Garrett Regional, Kennedy Krieger Institute to offer learning disability-focused telemedicine service

Garrett Regional Medical Center in Oakland, Md., together with Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, is offering psychological services via telemedicine to children with neurodevelopmental disabilities, according to a WCBC Radio report.

Deepa Menon, MBBS, assistant medical director at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders and assistant professor in the neurology and neurodevelopmental medicine program at Kennedy Krieger Institute, will lead the telemedicine services, which are scheduled to begin in mid-August.

The telemedicine consultations will be conducted using monitors and cameras. Dr. Menon will work with Garrett Regional Medical Center providers to determine appropriate care for each pediatric patient.

"Kennedy Krieger is internationally recognized as a premier health institution for children with learning disabilities," Kendra Thayer, senior vice president of patient services at Garrett Regional told WCBC Radio. "When they approached us about working with them to provide telemedicine services in a pilot program, we jumped at the chance."

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