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Neurobehavior Program


The Neurobehavior Program is a subspecialty service of Children’s Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine, which focuses upon evaluation and management of behavioral effects associated with neurologic illness. Diseases emphasized include epilepsy, movement disorders, intellectual or developmental disabilities, migraines, and other complex neurologic and medical conditions.

Program Director Jay A. Salpekar, MD, was recently honored as one of “Top Doctors” in the Washington DC, area, by Northern Virginia Magazine, and also as a “Superdoctor” in the Washington Post Magazine. Dr. Salpekar has spent 15 years in this field and internationally renown as a clinician and scholar in the field of Neuropsychiatry.

A comprehensive neuropsychiatric assessment is done in collaboration with neurology and neuropsychology services as necessary. The program is unique in that very few pediatric institutions offer an interdisciplinary approach to neurologic illness that includes a psychiatric perspective. We aim to treat the whole person, and tailor treatment to the individual concerns of each patient and family.

Once we identify your child’s particular needs, we work closely with you to develop an individual treatment strategy.

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