Pediatric Neurology

Pediatric Neurology
Child neurologists are medical doctors who have completed four years of medical school, at least one or two years of pediatric residency, and three or more years of residency training in adult and child neurology. In addition, most child neurologists have certification from the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with special competency in child neurology. Some child neurologists secure additional fellowship training in epilepsy. 
 
Child neurologists treat children from birth into young adulthood and combine the special expertise in diagnosing and treating disorders of the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, muscles, nerves) with an understanding of medical disorders in childhood and the special needs of the child and family. In many cases, child neurologists work as a team with other pediatric specialists to care for children who have more complex or serious medical issues, such as autism, to provide ongoing care and close follow-up throughout childhood and adolescence. Neurologists can evaluate a child with autism when there are concerns about movement disorders, epilepsy, headaches, migraines, sleep disorders and other neurological complaints.
 

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