When a child shows signs of a developmental delay, early diagnosis and intervention are critical.

At the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Phelps Center for Cerebral Palsy and Neurodevelopmental Medicine, our expert physicians and therapists specialize in providing comprehensive neurological, developmental, and rehabilitative evaluation and treatment for children and adolescents with a wide variety of developmental disorders, including:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Motor or global developmental delay
  • Atypical development
  • Genetic syndromes, including chromosomal abnormalities and metabolic disorders
  • Acquired brain disorders, such as meningitis and non-accidental trauma
  • Multiple motor, cognitive, and/or behavioral impairments
  • Premature birth
  • In utero drug exposure
  • Perinatal asphyxia
Watch as Dr. Varghese, Dr. Robinson, and Journee's mom explain the story of Journee's Journey. Journee, age 5, was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy after complications during birth. Journee and her mom traveled from Boston, Massachusetts, to undergo muscle contracture surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and to receive her intensive rehabilitation therapy at Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Our interdisciplinary team of experts will work together with each patient to provide comprehensive care that is focused on optimizing function, promoting self-esteem, and minimizing health problems linked to cerebral palsy and other developmental disorders. Additionally, we work closely with community service providers to coordinate care, including local Infant and Toddler programs.

Primary Diagnosis Served

The primary diagnoses we serve at the Phelps Center for Cerebral Palsy and Neurodevelopmental Medicine are: