool to aid people relearning how to walk following a stroke or other brain injury.

AACPDM 66th Annual Meeting

Sep 12 2012 (All day) - Sep 15 2012 (All day)

Westin Harbour Castle
1 Harbour Square
Toronto, Ontario
Canada

About the Event:

A representative from the Kennedy Krieger Institute will be attending the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) from September 12-15, 2012. The theme of the meeting will be "Creating Connections."

DDA Services and Funding

Apr 23 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Kennedy Krieger Institute
Outpatient Center
801 North Broadway
Conference Room 202
Baltimore, MD 21205

About the Event:

The Phelps Center for Cerebral Palsy & Neurodevelopmental Medicine is pleased to announce the second seminar in our spring seminar series: DDA Services and Funding.

The iPad as a Communication and Educational Tool for Individuals with Multiple Disabilities

Mar 19 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Kennedy Krieger Institute
801 North Broadway
Conference Room 202
Baltimore, MD 21205

Kinetic Connections Seminar Series

Nov 28 2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Kinetic Connections Seminar Series
801 North Broadway
Conference Room 202
Baltimore, MD 21205

Since 2007, Kinetic Connections has presented education conferences and seminars led by experts in the treatment and research of cerebral palsy for individuals with cerebral palsy, their families and healthcare professionals. We are pleased to announce the next seminar in the fall seminar series.

Intrathecal Baclofen Pump (ITB) Therapy
November 28, 2011

Growth References for Children with Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy

These population specific references for children with quadriplegic cerebral palsy will facilitate uniformity in your clinical appraisal of growth and nutritional status. Deviations in growth may be the first or only signal of a more serious underlying health problem that requires assessment. This chart will also help you to educate families about the issue of growth and aid in evaluating the efficacy of your intervention strategies.

12th Annual Harryman Lecture 2011: A Choreographic Approach to Cerebral Palsy

Nov 3 2011 - 4:30pm - 7:00pm

801 North Broadway
Third Floor, PT Gym
Baltimore, MD 21205

Please join the Kennedy Krieger Institute for the 12th Annual Harryman Lecture: A Choreographic Approach to Cerebral Palsy on Thursday, November 3, 2011, from 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. Our guest speakers will include Tamar Rogoff and Gregg Mozgala.

Space is limited to first come, first served. Please RSVP to Joy Bell at BellJ@kennedykrieger.org or call (443) 923-9289.

Miles for Megan

Oct 29 2011 - 7:00am - 9:30am

Please join us on Saturday October 29, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. at Padonia Park Club, located at 12006 Jenifer Road in Cockeysville, MD, for the second annual Miles For Megan 5k and 1k Family Fun Walk.

All proceeds will benefit the Miracle for Megan Foundation, an organization created to raise awareness, increase research, and develop optimal treatment methods for people with genetic disorders.

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