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Treating Pediatric Neurology Conditions

When your child is a neurology patient at Providence, we treat them like they’re our own. We’re by their side – and yours – to provide support, treatment and hope.

Why Choose Us for Pediatric Neurology Care?

At Providence, you can be confident knowing your child is receiving expert care while feeling safe, listened to and loved. Learn why so many families trust us every year to care for their children.

Children can experience many pediatric neurological conditions. Some, like developmental disabilities, may require help with learning or special therapies. Others are life-changing for the entire family and may require frequent medical attention and long-term care. That’s why our caregivers provide each child – and their loved ones – with compassionate care for their mind and body.

Providence’s pediatric neurologists have decades of experience caring for children with neurological conditions. They work with primary-care providers, developmental pediatricians and other pediatric subspecialists to create a comprehensive care plan for your child’s medical, emotional, psychological and social needs. Your child may also work with psychiatrists, neurosurgeons, counselors and physical and speech therapists. You are included in all discussions about care planning, so you can be a voice for your child.

We’re with you as you navigate your child’s care. We aim to help our littlest patients and their families manage stress and hold onto joy and hope. Our social workers can help you coordinate special education requirements and arrange services with school staff. We coordinate with palliative care to provide a variety of services from regular check-ins to full-time, in-home care. And we participate in the Sunflower Program, which helps parents and babies transition from the hospital to home or hospice care.

At Providence, we are committed to providing access to the best pediatric neurological care to every child in our diverse community. We respect and support the racial, ethnic, religious, gender, sexual and spiritual identities of each of our patients and their families. We offer location-specific services such as English translation, telehealth appointments and transportation assistance. In keeping with our Mission, Providence also offers financial assistance programs that provide free and low-cost care to those who are eligible.

Our littlest patients benefit from one of the largest networks of neuroscientists in the country. This collaborative system includes award-winning physicians, scientists, researchers and caregivers across 51 hospitals in seven states. The knowledge and skills of these professionals, combined with the expertise of your local team, mean your child is getting the best personalized care.

More About Pediatric Neurology

Pediatric neurology refers to conditions of the brain and nervous system in children. These conditions can range greatly, from headaches and developmental delays to brain injuries, tumors, seizures and cerebral palsy. Some conditions may be temporary, while others may require lifelong monitoring, treatment and care. Pediatric neurologists at Providence use the most effective therapies to treat patients and their families with hope and compassion.

Conditions we treat include:

  • Angelman syndrome
  • Autism
  • Brain tumor
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Epilepsy
    • Dravet syndrome
    • Early infantile epileptic encephalopathy
    • Infantile spasms
    • Lennox-Gastaut syndrome
  • Migraines 

Testing and Diagnostics

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Your neurological team will use the most advanced methods to diagnose your child’s condition. These may include one or more of the following:

  • Blood test
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Genetic testing
  • Lumbar puncture (spinal tap)
  • MRI
  • Urine test

Personalized Treatment for Pediatric Neurological Conditions

Your child is unique. This is why their care team works with you to create a treatment plan based specifically on your child’s diagnosis and your family’s personal needs. This can include initial treatment as well as ongoing care and support. Treatment may include one or more of the following:

  • Physical therapy
  • Prescription medications
  • Speech therapy
  • Surgery

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