to provide neurological care for children, including treatments for conditions such as epilepsy, aneurysms, behavioral and neuromuscular disorders, sleep problems, learning disabilities and many other neurological conditions.
Child neurology, also referred to as pediatric neurology, is a specialized field of medicine that diagnoses, treats, and manages disorders of the nervous system and brain (neurological disorders) in children. Because pediatric neurological disorders are often complex, many pediatric neurologists are trained to provide care in a multidisciplinary approach, utilizing a wide variety of technologies and treatments.
Child neurologists are trained to treat a wide range of neurological diseases, which may include: seizure disorders (such as epilepsy), developmental disorders (such as autism or attention deficit disorder), neurodegenerative disorders (such as Huntingdon’s disease), movement disorders (such as cerebral palsy) and brain tumors, among others that are present in children.
Children diagnosed with neurological disorders may experience difficulties in speech, hearing, eyesight, movement and thought processes – which are all vital functions of life. Treatment and management plans for neurological disorders in children will be personalized for each child and will depend upon the type and severity of the condition. Nonetheless, pediatric neurologists have the knowledge and skills to provide the necessary care for children that have been diagnosed with neurological disorders. Working closely with the child’s parents or guardians, pediatric neurologists are able to assist in the child’s development as they grow and mature into adults.