services and programs
Dayton Children's neurologists are well trained in treating many different neurological disorders, including epilepsy, headaches, dysautomia and more.
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. The headache clinic at Dayton Children’s focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of headache disorders in children and adolescents. Treatment is offered both in inpatient and outpatient settings and is tailored to each child’s individual needs. Learn more
complex movement disorders
Complex movement disorders can be acute or chronic, acquired or genetic. Our patients are evaluated and treated by a complex movement specialist. The specialist may use laboratory or genetic testing for diagnosis.
Specialists at Dayton Children’s provide expert care for concussions. A concussion is a brain injury that can cause serious complications. Learn more
Dysautonomia is a disturbance in the autonomic nervous system and can present as dizziness, fatigue and sleep disturbance.
epilepsy and seizures
Some seizures are not very noticeable, while others are disabling. They may be a symptom of an underlying problem, and can be triggered by many things, such as an illness, head injury and sleep deprivation. Every patient is different, and it can take time to find the right combination of therapies that will be most effective for your child. Our level 3 epilepsy center offers the most advanced care in treating and diagnosing seizure disorders. Learn more
idiopathic intracranial hypertension
Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is a condition that causes increased pressure inside the brain in the absence of a brain tumor or other disease. It is often discovered when the nerve that helps with vision gets swollen due to the pressure, bringing on a change or loss of vision. Children with this diagnosis also typically experience other symptoms such as headaches and ringing of the ears. Learn more
intracetable epilepsy clinic
Patients with epilepsy and poorly controlled seizures are evaluated by pesiatric neurologists who specialize in neuropsysiology and epilepsy. A multidisciplinary team collaborates to provide comprehensive care, inclusing medication and non-medication options including ketogenic diet, vagal nerve stimulator and epilepsy surgery. The clinic meets every Friday at Dayton Children's main campus.
The ketogenic diet is a very specialized diet that can help reduce seizures in some patients. Approximately one-third of children who follow ketogenic diet therapy have greater than 90 percent seizure reduction. Another third of children have at least 50 percent seizure reduction with ketogenic diet therapy. Learn more
movement disorder clinic
Patients with acute or chronic movement disorders are seen by pediatric neurologists who specialize in managing movement disorders that include dystonia, chorea, myoclonus and ataxia but not tics. Extensive genetic and metabolic testing are available if needed.
neurology diagnosis testing
Dayton Children’s offers advanced neurodiagnostic testing to help our team diagnose neurological disorders and evaluate how well therapy is working. Learn more
psychogenic non-epileptic seizure (PNES) clinic
Patients with seizure-like activity are evaluated and diagnosed based on a video EEG and clinical features. If a diagnosis is confirmed, the multidisciplinary team develops a comprehensive plan for both the patient's family and school to manage seizures.
Tuberous sclerosis, or tuberous sclerosis complex, is a rare genetic disease caused by a gene mutation. The gene mutation causes tubers to grow in different areas of the body, such as the brain, kidneys, heart and skin. Learn more
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 or mild tics that don't interfere with their lives.
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. Learn more