Pediatric neurology is a specialized branch of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of neurological disorders in children, from infancy to adolescence. It deals with the evaluation and care of children with a wide range of neurological conditions, including developmental delays, epilepsy, movement disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, neuromuscular diseases, and genetic neurological disorders.
The developing nervous system of children presents unique challenges and considerations, requiring specialized expertise to provide comprehensive and compassionate care. Pediatric neurologists are medical professionals who specialize in evaluating and treating neurological disorders in children. They work closely with a multidisciplinary team of healthcare providers, including pediatricians, neurosurgeons, psychologists, occupational and speech therapists, and genetic counselors, to deliver personalized and effective care to young patients.