What We Treat

Each child deserves care that is tailored to his specific needs by a team that is 100 percent dedicated to pediatric patients.

As one of the leading pediatric neurosciences programs in the country, we specialize in medical and surgical treatment for conditions and injuries of the nervous system and brain.

Specific conditions we treat include:

Head and brain

Nerve and muscle

  • Myopathies
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neuropathy
  • Neurocutaneous syndrome
  • Rett Syndrome
  • Reye syndrome
  • Spasticity
  • Tourette and tic disorders
  • Tuberous sclerosis complex
  • Tumors of the nervous system

Make an appointment

  • Neurology: 404-785-KIDS (5437)
  • Neuropsychology: 404-785-2849
  • Neurosurgery: 404-785-2900

Services We Offer

Pediatric specialists

Our specialists help evaluate and treat pediatric neurological conditions.

  • Neurology: Our team includes more than a dozen pediatric neurologists who provide care to children and teens with neurological disorders. This includes conditions of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles.
  • Neuropsychology: Our team evaluates children and teens to help identify behavioral issues.  Whether your child needs an assessment of injury or a scan to see how his brain functions, our pediatric neuropsychologists can provide many different types of evaluations help identify conditions and treatment options.
  • Neurosurgery: We have more pediatric neurosurgeons than any hospital in Georgia and one of the largest teams in the country. Our neurosurgeons use advanced equipment to provide surgical treatment for children and teens of all ages.

A wide range of programs and clinics

Our team works with other specialists so that we can provide complete, effective care for your child. Treatment will be tailored for your child’s needs, and we’ll work with you at every stage so you will know what to expect.

  • Brain and Spinal Cord Tumor Program: We have one of the largest teams of dedicated pediatric neurosurgeons in the country. With our advanced surgical technology, we treat more than 100 pediatric brain tumor patients each year.
  • Concussion Program: Our goal is to educate the community about the seriousness of concussions and the importance of a gradual return to school and activities. Our concussion materials are endorsed by the Georgia Department of Public Health.
  • Epilepsy Center: Our Epilepsy Center is a Level 4 pediatric epilepsy center according to the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC)—their highest level of designation. Each year, the specially trained staff treats hundreds of patients—nearly 1,000 epilepsy discharges, more than double the national average. We provide neurodiagnostic monitoring, clinical trials, and both surgical and nonsurgical treatment options.
  • Developmental Neurology Program: Our interdisciplinary team provides comprehensive neurodevelopmental evaluations for infants, toddlers, school-age children and adolescents. We provide evaluations and comprehensive feedback to families on their child's diagnosis, strengths, weaknesses and recommendations for medical or neurological testing and therapeutic interventions.  
  • Neurocritical Care Program: Children’s has the only pediatric Level I and Level II trauma centers in the state. Our team of specialists work together to care for children with traumatic brain injuries, seizures and brain tumors.
  • Neuro Spine Care: Our team offers specialized care for children and teens with complex neurological spine disorders. From congenital conditions to spine trauma, the team takes a multidisciplinary approach, combining expertise from neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuroradiologists, neuropsychologists and orthopaedic surgeons.
  • Multispecialty clinics: Our team offers multispecialty clinics for patients who need to see several specialists. These clinics let patients see several doctors in one visit.

Evaluations and diagnostic tests

We use advanced diagnostic, treatment and neuroimaging technology to provide better outcomes for your child. Our team provides unique treatment options based on each child's condition and needs.

Learn more about our evaluations and diagnostic tests

Our Unique Approach

Our program combines the latest proven technology and research with a caring, child-friendly approach, making Children’s a top choice for treatment of neurological conditions.

We serve young patients from all over Georgia, the U.S. and the world.

Our staff offers counseling to families and children who have experienced post traumatic effects from injury and/or chronic illness. This includes the adjustment to loss during the grieving process. A particular focus on coping strategies is provided in order to insure positive outcomes and healthy development. Play therapy as well as individual counseling is provided in the inpatient and outpatient settings.

In addition, we offer family-centered care and support throughout our facilities—age appropriate play, toys and psychosocial support are available for the entire family.

We invite families to attend camps that give children the opportunity to have fun, meet others with similar conditions and build confidence.

  • Camp Carpe Diem: An overnight camp for children with medically controlled epilepsy and other seizure disorders.
  • Camp Krazy Legs: An overnight camp for children and teens with spina bifida.

National recognition

  • U.S.News & World Report ranks us among the top pediatric neurosciences programs in the country.
  • The National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) recognizes us as a Level 4 epilepsy center. Level 4 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest level of medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.
  • Our EEG lab is accredited by the EEG Laboratory Accreditation Board of ABRET (LAB-EEG), which means we perform EEG test to the highest standards. We are the second hospital in Georgia and the 11th pediatric hospital in the country to achieve accreditation.

Learn more about the National Association of Epilepsy Centers

Learn more about the EEG Laboratory Accreditation Board of ABRET