About This Center

The Dell Children's Comprehensive Cerebral Palsy Clinic is a clinical partnership between Dell Children’s Medical Center and UT Health Austin. It is a specialty clinic within the Dell Children’s Pediatric Rehabilitation Center. Our multidisciplinary clinic treats and manages the care of children and adolescents with cerebral palsy and related medical conditions. Your child will be seen by the pediatric rehabilitation physician, neurology nurse practitioner (NP), physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, a nurse, and a social worker within the same visit. Our goal is to provide a thorough and interactive assessment so we can collaborate with you to determine the best plan of care for your child’s unique needs.

The Dell Children’s Comprehensive Cerebral Palsy Clinic is the first interdisciplinary clinic of its kind serving Central Texas.

Treatment Approach

Patients are cared for by a dedicated interdisciplinary care team, meaning you will benefit from the expertise of multiple specialists across a variety of disciplines. Our board-certified and fellowship-trained pediatric clinicians have extensive experience in cerebral palsy management and work alongside a team of pediatric experts, including physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, nurses, and more, providing unparalleled care for patients every step of the way.

We collaborate closely with referring physicians and other partners in the community, including pediatricians, pediatric neurologists, pediatric orthopedists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists, to schedule and coordinate any additional services your child may need. Treatment involves focusing on patient-specific symptoms, addressing underlying risk factors, and coordinating with other members of your child’s care team, including outpatient therapy support and school nurses. Our goal is to help your child manage or eliminate their symptoms so they can return to school and other normal activities and be as functionally independent as possible.

Appointment Information

Before your child’s first appointment, a team member will call you to provide information about the clinic and discuss your child’s medical history. You may also be asked to fill out paperwork to make your child’s appointment as efficient as possible. During the appointment, children are evaluated by our physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, physiatrist, and pediatric neurology nurse practitioner. Depending on your child’s needs, they may recommend function-enhancing interventions such as physical, occupational, and speech therapy, bracing, equipment, or surgical interventions.

For more information about the Dell Children’s Comprehensive Cerebral Palsy Clinic, please call 512-628-1893. You can also fax referrals to 512-380-4268.