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Pediatric neurology provides specialized care for infants, children and adolescents with a wide range of neurological disorders, including epilepsy, developmental disorders, brain tumors, movement disorders, neurodegenerative conditions, neuromuscular diseases, cerebral palsy and more. Advances in technology and breakthroughs in research in the field of child neurology have led to a better understanding of the complexities of childhood neurological disorders and the ability to treat them more successfully.

The Division of Pediatric and Child Neurology at Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York provides compassionate, leading-edge care for childhood neurological disorders.

Our Pediatric Neurology department treats infants, children and adolescents. Our highly trained pediatric neurologists provide comprehensive evaluation and management of many different types of childhood neurological disorders and diseases affecting a child’s nervous system and muscles.

Our pediatric neurologists diagnosis and treat various child neurology diseases and disorders such as:

  • Seizures, epilepsy and paroxysmal events
  • Headaches
  • Brain and spinal cord tumors
  • Head trauma including concussion and sport injuries
  • Neuromuscular disorders including cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spasticity
  • Movement disorders including tics and Tourette’s syndrome, dystonia, chorea
  • Structural abnormalities including hydrocephalus, congenital anomalies
  • Developmental disorders including autism-PDD, learning disorders
  • Metabolic disorders including leukodystrophies, mitochondrial disorders, genetic syndromes
  • Neurocutaneous disorders such as tuberous sclerosis, neurofibromatosis
  • Dizziness and vertigo

At the Pediatric Neurology division of Cohen Children’s Medical Center, we have specialized Child Neurology clinics staffed with pediatric neurologists that expertly diagnose and treat neurological disorders in children:

The Epilepsy Center - This pediatric neurology clinic offers special expertise in the assessment, evaluation and treatment of children with epilepsy. A variety of tests including routine EEG, ambulatory EEG and inpatient video EEG are available. Medical, dietary and surgical options for the treatment of seizures are also offered.

The Childhood Brain & Spinal Cord Tumor Center Clinic – This pediatric neurology clinic provides comprehensive, innovative, state-of-the-art care for children diagnosed with tumors of the nervous system. It is run in conjunction with the Hematology/Oncology Department.

The Neurofibromatosis Clinic – This pediatric neurology clinic is designed for patients who are suspected of, or diagnosed with, neurofibromatosis. This clinic is also run in conjunction with our Division of Genetics.

MDA-Neuromuscular Clinic – This pediatric neurology clinic helps each child with physical impairments related to these conditions reach their maximum function and improve their quality of life. The MDA-Neuromuscular Spasticity Clinic is a collaboration of the departments of neurology, orthopedics, physiatry and neurosurgery.

The Spasticity Clinic – This pediatric neurology clinic provides pharmacological treatment of spasticity including oral medications, Botox injections and referrals for therapies and surgical management as necessary.

Make an Appointment with our Pediatric and Child Neurology Division:
Cohen Children’s Medical Center makes it easy for you to take the first steps in ensuring your child receives world-class pediatric neurology care. Simply click the request an appointment button and set up an appointment with our caring and dedicated staff of pediatric neurologists and health professionals, or call 516-465-5255.

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