Jefferson University Hospitals

Pediatric Neurology

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If your child has a neurological condition or injury, it can be scary for you, your child and your family. Neurological issues can affect your child's cognitive functioning (ability to think, reason and make behavior choices), physical functioning (the way the body works) or both.

At Jefferson, your child is in excellent care, thanks to pediatric neurologists from Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, available at our Center City Philadelphia office. Nemours pediatric neurologists take a team approach to your child's care, working with other pediatric specialists to diagnose and treat children with conditions and injuries that affect the brain, spine and nervous system.

Diagnosing Neurological Conditions and Injuries in Children

Nemours pediatric neurologists diagnose and treat children with a wide range of neurological conditions and injuries, including:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Concussion and other traumatic brain injury
  • Developmental delay
  • Epilepsy and seizures
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Learning and language disorders
  • Muscle and nerve disorders
  • Cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis
  • Sleep disorders
  • Tumors in the nervous system and neurocutaneous syndromes such as neurofibromatosis, tuberous sclerosis and Sturge-Weber disease
  • Tourette's syndrome and other tic disorders
  • Other genetic disorders
  • Behavior disorders

Depending on your child's condition, our pediatric neurology specialists may perform the following tests to aid in a diagnosis:

  • MRI
  • Electroencephalogram
  • Sleep study

Surgical Procedures to Treat Neurological Conditions and Injuries in Children

If your child needs surgery, at Jefferson you also have access to neurosurgeons from Nemours who will ensure your child receives the best care possible.

For surgical procedures, you and your child may be referred to nearby Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware.