Helping Children Develop Their Potential
At UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s, we have assembled a team of world-renowned, highly specialized clinicians to treat children and adolescents with medical conditions of the central nervous system. As a leading neurosciences program in Central Texas, our comprehensive care approach is one that prioritizes family-centered treatment, multidisciplinary collaborations, and interinstitutional partnerships.
Programs We Offer
UT Health Austin physicians and Dell Children’s Medical Center, have assembled a highly specialized team to treat a broad array of nervous system disorders in children and adolescents, including epilepsy, neuromuscular disease, cerebral palsy, autism, developmental disorders, congenital abnormalities, brain tumors, and the effects of head injuries, infections and strokes.
To address the full range of neurological, behavioral and developmental problems in children and youth, we provide a continuum of services from evaluation, testing and diagnosis to surgical procedures and other treatments, disease management, rehabilitation, and follow-up – all designed with the growing child in mind.
Pediatric Neurosciences has a growing number of programs to treating both acute and chronic neurological conditions, including:
- Comprehensive Pediatric Headache Program: Appointments: 512-628-1855 Fax: 512-380-7544
- Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Program: Appointments: 512-628-1855 Fax: 512-380-7544
The Pediatric Neurosurgery Center is at the forefront of technological innovation and research to provide leading-edge care for a full range of neurological disorders. We employ such sophisticated technology as Intraoperative MRI (iMRI) for brain scans during surgery – which help to increase precision and decrease the need for follow-up surgeries – as well as stereotactic neuronavigation to minimize the potential impact to critical brain structures.
- Pediatric Neurosurgery: Appointments: 512-324-0907 Fax: 512-324-0642
Pediatric neuropsychologists provide comprehensive assessment services for children with known or suspected neurological dysfunction. Our neuropsychologists have specialized training in the impact of neurological conditions on brain development and function, and they provide valuable information to assist in medical treatment and surgical planning. This includes thorough assessment of various areas of physical and cognitive functioning, including motor coordination, sensory processing, memory, reasoning, language and attention.
The pediatric neuropsychology team is committed to maintaining a welcoming, child-friendly clinic environment that is designed to help children feel at ease and able to perform at their best. They are also engaged in numerous research projects within the medical center, focused on learning more about how medical conditions affect brain development and the effectiveness of medical and surgical interventions on improving the lives of children.
- Pediatric Concussion Program: Appointments: 512-628-1850 Fax: 512-380-4268
- Pediatric Neuropsychology Program: Appointments: 512-324-3560- Fax: 512-324-3586
Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
For children with mobility limitations, completing day to day activities and regularly participating in life’s “goings on” are reflections of overall health. Medical health, environmental and personal factors all influence a person’s ability to be involved. There are a number of therapies, medications and interventions that promote optimal health, comfort, function and participation. Dell Children’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialists seek to grow in our understanding of the health conditions and family circumstances surrounding a child’s diagnosis and help families discover the similarities and uniqueness of their child’s circumstance so that we can, together find those resources that will help facilitate their decisions around the treatment options available. We treat children with cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy, spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury.
- Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Program: Appointments: 512-628-1893 Fax: 512-380-4268