Neuroscience Center of Excellence
Arkansas Children’s Hospital’s Neuroscience Center of Excellence offers patients and their families a comprehensive and coordinated center for the treatment of brain, nervous system and neuromuscular disorders. ACH’s Neuroscience Center is the only program in Arkansas devoted to pediatric neurology and neurosurgery.
Established clinics include the Pediatric Neurology Clinic, the Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic, the Brain Tumor Clinic, the Spina Bifida Clinic, the Pediatric Neurosurgery Clinic, the Craniofacial Clinic, the Headache Clinic, the Pain Clinic, the Head Injury Clinic and the Spasticity and Movement Disability Clinic. During these clinics, physicians, nurses and other professionals who specialize in neurological and neurosurgical disorders evaluate, treat and follow up children. This team approach offers the most comprehensive care possible. For example, the Pain Clinic is the only one in the region and one of only five programs in the United States that provides a multidisciplinary team with both acute and chronic pain management services. For more information.
Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors
The Arkansas Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Clinic provides comprehensive care for children with brain and spinal cord tumors.
Center for Craniofacial Anomalies
The Craniofacial Clinic provides diagnosis, evaluation and treatment for children with a variety of craniofacial deformities and malformations.
Head Injury Clinic
This clinic is designed to help the child and family with long term effects of post-traumatic complications from head injuries.
Muscular Dystrophy Clinic
This clinic provides ongoing evaluation and management of children and teens with muscular dystrophies, myopathies, neuropathies and related MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association) covered conditions.
Diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment is available for children who have or are suspected of having neurofibromatosis, tuberous sclerosis, and Sturge-Weber disease.
Neurodevelopmental and Neurobehavioral Clinic
This clinic provides evaluation and developmental concerns (autism, developmental delays, and mental retardation) and dual diagnoses (learning problems combined with attention problems, anxiety, etc.)
Neurology and Epilepsy Clinic
This clinic is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the peripheral and central nervous system. Patients with seizures or epilepsy receive comprehensive evaluations.
Neurology Headache Clinic
This clinic deals with children and adolescents who are suffering from headaches, including migraine, tension, or chronic daily headaches and other more serious headache conditions.
The Neurophysiology Laboratory provides state-of-the-art neurophysiological testing for inpatients and outpatients of all ages.
The Neurosurgery Clinic provides management and evaluation of children with disorders of the nervous system, epilepsy, head injury, hydrocephalus, spasticity, spina bifida, spinal cord disorders including trauma and congenital anomalies.
New-Onset Seizure Clinic
This clinic is concerned with patients who have experienced new onset seizures, with the primary goal of providing rapid and thorough evaluation and information to the patients and their families at this often frightening time.
Pediatric Pain Management Clinic
The Pediatric Pain Management Clinic offers a multidisciplinary approach to pain management that includes professionals from various specialties including pain medicine, nursing, physical therapy, psychology and others.
Rehabilitation - Spasticity Management and Botox Clinic
The Spasticity Management and Botox Clinic provides evaluation and treatment of all types of diagnosis that cause spasticity including traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury and strokes.
Spasticity and Intrathecal Baclofen Pump Clinic
The Spasticity and Intrathecal Baclofen Pump Clinic provides diagnosis, evaluation, and management of patients with hypertonia and cerebral palsy, and provides evaluation for treatment of spasticity using botuninum toxin or intrathecal baclofen pump therapy.
Spina Bifida Clinic
This clinic provides multidisciplinary care for the child with spina bifida or childhood acquired spinal cord injury.
Note: This clinic is available to your child by physician referral. Talk with your child's physician and tell him/her you would like to be referred to ACH. Have the doctor contact the Arkansas Children's Hospital Appointment Center to make a referral at 501-364-4000. If your child does not have a regular physician, please call 501-364-4000 and we will be happy to recommend one in your area.