Kennedy Krieger Institute: Professional TrainingAs one of the leading facilities in the country providing evaluations and rehabilitation services to children with neurological disabilities, Kennedy Krieger Institute is dedicated to using its resources to help increase the number of qualified specialists in the United States and abroad. Every year, more than 400 people, from all academic levels, come to KKI to train with renowned experts. Individuals who participate in the training programs come from a wide variety of disciplines including audiology, education, health administration, nursing, nutrition, occupational and physical therapy, psychology, social work and speech language pathology. Medical trainees at all levels of their careers seek additional training from the Institute. The goals of the Institute’s clinical training programs are twofold: 1) to train leaders in the field of neurodevelopmental disabilities and 2) to help ensure that there is a sufficient number of qualified professionals to meet the needs of children with special health care needs and their families.
In addition to clinical training, Kennedy Krieger Institute is actively involved in the training of the next generation of researchers. The Institute provides research training from undergraduate to post graduate levels. The Institute’s research resources are all brought to bear in the training of young investigators.
Finally, the Institute provides training to those who are already in the field. Publications, continuing education activities, outreach training, technical assistance and other dissemination activities are some of the ways that Kennedy Krieger Institute meets its training mission. Newer technologies such as the world-wide web and distance learning techniques are being used to improve the care of children with special health care needs and their families.
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