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Pediatric Neurology

If your child has a neurologic disorder, you need highly skilled doctors you can trust. 

At Providence, our pediatric neurology team expertly diagnoses and manages a wide range of conditions that impact your child’s brain, spine, nerves and muscles. We care for babies, children and young adults. 

When a child has a seizure, an unexplained headache or shows signs of developmental delays, the experience can be scary and disturbing – for you and your child. The pediatric neurologists at Providence understand your concerns. We use the latest technology to track down the source of your child’s issues and create a treatment plan that’s just right for your child. We partner with specialists, therapists, teachers, and you to make sure we’re meeting all of your child’s unique needs. 

At Providence Pediatric Neurology, we evaluate and treat many neurological conditions, including:   

  • Autism
  • Behavioral disorders 
  • Birth defects that affect the nervous system
  • Brain injury 
  • Brain tumors 
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Congenital malformations of the brain 
  • Concussions
  • Developmental delay
  • Delayed speech
  • Encephalitis
  • Epilepsy and seizure disorders
  • Genetic disorders that affect the nervous system
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Intellectual disability
  • Meningitis
  • Metabolic diseases that affect the nervous system
  • Multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune issues that impact the brain and spinal cord
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Neuropathy
  • Sleep issues
  • Stroke
  • Tourette syndrome and other tic disorders 

To diagnose a neurological disorder, our doctors will talk with you and your child about symptoms and family medical history. We’ll perform a physical exam and we may also perform a variety of tests to evaluate your child’s coordination and balance, hearing and speech, mental skills, motor and sensory skills and vision.

Other diagnostic tests may include: 

  • Angiography
  • Biopsy
  • Blood testing
  • Brain scans (including MRI and CT and PET scans) 
  • Electroencephalogram
  • Electromyography
  • Electronystagmography 
  • Genetic testing
  • Spinal tap
  • Ultrasound
  • X-rays 

Our pediatric neurologists will work with other pediatricians and specialists to care for your child. Depending on the nature of your child’s neurologic issue, your care team may include: 

  • Occupational therapists
  • Pediatric neurologists
  • Pediatric neurosurgeons
  • Pediatricians
  • Physical therapists
  • Speech therapists
  • Teachers