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Nursing: Caring for Children with Disabilities

A conversation about:
-the state of neurodevelopmental disabilities in children in the U.S.
-the breadth of types of disabilities in the pediatric population
-the difference in caring for children with disabilities from the MD, NP, and RN perspectives

Featuring Dr. Mary Leppert, Julie Pertman, and Laura McNabb from the Kennedy Krieger Institute

Dr. Mary Leppert, MB BCh, is a neurodevelopmental pediatrician at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins. Her work focuses on early identification of developmental and behavioral disorders, and educational models for disseminating information on early identification.

Julie Pertman, MSN, RN, CPNP, PMHS, is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the Center for Development and Learning at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Her work focuses on evaluation, identification, and treatment of children with behavioral and developmental disorders.

Laura McNabb, BSN, RN, is a developmental pediatric nurse in the Center for Development and Learning at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. As an outpatient nurse coordinator, Laura provides both clinical care and patient care coordination.

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