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It's rare that a child is born with a disorder that can affect the brain, spinal cord, nervous system and muscular system. But when it happens, you can trust that Cook Children's neurosciences programs are among the best.

Cook Children's has brilliant health professionals who are committed to delivering superior quality patient- and family-focused care for infants, children, teens and young adults. Our programs also provide access to the latest treatments, therapies and research.

Our neurosciences team is known for their top minds, skilled treatment and commitment to seeking cures through research and advanced medical technology. Thanks to these efforts, we have earned the respect of our peers, and especially our patients and their families as one of the leading centers in the country for neurological specialties where your child is always top of mind.

Neurology
Pediatric neurology deals with diseases and disorders that can affect a child's nervous system. This includes the brain, the spinal cord and all associated blood vessels, muscles and nerves.

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Neurosurgery
Recognized leaders in neurosurgery, our cutting-edge technology and treatment techniques have had a major impact on more positive outcomes for children, teens and young adults with brain and nervous system conditions.

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Neuro-Oncology
Cook Children's Neuro-Oncology Program includes oncology, neurosurgery, neurology, radiation oncology, diagnostic imaging, neuropsychology, social services, nursing and rehabilitation. All to provide the most complete care for your child.

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Neuropsychology
The pediatric neuropsychologist uses formal standardized tests of abilities, such as memory and language skills, to assess brain functioning. He or she interprets the results based on what is expected at the child's age level and makes recommendations for optimal care.

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Neurorehabilitation
Cook Children's Rehab Care Unit (RCU) is a family-centered area where children get treatment for head injuries and neurological illnesses. The RCU uses multiple people that provide services including therapies, medical care, support and education.

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Neurodiagnostics
The Neurodiagnostics Center is an important part of our neurosciences program. Advanced neurological technologies are available to help our specialists diagnose your child's condition and prepare a plan of care.

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We're here to help.

If your child has been diagnosed, you probably have lots of questions. We can help. If you would like to schedule an appointment, refer a patient or speak to our staff, please call our offices at 682-885-2500.