Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital - Programs and Services
Pediatric Neurological Programs
- ADHD Diagnostic and Medication Management Clinics
- Autism Diagnostic Clinic
- Comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation
- Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Program
- Comprehensive Pediatric Sleep Medicine Program
- Concussion Clinic
- Developmental Pediatrics
- Down Syndrome Clinic- Opening March 2013
- Fragile X Clinic
- Outpatient rehabilitation
- Headache Program
- Hypothalamic Hamartoma Center
- Neuro-oncology Program
- Neurofibromatosis Program
- Spasticity management
- Stroke Program
In partnership with our Center for Cancer and Blood Disorder, the interdisciplinary team includes pediatric oncologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychologists, nurses, and counselors -- as well as radiologists, pathologists, and endocrinologists -- in the diagnosis, treatment, and long-term follow-up of patients.
The Pediatric Epilepsy Program treats and evaluates children with seizures. The team works together with each patients unique needs to diagnose, treat, and cure epilepsy in children. The program also includes the Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. Each patient's room is outfitted with video equipment to capture seizure activity while the child's brainwaves are recorded. The feedback received during an actual seizure leads to a more accurate diagnoses.
We have the only multidisciplinary program for evaluating and treating pediatric patients with hypothalamic hamartomas (HH) in the United States. We are one of the leading programs in the world for hypothalamic hamartoma research including the development of innovative surgical therapies for this rare and disabling disorder.
The Neuro-NICU represents a collaboration between two of our renowned Centers of Excellence: the Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Phoenix Children's is one of the first two children's hospitals in the country offering a comprehensive Neuro-NICU. The six key components of the Neuro-NICU include: neurology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology, neurodevelopmental assessment and follow-up clinic, research and cooling therapy.
- Craniofacial surgery using minimally invasive and endoscopic techniques.
- Treatment for hydrocephalus and spina bifida.
Phoenix Children's offers the only inpatient pediatric psychiatry program in Arizona for children under 16 with psychosis or dangerous behavior. The psychiatry outpatient clinic offers expert diagnosis and treatment of high complexity child and adolescent psychiatric disorders.
- Pharmacologic treatment of psychiatric conditions
- Acute stabilization of psychiatric diagnoses such as bipolar, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Neuropsychological evaluation for children with traumatic brain injury, neuro-oncology conditions, epilepsy
- Biofeedback for pain and stress management
- Psychological counseling including cognitive behavior therapy for children with chronic medical conditions
Cochlear implant program
The Audiology Department coordinates a full-service cochlear implant program, from diagnosis and surgery to device fitting and monitoring, as well as rehabilitation services for the child and family.
- Auditory evoked responses
- Diagnostic hearing evaluations
- Hearing aid dispensing
- Neonatal hearing screening
Newborn Follow-up Program
This program involves periodic developmental evaluation for infants born prematurely or who are at risk for developmental delays. Developmental pediatrician Robin Blitz, MD leads the comprehensive program that treats young patients and makes sure all of their developmental needs are met.
- Early diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders
- Evaluation of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and learning disabilities
The Center's Spasticity Management program diagnoses movement disorders and offers interdisciplinary treatments including intrathecal baclofen, BOTOX, rhizotomy, and rehabilitation (physical, occupational, and speech therapies).
Phoenix Children's has a dedicated pediatric ICU (Care Area 1F) especially for neurology and neurosurgery patients.
As the only dedicated pediatric rehabilitation program in Arizona, the program accepts referrals from all over the state – and even patients from out of state. The interdisciplinary team includes several neuroscience disciplines as well as Child Life and recreational therapy.
Neuropsychologist Michael Lavoie, PhD, leads the comprehensive evaluation program that offers testing based on an appreciation of functional neuroanatomy and normal brain development, defining how a child is functioning in comparison to expectations for that child's age level.
Developmental Pediatrics (602) 933-0970
Neurology (602) 933-0970
Neurosurgery (602) 933-0975
Neuro-NICU (602) 546-1444
Psychiatry (602) 933-0990
Psychology (602) 933-0414