Pediatric Neurology Consultation Specialist

KIDZCHOICE Pediatrics

Pediatrician & Pediatric Neurologist located in Miami, FL

Neurology disorders can affect a child’s balance, coordination, and cognitive function, and their effects are often observable very early in life. At KIDZCHOICE Pediatrics in Miami, Florida, the on-staff pediatric neurologist conducts detailed pediatric neurology consultations to assess your child’s nerve functioning and cognition. To schedule a consultation for your child, call the office or book online today.

Pediatric Neurology Consultations Q&A

What is a pediatric neurology consultation?

A pediatric neurology consultation is an initial visit with a pediatric neurologist who examines and tests your child for disorders affecting the central and peripheral nervous system. This system includes all of the nerves throughout your child’s brain, spinal cord, and body. 

Defects with the nervous system often start at birth or show up early on in a child’s development. By visiting KIDZCHOICE Pediatrics for a neurology consultation, you can get answers about your child’s condition and find out how to manage it. 

When should I schedule a pediatric neurology consultation?

In babies and children, neurology disorders can cause various symptoms that indicate a problem with brain or peripheral nerve functioning. Knowing what to look for allows you to get the care your child needs as soon as possible at KIDZCHOICE Pediatrics

You should schedule a neurology consultation for your child at KIDZCHOICE Pediatrics if your child experiences:

  • Twitching
  • Headaches
  • Seizures
  • Fainting
  • Lack of coordination
  • Slurred speech
  • Developmental delays
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Unexplained pain
  • Abnormal movements
  • Weakness or fatigue

If you don’t notice any symptoms at home, your child’s pediatricians might recommend a neurological exam if they notice any abnormalities during a routine well child exam. 

You might also hear about symptoms or possible concerns from teachers or caregivers who spend lots of time with your child. 

What happens during a pediatric neurology consultation?

The on-staff pediatric neurologist at KIDZCHOICE Pediatrics performs a pediatric neurology consultation in less than an hour in most cases. The specific tests within a neurology consultation vary based on age. Your child’s neurology consultation may include:

Cranial nerve exam

A cranial nerve exam tests the 12 major nerves in the brain, which control various functions like eyesight, hearing, and smell. 

Mental status assessment

A mental status assessment examines your child’s level of cognition and awareness of their surroundings. 

Motor function tests

Motor function tests examine your child’s motor nerve functioning. Your pediatric neurologist asks your child to perform simple tasks related to movement and strength.

Sensory exam

A sensory exam tests your child’s sensory peripheral nerves. Your pediatric neurologist stimulates different types of touch using dull, sharp, hot, or cold objects. 

Balance and reflexes

Age-specific tests for your child’s balance, coordination, and reflexes test your child’s brain stem, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves.

A pediatric neurology consultation offers lots of valuable information about your child’s cognitive and neurological functioning. Schedule a neurology consultation over the phone or online at KIDZCHOICE Pediatrics today.