Pediatric Neurology

What is Pediatric Neurology? Pediatric neurology is the branch of medicine that is devoted to the research, diagnosis, and treatment of neurological disorders in infants, children, and adolescents. Pediatric neurologists practice in a variety of settings, including private practice and academic teaching hospitals. Specialization in child neurology is gained through a fellowship after completion of medical school and residency in pediatrics or through a combined pediatrics-neurology residency program.

What conditions are managed by Pediatric Neurology?

  • Epilepsy
  • Development delay, learning, or behavioral issues.
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Tic disorders
  • Headaches
  • Sleep disorders
  • Pediatric strokes
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • Neurocutaneous syndromes
  • Central nervous system tumors
  • Brain and spinal cord trauma
  • Neurometabolic disorders

Source: Child Neurology Foundation. (2020, July 18). The Field of Child Neurology. Retrieved May 30, 2022, from