services and programs
Dayton Children's neurologists are well trained in treating many different neurological disorders, including epilepsy, headaches, dysautonomia and more.
Video visits at Dayton Children's provide you and your child a convenient, hassle-free environment for your appointment. Video visits are just like an office visit, only from the comfort of your home! Using video conferencing technology (similar to FaceTime or Google Meet) allow you to have an appointment from your mobile device or personal computer without the need to commute. If your child has an upcoming appointment, ask if a video visit is an option for care. Call 937-641-3000. Learn more about video visits.
Learn about a variety of our programs below or click here to see all conditions treated:
Dayton Children's neurology department is accredited by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) as a level 4 epilepsy center - the highest level of epilepsy care. Whether your child has encountered their first seizure or have been diagnosed with epilepsy, Dayton Children's Epilepsy Center provides a comprehensive approach to help your family understanf the treatment options and what might work best for your child. Learn more.
Headaches are a common and potentially disabling problem for children and teens. Our neurologist at Dayton Children's are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of headache disorders in children and adolescents. Our providers have the expertise necessary to treat those headaches and help patients meet their potential to live a life uninterrupted by pain. Learn more.
refractory headache clinic
Some children and teenagers may have headaches that continue despite trying medications. Dayton Children's Refractory Headache Clinic is for those who have chronic headaches that are not responding to medication or find that their headaches are significantly impacting school and their social life. Learn more.
complex movement disorders clinic
Movement disorders are characterized by abnormal movements such as tremor, chorea, athetosis, myoclonus, dystonia, ataxia, Parkinsonism, etc. Often these movements interfere with normal movements and interrupt normal everyday life. Movement disorders can be acute or chronic, acquired (brain injuries, medication side effects, various other medical conditions) or genetic. Learn more.
Dysautonomia is a briad term used to cover various conditions that cause the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) to not work properly. You may also hear dysautonomia referred to as Autonomic Dysfunction or Autonomic Neuropathy. Patients with dysautonomia present with multiple complaints that may include increased heart rate, palpitations with position change; fainting/near fainting; fatigue; loss of vision; exercise intolerance and chronic abdominal complaints.
idiopathic intracranial hypertension
Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is a condition that causes an increase in cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) in the brain. The increased CSF can cause increased pressure within the head, and can cause children to have headaches, ringing in the ears, and possibly vision changes. In children with IIH is is unknown what causes the increase in CSF.
neurology diagnosis testing
Dayton Children's offers advanced neurodiagnostic testing to help our team diagnose neurological disorders and evaluate how well therapy is working.
Sometimes children are born with a genetic disorder that causes abnormalities in the brain as well as skin. This is known as a neurocutaneous disorder, and there are several different types of syndromes. Sometimes children are diagnosed at birth, and sometimes it can take children several years to start to show signs and symptoms of this disorder.
Tics are sudden, repetitive movements or sounds that some people make, seemingly without being aware of it are more common than you might realize. Many people have tics that go away in less than a year, called Transient Tic Disorder. But in some kids, tics are more severe or long lasting. If a child has tics for more than a year, it is called a chronic tic disorder. In some cases, these tics can be part of a condition called Tourette's syndrome.