Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND)

Mission

The mission of the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is to support the development of exemplary clinical expertise, skills and competence in the care of children with neurodevelopmental and related disorders; and to instill the qualities that promote interpersonal leadership in the service of improving the quality of life and outcomes for these children and their families.

Goals and objectives

The LEND Fellowship complements fellows' clinical training within their respective disciplines by providing an interdisciplinary forum to address issues generic to all health care professionals who work with children who have neurodevelopmental disorders and related conditions. LEND's overarching goal is to prepare health care professionals to assume a leadership role in serving children with neurodevelopmental and related disorders. Toward this end, the LEND program has 6 principal training objectives for its fellows:

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