The more we learn about the illnesses, disorders and injuries that interrupt childhood, the more focused we can become on very specific treatments and, eventually, cures. Our specialty and subspecialty clinics afford us that opportunity. But more importantly, they bring the latest treatments and research to patients with rare conditions.
All of the clinics and programs here at the Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center at Cook Children's are led by our renowned neuroscience specialists. And, because our focus is on pediatric conditions, you can trust that from the age of zero into young adulthood, we are here for your child, and your family.
As one of the fastest growing pediatric neuroscience centers in the Southwest, we are continually expanding our specialties and our clinics. Today, our ever-expanding roster of clinics includes:
Adult Transitional Epilepsy Clinic
This clinic is designed to help ease the transition of our young adult patients with epilepsy into the care of adult epileptologists.
Biofeedback is a pain-free way to get information about the activity inside your body. It can help you to become aware of early signs of pain, tension, anxiety, or other discomfort, teaches you how to change them.
Botox injections are used to treat a variety of muscle conditions experienced by patients with dystonia, palsy and other neuromuscular disorders by partially paralyzing muscles to improve the patient's mobility and quality of life.
Brain Tumor/Neuro-Oncology Clinic
Neuro-Oncology's comprehensive brain tumor clinic is a multi-disciplinary clinic held once a month and offers visits by neuro-oncology, neurology, endocrinology, radiation oncology, neuropsychology, social work and Child Life.
Cerebral Palsy Clinic
Led by our movement disorder specialists, the cerebral palsy clinic at Cook Children's provides testing, evaluations, diagnoses and ongoing treatment for children with cerebral palsy.
Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
Cook Children's Comprehensive Epilepsy Program is one of the leading and most advanced pediatric epilepsy programs in the country.
Craniofacial and Cleft Surgery Program
When it comes to craniofacial and cleft surgery, we are well-known for reshaping lives by correcting congenital and acquired craniofacial disorders of the head, face and neck.
Epilepsy Surgery Clinic
The Cook Children's Epilepsy Surgery Clinic is available to serve children who are candidates for epilepsy surgery or who have undergone epilepsy surgery. In this clinic, the family has an opportunity to meet with members of our Comprehensive Epilepsy Program.
Genetic Epilepsy Clinic
A family-centered approach to diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy, reviewing all risks and benefits of care prior to making a final treatment decision.
The Headache Clinic is here to help relieve the pain and, more importantly, determine the cause of your child's headaches so that we can help get them back to the best possible quality of life.
Hypothalamic Hamartoma Clinic
If your child has been diagnosed with a very rare brain tumor called hypothalamic hamartoma, you'll be glad to know that Cook Children's has one of the nation's few pediatric clinics specifically dedicated to this unusual disorder.
Ketogenic Diet Clinic
The ketogenic diet clinic is held every three months and is staffed by a pediatric epileptologist and dietitian. During your child's visits, special attention is given to how your child is responding to dietary therapy.
Cook Children's Motion Lab offers amazing advanced technology and expertise to help children, teens and young adults with complex movement disorders due to congenital conditions, illness or injury, make great strides.
Movement Disorders Clinic
Cook Children's movement disorders clinic cares for kids who have challenges with body movement due to illness, injury or congenital ailments.
Multiple Sclerosis and Demyelinating Disease Clinic
The Cook Children's Multiple Sclerosis and Demyelinating Disease Clinic is a recognized center in Texas by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This center is one of three clinics specifically offering complete care for children with multiple sclerosis and demyelinating disease in Texas.
Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic
The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Clinic at Cook Children's specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care of children, teens and young adults with neuromuscular disease.
Our neurofibromatosis clinic is open to any child 0-18 years of age with previously diagnosed neurofibromatosis.
Here at Cook Children's neurogenetics clinic, our medical team are experts in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of children, teens and young adults with genetic, or inherited, disorders of the neurological system.
Pain Management Program
Improving the quality of life for our pediatric patients by giving them a balance between medicine and therapy. Therapy options include interventional pain procedures, medical acupuncture, relaxation therapy, guided imagery, biofeedback, hypnosis and cognitive behavioral therapy.
The Spasticity clinic at Cook Children's treats children and young and adults dealing with movement disorders (tremors, dystonia, muscle spasms etc.). At each visit patients see their neurologist and a pediatric team.
Cook Children's stroke clinic takes place once a month in the neurology clinic. Because strokes can occur even before a baby is born, we care for children from age 0 to 18 years.
Tourette Syndrome Clinic
The Tourette Syndrome Clinic at Cook Children's specializes in the testing, diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of children, teens and young adults who have repetitive movement disorders.
Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic
Cook Children's Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Clinic is one of only 34 in the United States specializing in the care of patients with this disorder and works closely with the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance.
White Matter Clinic
The White Matter Clinic at Cook Children's evaluates, diagnoses and treats the complex disorders that are a result of white matter injury.
Because we are also committed to providing family centered care, we offer a variety of educational and support services so that you, your family members and your child's caregivers are all better equipped to deal with the day-to-day challenges you face. Many of those services include:
- Child Life
- Chaplain & pastoral care
- Patient representatives
- Sibshops – a celebration of siblings!
- Social services
- Family Health Library
At Cook Children's you are more than a patient in our clinic, you are a part of our team and our Cook Children's family.
We're here to help.
If your child has been diagnosed, you probably have lots of questions. We can help. If you would like to schedule an appointment, refer a patient or speak to our staff, please call our offices at 682-885-2500.