Conditions We Treat

UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s diagnoses, treats, and manages the care of children and adolescents with medical conditions of the central nervous system, including epilepsy, cerebral palsy, neuromuscular diseases, congenital abnormalities, movement disorders, headaches, genetic conditions, neurodevelopmental disorders, brain tumors, and acquired brain injuries, such as head injuries, neurological infections, and strokes. See below for a list of conditions treated at UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s.

Dell Children's Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Center

  • Absence Seizures
  • Atonic Seizures
  • Autoimmune Epilepsy
  • Clonic Seizures
  • Focal Seizures
  • Generalized Seizures
  • Genetic Epilepsy
  • Infantile Spasms
  • Intractable/Drug-Resistant Seizures
  • Metabolic Epilepsy
  • Myoclonic Seizures
  • Neonatal Seizures
  • New Onset Seizures
  • Psychogenic Nonepileptic Events (PNEE)
  • Status Epilepticus
  • Structural Epilepsy
  • Tonic-Clonic Seizures
  • Tonic Seizures
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Unknown Onset Seizures

Dell Children's Neurodevelopmental Center

  • Neurodevelopmental Delays (e.g., Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Cognitive Impairment, Impaired Visual-Spatial and Visual-Motor Skills, Learning Disabilities, Oral-Motor Discoordination, and Speech and Language Difficulties)
  • Developmental Delays Caused by Congenital or Childhood-Onset Medical Conditions (e.g., Brain Injury, Brain Malformation, Cardiac Disorders, Congenital Heart Disease, Genetic Conditions, Low Birth Weight, and Perinatal Injury)

Dell Children's Pediatric Headache Center

  • Conditions Causing Facial Pain
  • Headaches Secondary to Infection
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Migraine
  • New Daily Persistent Headache
  • Pediatric Episodic Conditions Associated With Migraine
  • Post-Injury Headaches
  • Primary Stabbing Headache
  • Tension-Type Headaches
  • Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalgias (TACs)

Dell Children’s Pediatric Neuromuscular Disease Center

  • Congenital Myasthenic Syndromes (CMS)
  • Congenital Myopathies
  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • Inherited Neuropathies
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Nemaline Myopathy
  • Neuropathy
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

Pediatric Neurology Clinic

  • Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Brain and Spinal Cysts
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Developmental Disorders (e.g., Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), and Language Disorders)
  • Diseases of the Muscle (e.g., Muscular Dystrophy and Spinal Muscular Atrophy)
  • Epilepsy
  • Diseases of the Peripheral Nerves (Neuropathies)
  • Genetics Disorders (e.g., Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) and Neurofibromatosis (NF1 and NF2))
  • Head Injuries
  • Headache Disorders
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Immune Disorders Affecting the Nervous System
  • Metabolic Disorders With Neurological Manifestations
  • Movement Disorders (e.g., Tics and Tourette Syndrome)
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurological Infections
  • Prenatal Consults for Neurological Fetal Anomalies
  • Seizures
  • Skull and Spinal Fractures
  • Strokes
  • Tumors of the Brain and Spinal Cord

Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmology Clinic

  • Brain-Based Vision Loss
  • Double Vision Due to Eye Misalignment
  • Intracranial Hypertension
  • Neurologic Disorders of the Lids and Asymmetric Pupils
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Nerve Disease
  • Papilledema Due to Intracranial Hypertension
  • Visual Field Loss Due to Tumor or Stroke

Pediatric Neurosurgery Clinic

  • Epilepsy
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Tumors
  • Malformations of the Brain and Spine
  • Movement Disorders

Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury