Treatment programs at Texas Children's Hospital
Texas Children's Hospital is home to one of the largest pediatric neurology divisions in the world. Under the leadership of Dr. Gary Clark, chief of pediatric neurology and developmental neuroscience, our renowned Blue Bird Circle Clinic for Pediatric Neurology and its subspecialty clinics are helping children from around the world receive support, care, and effective treatments.
The Blue Bird Circle Clinic for Pediatric Neurology
The Blue Bird Circle Clinic for Pediatric Neurology specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care of children with neurological diseases and disorders including brain tumors, cerebral palsy, developmental delay, and headaches, with subspecialty clinics for children with Rett syndrome, muscular dystrophy, epilepsy (seizures), and sleep disorders.
The Blue Bird Circle Rett Center
The Blue Bird Circle Rett Center is one of the only centers in the United States that has the breadth of experience necessary to evaluate and treat patients with Rett syndrome. Medical specialists are available to evaluate problems such as scoliosis, chewing/swallowing dysfunction, failure to thrive, gastroesophageal reflux, and motor dysfunctions. The multidisciplinary team includes a pediatric neurologist, a pediatric gastroenterologist, an orthopedic surgeon, cardiologists, and a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
The Blue Bird Circle Multiple Sclerosis Clinic
Specializing in the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care of neurological disorders in children caused by demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system, The Blue Bird Circle Multiple Sclerosis Clinic provides perspective and insight into all aspects of these diseases. The multidisciplinary team includes a pediatric neurologist, a geneticist, a neuro-radiologist, and a neuro-opthamologist. An adult neurologist helps patients transition to adult MS care. Support personnel include a social worker, a neuropsychologist, a psychologist, and a pediatric MS nurse, as well as trained volunteers from The Blue Bird Circle Clinic.
The Blue Bird Circle Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic
The Blue Bird Circle Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic offers comprehensive, family-centered patient care, education, and research for patients affected by pediatric neuromuscular diseases. A team of experienced medical specialists offers insight and support for all aspects of muscular dystrophy. The multidisciplinary team includes pediatric neurologists, cardiologists, pulmonologists, physical medicine specialists, and orthopedic surgeons. Support personnel include a social worker, a neuropsychologist, and a psychologist, as well as trained volunteers from The Blue Bird Circle Clinic.
Texas Children's Epilepsy Center
Texas Children's Epilepsy Center evaluates and treats children with seizure disorders and epilepsy. The center offers comprehensive care for children with epilepsy. The Epilepsy Monitoring Unit provides diagnostic evaluation, and includes specialists from the departments of neurophysiology, neurology, neurosurgery, nursing, child life, physical medicine, neuro-radiology, nuclear medicine, food and nutrition, and social work. A number of surgical procedures are available for children whose seizures are not controlled by anti-epileptic medications.
Texas Children's Sleep Center
Texas Children's Sleep Center is one of the few centers in the country specializing in pediatric sleep disorders. The Center provides diagnostic evaluation and treatment for children with all types of sleep disorders. Neurology and neurophysiology specialists use a variety of resources, including the sleep laboratory and numerous pediatric sub-specialists to provide multidisciplinary care.