Conditions

From the beginning of care, through treatment, and into recovery, we provide an experience that’s right for children and families.

Children’s National Health System provides a wide range of clinical services and specialties dedicated to improving children’s health.

Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a neurological condition involving the brain that makes people more susceptible to having recurrent unprovoked seizures.

Learning Disabilities and Neurofibromatosis

As many as 80 percent of all children with neurofibromatosis will have associated difficulties that affect learning, including attention problems, memory problems, spatial perception difficulties, and selective problems in reading or mathematics.

Neurofibromatosis

NF1 is a life-long condition usually diagnosed early in life, often within the first year. NF1 is diagnosed based on specific skin, ocular, and other physical findings, and genetic blood testing in selected cases.

Concussion

The term mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) is used interchangeably with the term concussion.

Neurofibromatosis Tumors

Tumors of the optic nerve and visual pathway are the most common types of brain tumors in children with neurofibromatosis.

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Children who have difficulty with social skills, language and behavior are said to have an autism spectrum disorder (formerly known as a pervasive developmental disorder (PDD)).