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Pediatrics - Neurology

When a child’s doctor recommends that the child sees a neurologist, it is because they suspect a disorder of the nervous system. Specializing in all types of nervous system disorders, some of the more typical neurological disorders and diseases we diagnosis and treat are:

  • Attention deficit, learning and processing disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorders, PDD
  • Developmental delays
  • Epilepsy and Seizures
  • Headache and migraine disorders
  • Head and Spinal Cord Trauma
  • Head shape or head size disorders
  • Infections or inflammatory processes
  • Motor impairments: cerebral palsy, ataxias, hypotonia, and hypertonia
  • Movement disorders: Tourette syndrome, other tic disorders, chorea, dystonia
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Neurogenetic or hereditary disorders
  • Prenatal/Neonatal Neurology 
  • Progressive neurologic disorders such as mitochondrial disorders, leukodystrophy
  • Sleep disorders

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Diagnosing Neurologic Conditions

If a child is suspected of having a neurologic disorder, the doctor will perform a physical exam and take a detailed medical history. In addition, a number of tests may be ordered. These can include:

Electrophysiology Studies

  • Electrocortical Mapping

Neuroimaging Studies