Welcome to the Department of Developmental Cognitive Neurology

Who We Are

The Department of Developmental Cognitive Neurology investigates learning disabilities, communication and cognitive disorders, and genetic disorders. We aim to improve the diagnosis and treatment of such disorders by combining findings from neurobiological, behavioral, and educational perspectives. Clinical services are also available through the Department of Developmental Cognitive Neurology.

Who We Serve

We work with children between the ages of 9 and 15. Most of our testing is conducted at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, but some clinical work is conducted in Bethesda, Maryland.

Our Team

Our team comprises faculty-level research scientists, Masters- and bachelors-level team members, and other professionals in the fields of education, psychology, and neuroscience.

Our Services

We offer a variety of clinical services, including evaluations for children with learning disabilities and a wide range of school problems.

Research Initiatives

Our research projects investigate the educational and neurobiological underpinnings of reading disabilities in adolescents. This collaborative research effort encompasses affiliations with the Haskins Laboratories; University of Maryland, College Park; and Educational Testing Service. Most of our educational research projects are funded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) grants.

Contact Information
Department of Developmental Cognitive Neurology
716 N. Broadway 3rd Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21205
Phone: 443-923-9326
Fax: 443-923.9255
Email: readingresearch@kennedykrieger.org

Recruiting Studies

Learn About Your Child’s Reading Abilities!

We are looking for children with and without reading disabilities, ages 9-15, to participate in a study of how children become more efficient readers. Learn more…

Success Story

Khai’s Story

Before Khai underwent several days of testing and tutoring, his parents knew that he was having trouble, but they weren’t able to pinpoint the problem or implement strategies to help. Read more…

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