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Neurodevelopmental Center

The Dell Children's Neurodevelopmental Center evaluates and treats developmental concerns in children with a known or suspected neurological disorders.

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Neurodevelopmental Center at Dell Children's

The Dell Children's Neurodevelopmental Center evaluates and treats developmental concerns in children of all ages with known or suspected neurological disorders and children whose medical condition puts them at high risk for having developmental problems, such as those children with brain malformations, congenital heart disease, infantile-onset epilepsy, and other genetic conditions associated with neurological and developmental concerns. We also evaluate and care for children who were treated in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and are at high risk for neurological problems due to prematurity, perinatal injury, and related conditions.

The Dell Children's Neurodevelopmental Center care team consists of nationally recognized, highly specialized clinicians who provide world-class evaluation and diagnosis as well as integration of caregiver assessment in which families record and share their observations of their child’s development. This allows for early intervention and care coordination between caregivers and experts across specialties to ensure you and your family receive the supportive care you need. Only in Austin. Only at Dell Children’s.

A multidisciplinary approach to care

The Dell Children's Neurodevelopmental Center care team works with parents and their children on developmental concerns. Working together with you, we use advanced imaging, neurological and neuropsychological testing, and therapies to monitor and treat developmental delays. We want to partner with you to give your child the best quality of life.  

Our multidisciplinary team includes board-certified and fellowship-trained pediatric neurologists who are highly experienced in treating conditions of the central nervous system in children from infancy to young adulthood. They work with you, along with a team pediatric neuroscience experts, including neuropsychologists, neurosurgeons, epileptologists, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, hospitalists, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, child life specialists, and more, providing the right care for patients and their families every step of the way.

  • Multidisciplinary clinics

    Specialty clinics within the Dell Children's Neurodevelopmental Center include: 

  • Conditions we diagnose and treat

    Neurodevelopmental disabilities in children with congenital or childhood-onset medical conditions including:

    • Brain injury
    • Brain malformation
    • Congenital heart disease
    • Genetic conditions
    • Low birth weight
    • Perinatal injury
    • Prematurity. 
  • Services we provide
    • Development-focused neurological assessment
    • Neuropsychological testing
    • Referrals for physical, occupational, speech, and behavioral therapy

Pediatric neurosciences backed by research

UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s is a clinical partnership between Dell Children’s Medical Center and UT Health Austin, the clinical practice of the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin.

One of a kind

The Dell Children’s Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Center is the only dedicated pediatric epilepsy center in Central Texas.

Advanced brain and spine care

Whether your child has epilepsy, ongoing headache pain, hydrocephalus, scoliosis or another neurology need, our specialists are here for them.

Epilepsy monitoring unit

Our center houses the only dedicated pediatric epilepsy monitoring unit in Central Texas.

Neurodevelopmental Center