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.

Pediatric 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)). 

Brain Tumors

Brain tumors are the most common solid tumors in children.

Pediatric Epilepsy

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

Headaches

A headache is pain or discomfort in the head or face area. Headaches can be single or recurrent in nature, and localized to one or more areas of the head and face.

Pediatric Migraines

Headaches are quite common in pregnancy. The most common are tension headaches and migraine headaches. Most headaches come and go, but others may be more bothersome or may be caused by other complications. It is important for women to consult their doctor about any headaches they may have before, during, or after pregnancy.

Newborn Neurologic Disorders

There are several neurological disorders affecting newborns that require clinical care by a doctor or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview.

Pediatric Brachial Plexis Palsy

Brachial plexus palsy in newborns is caused by injury to the nerve roots or nerves to the arm typically during the birthing process.

Pediatric Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a lifelong condition affecting communication between the brain and muscles, causing a state of uncoordinated movement and posturing. 

Pediatric Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia gravis is a complex autoimmune disorder in which antibodies destroy neuromuscular connections.