Learning Disorders (LD)

The Next Generation

Each Year, Hundreds of Professionals Come to Kennedy Krieger for Invaluable Training

Professional Training at Kennedy KriegerWhen today's Kennedy Krieger Institute first opened its doors in 1967, its leaders were expected to continue and improve the state-of-the-art treatment services already available to children with cerebral palsy at the Children's Rehabilitation Institute, the original facility that became Kennedy Krieger, and to extend those services to children with a variety of other neurodevelopment

Research Frontiers: The Learning Curve

Kennedy Krieger awarded $9 million grant for Center for the Study of Reading Development.

Learning disabilities can be frustrating for the children who have them as well as for the parents trying to help. Not physically obvious, learning disabilities often create significant difficulties with academic and social skills when they are not properly identified or treated.

Kennedy Krieger Institute's Dr. Paul Lipkin Selected for Prestigious National Health Policy Fellowship

July 15, 2010
Dr. Paul Lipkin is among six Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

(Baltimore, MD)-The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to improving the health and health care of all Americans, has chosen Dr. Paul Lipkin, Director of Kennedy Krieger Institute's Center for Development and Learning, for a highly coveted National Health Policy Fellowship. As America's health care system enters a period of dramatic change, and the lives of millions are impacted by the nation's health policy, Dr.

Research Update: Learning Disabilities

October 1, 2008
Study First to Examine Sentence Comprehension While Controlling for Word Recognition

New Reading Disabilities Study Uses Fmri Technology To Examine Sentence Comprehension In Adolescents

Study First to Examine Sentence Comprehension While Controlling for Word Recognition

Kennedy Krieger Institute Awarded $9 Million To Study Learning Disabilities In Growing Ranks Of U.S. Adolescents

November 6, 2006
N.I.H. Grant Will Establish Center to Examine Causes of Reading Disorders, Including National "Fourth Grade Slump" In Which Successful Learners Suddenly Falter

(Baltimore, MD) - The substantial number of today's adolescents struggling with weak literacy skills presents an urgent national concern, yet very little is known about reading disabilities beyond the early elementary grades. To address this critical gap in knowledge, the Kennedy Krieger Institute has been awarded a $9 million grant from the National Institute of Health (N.I.H.) to establish a Learning Disabilities Research Center. The new center is among only four centers awarded in the country.

Longitudinal Study Finds Sex Differences Nonexistent In Overall Math Performance Of Primary School Age Boys & Girls In Baltimore

June 5, 2007
Kennedy Krieger Institute Research Counters Reported National "Gender Gap" in Math Achievement

(Baltimore, MD) - Ever since the seminal report of sex differences first published by Maccoby & Jacklin appeared more than 30 years ago (1974), the notion that males outperform females in mathematics and spatial skills has sparked controversy. Although some studies support this contention, others do not.

Constellation Energy Classic Raises $300,000 for Maryland-Based Charities

December 17, 2003
Golf Champions Tour raises $100,000 for Kennedy Krieger Institute

BALTIMORE - The Baltimore Classic Fund today announced that the first annual Constellation Energy Classic raised $300,000 for three Maryland-based non-profit organizations including the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Kennedy Krieger Institute and Living Classrooms Foundation. Each will receive $100,000 as a result of the Champions Tour inaugural golfing event, which was held Sept. 8-14, 2003, at Hayfields Country Club in Hunt Valley.

Study to Investigate Causes, Remediation of Reading Difficulties in Adolescents

March 26, 2004
Nearly 70 percent of adolescent students score below proficient on national tests, but no effective reading interventions currently exist to help them improve

Baltimore - Tens of thousands of adolescent students in the United States today struggle to read, with few to no interventions available to help them improve. Despite a wealth of scientific study of reading ability and interventions in children through the third grade, very little is known about the causes or characteristics of reading difficulties in their older counterparts.

Kennedy Krieger High School Students Gear Up for Kinetic Sculpture Race

April 17, 2003
5th annual event sponsored by the American Visionary Art Museum unleashes the creativity in students

Baltimore, MD - In the halls of the Kennedy Krieger High School Career and Technology Center, many students chat about plans for Spring Break or the latest pop star. However, the first thing on the minds of most students in the Technology Education class is the April 26 Kinetic Sculpture Race. The students are busy putting the finishing touches on their made-from-scratch Bulldog vehicle entrant.

Kennedy Krieger Partners with City to Educate Students at Lois T. Murray School

August 29, 2003
Institute committed to enhancing the school's already solid special education program

Baltimore - Kennedy Krieger Institute has entered into a partnership with the Baltimore City Schools to manage school #313, Lois T. Murray in Northeast Baltimore, which serves a city-wide population of students with moderate to severe disabilities.

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