A child’s brain is incredible and grows rapidly during the first 3 years of life. The neurological specialists at Banner Children’s are experts in how the brain works at every stage of development and are here to help if your child is born with or develops a neurological condition. Our team understands how kids think, what they feel and what they need from us along the way.
Pediatric neurology focuses on the care and treatment of neurological disorders occurring in the brain, spinal cord, muscles and nerves of infants, children and young adults.
Pediatric neuropsychology is the study of how the brain and the nervous system are connected and affect a child’s daily behaviors. A pediatric neuropsychologist can help diagnose a behavioral or neurological condition. At Banner Children’s, our team may conduct a neuropsychology assessment or testing to evaluate your child’s memory, attention and problem solving skills. The key difference between pediatric neurology and pediatric neuropsychology is that neurology is the study of the brain and nervous system while neuropsychology is the study of the mind and how the brain works with behavior.
Our dedicated team of pediatric neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, therapists and nurses care for children with neurological and psychiatric disorders that affect the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles. We treat conditions ranging from headaches to movement disorders, to brain and spine trauma. Our specialists understand that kid-centered care means having a focus on children’s physical, mental and emotional needs no matter what their age.
If your child has signs and symptoms that are concerning, testing is a crucial piece in determining next steps. First, our team will take time to learn about your child’s symptoms. Then, neurological exams and imaging tests will help our team get a better understanding of your child’s condition to provide a diagnosis. We draw on the best and most well-established medical knowledge to deliver care that is right for your child.
After your pediatric neurologist has diagnosed your child’s condition, it’s important to discuss treatment options so you can determine the path that is right for your child. Depending on the condition, your pediatric neurologist may recommend options such as medication, therapies or neurosurgery. No matter the treatment path decided upon, our dedicated team of professionals is here to help your child get back to a normal life as soon as possible.
At Banner Children’s, we offer neurosurgery for the treatment of spine or brain infections, vascular neurosurgery, tumors and diseases. Whether your child is suffering from a neurological disease or a tumor, our experts are ready to help get your child back to everyday activities. Our pediatric neurosurgeons will communicate with you every step of the way to make sure you’re informed and supported during this time.
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Our team is focused on providing the best specialized care for your child. Lean on the expert team at Banner Children’s to provide support for your family.