Additional Information

Pediatric Neurology is a subspecialty used for evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of neurological disorders in children. Some of the neurological disorders evaluated in our office include:

  • Autism, pervasive developmental disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Concussion and post concussion syndrome
  • Developmental delay
  • Epilepsy and seizure
  • Headache
  • Tic disorder and Tourette's syndrome

Specific Evaluations

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

If your child is being evaluated in our office for ADHD, we might ask you to fill out the Vanderbilt forms. Dr. Moein may ask you to fill out the Vanderbilt parent version and ask your child's teacher to fill out the Vanderbilt teacher version of the form.

Concussion

If your child is being evaluated for concussion, we might perform a test called ImPACT. This test is performed in two versions: Baseline and Post Injury. ImPACT test is a non invasive test, set up in a video game format which takes about 30 minutes to complete. It provides information regarding memory, speed, concentration, and reaction time. It is not an IQ test. Anyone participating in contact sports 5 year and older can receive this test. It is suggested to have this test for children 5-12 year on a yearly basis, then every two years. Meanwhile, if a concussion is sustained, the child should have an Post-Injury ImPACT test which then can be compared to their baseline test result. This provides a comparison tool to evaluate the degree of concussion and to determine when the child can safely return to play.

Seizure

If your child is being evaluated for seizure, we most likely suggest obtaining an EEG. EEG (Electronencephalogram) is a non invasive test to evaluate the brain waves. We might order a routine sleep deprived EEG, Ambulatory EEG, or VEEG monitoring. Further information regarding the type of EEG will be discussed with you when the test is considered. For routine EEG, we prefer the patient be sleep deprived. This makes an EEG more sensitive in that some abnormalities are more likely to be seen when the patient has been sleep deprived. Further information regarding sleep deprivation the night before the study will be provided when the test is ordered.

Headache

If your child is being evaluated for headache, please use the headache diary form, to document the frequency of the headaches, quality of the pain, time of the onset of the pain, aggravating factors, and if the child requires over the counter pain medication.

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