Neurology - Patient Care and Treatment

Neurology - Patient Care and Treatment

Penn State’s Pediatric Neurology team treats infants, children and teens for brain injuries, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, headaches, and other nervous system disorders.

Please call to see how we may help your child in any of our programs


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Treatment for brain, spinal cord and nerve disorders

The Pediatric Neurology care team at Penn State Children’s Hospital treats many conditions affecting the nervous system in children and teens. Some of the health problems we test for and treat include:

  • Brain injury and concussion
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental disorders
  • Epilepsy/seizures, including dietary management
  • Genetic disorders involving the nervous system
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Infections and inflammatory disorders of the brain
  • Movement disorders
  • Neurometabolic/neurodegenerative disorders
  • Neuromuscular disorders/muscular dystrophy
  • Stroke and other cerebral vascular disorders

Pediatric Epilepsy Program

Our Pediatric Epilepsy Program treats epilepsy in infants, children and teens. We evaluate and manage seizures. Our goal is to help children and families manage epilepsy through treatment, education and access to community resources. The program includes a registered dietitian to help families manage food and eating related to epilepsy treatment.

Muscular Dystrophy Association Program

The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Program provides complete care to children with neuromuscular conditions. The multi-team unit includes neurologists, cardiologists, pulmonologists, orthopedists and physical therapists. These professionals work together to provide coordinated care for children with MDA-eligible conditions.

Pediatric Headache Program

Our Pediatric Headache Program is a specialized clinic for children up to age 18 who have headaches or migraines. We provide a comprehensive, evidence-based approach to the treatment and management of headaches and migraines in children and teens.

The goal is to achieve optimal headache control through a combination of traditional medicine and lifestyle changes. We teach the patient and family about headaches and migraines to help them take more control of their headaches. Our services include lifestyle, diet, stress management, biofeedback, physical therapy, behavioral health, acupressure and acupuncture.

Contact us

Academic Office: 717-531-8790
Fax: 717-531-0245