Resources and support from CNF is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your neurologist, physician, or other qualified health provider with any questions about or related to a medical condition. CNF assumes no responsibility for any injury arising out of or related to any use of related information or for any errors or omissions.

What is a Neurologic Condition?

The term “neurologic condition” applies to any condition that is caused by a dysfunction in part of the brain or nervous system, resulting in physical and/or psychological symptoms. – Learn More

What is a Child Neurologist?

Pediatric or child neurologists are specially-trained physicians who have followed up their four-year medical school education with a five-year post-graduate training regimen consisting of two years of training in pediatrics, one year of training in general neurology, and two years of training in pediatric neurology.

Child neurologists combine a special expertise in diagnosing and treating disorders of the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, muscles, nerves) with an understanding of medical disorders in childhood and the special needs of the child and his or her family and environment. Child Neurologists then take comprehensive examinations supervised by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and become Board Certified in Neurology and Psychiatry with Special Competence in Child Neurology.

In many cases, child neurologists work as a team with pediatricians or other primary care physicians. In addition, child neurologists may work with other pediatric specialists to care for children who have more complex or serious medical issues, such as tuberous sclerosis muscular dystrophy or birth defects. These are chronic conditions that require ongoing care and close follow-up throughout childhood and adolescence.

How to Find a Child Neurologist

Our partners at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) have a helpful “Find a Neurologist” tool that enables you to search for a neurologist by specialty, last name, city, or state. To find a neurologist who sees children and teens, select “Child Neurology” from the list under “Subspecialty.”

Preparing for Your Visit

Guidance and tips for your visit with a healthcare provider – Learn More

Diagnosis

The process leading to a diagnosis for a child’s condition is not always an easy one. CNF provides credible resources and information to guide you along this journey.  – Learn More

Support for Patients & Caregivers

Guidance and support for patients and families living with a neurologic condition. – Learn More