Helping kids develop their potential
At Dell Children's Medical Center, we have assembled a highly specialized team to treat a broad array of nervous system disorders in children and adolescents, including epilepsy, neuromuscular disease, cerebral palsy, autism, developmental disorders, congenital abnormalities, brain tumors, and the effects of head injuries, infections and strokes. To address the full range of neurological, behavioral and developmental problems in children and youth, we provide a continuum of services from evaluation, testing and diagnosis to surgical procedures and other treatments, disease management, rehabilitation, and follow-up - all designed with the growing child in mind.
As the leading provider of pediatric neurology services in Central Texas, Dell Children's offers expert staff and advanced technology for treating both acute and chronic neurological conditions, including:
- Developmental disorders such as autism, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, and language disorders
- Epilepsy and seizures
- Neuromuscular diseases including muscular dystrophy
- Headache disorders and migraines
- Movement disorders such as cerebral palsy and Tourette syndrome
- Acute neurological management of head injuries, neurological infections and strokes
- Neuro-oncological problems such as tumors of the brain and spinal cord and neurofibromatosis
The Pediatric Neurosurgery Center is at the forefront of technological innovation and research to provide leading-edge care for a full range of neurological disorders. We employ such sophisticated technology as Intraoperative MRI (iMRI) for brain scans during surgery - which help to increase precision and decrease the need for follow-up surgeries - as well as stereotactic neuronavigation to minimize the potential impact to critical brain structures.
Pediatric Behavioral Health
Whether in the hospital or at our outpatient clinics, our clinicians provide evidence-based treatment for children with emotional and cognitive diagnoses, as well as challenges related to hospitalization. Services include the evaluation and support for youth with a variety of issues, such as co-occurring medical and mental illness, difficulty adjusting to an acute or chronic medical condition, mood and anxiety disorders, and other difficulties with coping. Behavioral health specialists support the emotional needs of children and their families in a number of hospital-based programs, including the obesity program, traumatic injury, cancer, diabetes, and developmental disorders.