Toronto’s Pediatric Neurology Specialists

Pediatric neurologists are doctors for children who specialize in treating brain, spinal cord, nerve, and muscle disorders. These can include conditions like epilepsy, migraines, cerebral palsy, and functional neurologic conditions. Read on for a short summary of what pediatric neurologists do in their day-to-day work.

Diagnosing Neurological Disorders: They are experts at figuring out neurological issues, which are problems related to the brain and nervous system. They look for signs like seizures, headaches, developmental delays, or muscle weakness.

Performing Specialized Tests: To understand what’s happening, they might use tests like EEGs (which record brain activity), MRIs, or nerve conduction studies. These tests help them see what’s going on inside the brain and nervous system.

Creating Treatment Plans: Once they diagnose a condition, they come up with a personalized treatment plan. This could involve medication, like anticonvulsants for epilepsy, or therapies to improve movement or learning abilities.

Managing Chronic Conditions: They provide ongoing care for chronic neurologic conditions, like chronic epilepsy, helping to manage symptoms and improve quality of life.

Supporting Development and Learning: They often help children with developmental disorders or learning difficulties, offering therapies and strategies to support their growth and education.

Working with Other Specialists: Pediatric neurologists often collaborate with other healthcare providers, like pediatricians, physiotherapists, and speech therapists, to give comprehensive care.

Keeping Up with Advances: They stay informed about the latest neurological research and treatments to offer the best possible care to their patients.

Educating and Guiding Families: They take time to explain conditions and treatments to families, guiding them on how to best support their child’s health and development.

Assessment and Treatment for:

  • Epilepsy and seizures
  • Headaches
  • Concussions
  • Sleep
  • Movement disorders
  • Neurogenetic diseases
  • Congenital defects of the brain and spinal cord
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Neurological complications of medical diseases
  • Stroke
  • Neurological problems associated with brain tumors
  • Muscle diseases
  • Diseases of the peripheral nerves
  • Specialized services and procedures can be performed locally or organized as needed.

How to book a specialist appointment:

Our specialists see patients by referral. Please ask your physician or primary care provider for a referral.

  • The most efficient way to be referred to Kindercare is via Ocean eReferral. To get started, send your Doctor or Nurse Practitioner this link:
  • If a referral through Ocean eReferral is not possible, your Doctor or Nurse Practitioner can fax referrals to 416-848-7664
  • If you do not have a primary care provider, need help or have any questions, email or call 416-848-7665

Meet our Pediatric Neurologist