Whatever nervous system condition or disorder your child may have, we have a neurologist who can help. Click the links below for more information on our specialty clinics and programs or to schedule an appointment. At bottom are general programs serving children across a variety of conditions.
What if I don’t see my child’s condition listed?
We treat many rare conditions too numerous to list here. Please call us at 617-355-6388 and our staff can advise you.
What if I don’t know what my child has?
If you don’t yet know the cause of your child’s symptoms, please call us at 617-355-6388. Our staff can point you to a specific program or arrange for your child to see one of our general neurologists.
What if my child has more than one condition?
If you’re not sure which program to contact, call us at 617-355-6388 and we’ll help you figure out the best place to start. Some of our services cut across multiple conditions.
What if I’ve been referred here for a diagnostic test?
Conditions we treat
- Autism spectrum disorder: Our Autism Spectrum Center coordinates visits with child neurologists, developmental behavioral pediatricians, psychiatrists, geneticists, gastroenterologists, speech/language therapists, and more.
- Birth defects: We provide neurologic care to children with hydrocephalus, spina bifida, and a variety of other congenital anomalies.
- Brain or spinal cord injury: The Brain Injury Center provides acute and long-term care from specialists in child neurology, trauma, critical care, neurosurgery, neuropsychology, rehabilitation, and more.
- Brain or spinal cord tumor: The Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer Center’s Brain Tumor Center offers advanced diagnostics and treatments for malignant and non-malignant tumors.
- CDKL5 Clinic: Our CDKL5 Clinic offers children with CDKL5 disorder specialized care from programs throughout Boston Children’s Hospital.
- Cerebral palsy: We offer neurologic evaluations and care as part of the Cerebral Palsy Center.
- Cerebrovascular disease: The Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center offers advanced imaging and care for children with stroke, non-traumatic bleeding in the brain, and blood vessel disease or malformations that can put the brain at risk.
- Epilepsy and seizures: The Epilepsy Center provides multi-pronged, individualized care to help infants, children, and teens lead seizure-free lives. We see patients in Boston and several suburban locations, and also have an Epilepsy Genetics Program.
- Headache: The Headache Program sees children and teens with all types of headaches, with locations in Boston and Waltham.
- Infantile Spasms Program: The Infantile Spasms Program is dedicated to providing timely evaluation, testing, treatment, and follow-up for infants with new infantile spasms, refractory infantile spasms, and later-onset epileptic spasms.
- Learning difficulties: The Learning Disabilities Program provides comprehensive evaluations to help school-age children with cognitive, academic, and social development.
- Mitochondrial disorders: The Mitochondrial Program provides diagnostic services and care for children with mitochondrial disorders, such as Kearns-Sayre syndrome, Leigh’s disease, MELAS, MERRF, MNGIE, and Pearson syndrome.
- Movement disorders: Neurologist Claudio Melo de Gusmao, MD, evaluates and cares for children with ataxia, chorea, dystonia, myoclonus, tremor, tic disorders/Tourette's syndrome, and other disorders with neurosurgeon Scellig Stone, MD.
- Multiple sclerosis (MS) and related conditions: The Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders Program cares for children and teens with MS, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, acute transverse myelitis, and optic neuritis.
- Neurocritical Care Program: The Neurocritical Care Program provides specialized care to treat and protect the brains of critically ill and injured children.
- Neurofibromatosis: The Neurofibromatosis Program provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations, follow-up care, and genetic counseling, and offers enrollment in several clinical trials.
- Neuro-immune disorders: The Pediatric Neuro-immunology Program treats autoimmune disorders affecting the brain and spinal cord, such as opsoclonus-myoclonus-ataxia syndrome, central nervous system vasculitis, Hashimoto’s encephalopathy, lupus, and auto-immune encephalitis.
- Neurometabolic disorders: The Neurometabolic Program diagnoses and treats metabolic disorders including urea cycle disorders, lysosomal storage disorders, leukodystrophies, and mitochondrial disorders.
- Neuromuscular conditions: The Neuromuscular Center cares for children with muscular dystrophy, myopathies, motor neuron diseases, neuropathies, and neuromuscular junction disorders, and conducts numerous major research studies.
- Rett syndrome: The Rett Syndrome Program, the only such program in New England, cares for both children and adults with Rett syndrome and conducts research into new treatments.
- Sleep problems: The Sleep Center cares for babies and children of all ages with all kinds of sleep problems, offering consults and overnight sleep studies.
- Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA): The Spinal Muscular Atrophy Program offers diagnostic services, provides treatments to help children maintain motor function, manages medical complications of SMA, and actively researches new therapies.
- Stroke: The Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center offers advanced imaging and care, both acute and long-term.
- Sturge-Weber syndrome: The Sturge-Weber Syndrome Clinic brings together multiple specialists to diagnose this disorder and treat its complications.
- Tuberous sclerosis (TS): The Multi-Disciplinary Tuberous Sclerosis Program brings together multiple specialties to provide neurologic and medical care and conducts active research to find new treatments.