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:
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.
epilepsy and seizures
The Dayton Children's neurology department offers neurodiagnostic testing and ongoing care for children who are experiencing seizures. Our level 4 epilepsy center offers the most advanced care in treating and diagnosing seizure disorders.
A seizure is a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain that usually affects how a person feels or acts for a short time. A person who has two or more seizures typically is diagnosed with childhood epilepsy. Seizures may be a symptom of an underlying problem, and can be triggered by many things, such as an illness, head injury and sleep deprivation. Family history can also play a role We have a first seizure clinic and an intractable epilepsy clinic for children with new onset and/or recurrent seizures.
first seizure clinic
When a child has their first convulsive seizure, it can be terrifying for parents and families. Parents are often left with many questions and wondering what to do if this were to happen again. Dayton Children's is proud to offer our First Seizure Clinic for our patients.
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.
intractable epilepsy clinic
Patients diagnosed with epilepsy sometimes have a hard time finding a medication that will help control their seizures. When a child has been prescribed at least two appropriately chosen seizure medications but continues to have seizures, this is called intractable epilepsy. About 30% of patients diagnosed with epilepsy will have intractable epilepsy.
neurology diagnosis testing
Dayton Children's offers advanced neurodiagnostic testing to help our team diagnose neurological disorders and evaluate how well therapy is working.
psychogenic non-epileptic seizure (PNES) clinic
Seizures happen when the electrical activity in the brain misfires. Sometimes, people have episodes that may look like a seizure, but are not caused by electrical activity misfiring. These are called psychogenic non-epileptic seizures. These seizures are often caused by stress and trauma in a patient's life. It is important to remember that children who have been diagnosed with PNES are unable to control when these events happen and that they are not aware of what they are doing.
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.