Neurology concerns the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the central nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal cord, and the peripheral nervous system, which includes the nerves and muscles.
The experts at Seattle Children’s evaluate and care for babies, children and teens with many kinds of neurological conditions including cerebral palsy, epilepsy, headache, movement disorders and muscular dystrophy. Seattle Children’s has the only comprehensive epilepsy program in the Pacific Northwest especially for children and teens. Our clinic is the main teaching site for the University of Washington's nationally recognized residency training program for physicians who are receiving specialized training in pediatric neurology. In 2009, U.S. News & World Report ranked Children’s neurology program ninth-best in the country.
Caring for children with complex neurological conditions requires the skills of specialists in many fields of medicine. Together with a neurologist, the child's healthcare team at Seattle Children’s may include surgeons, nurse practitioners, neuropsychologists, dietitians and social workers.