Child neurology is a specialty that involves the specialization in neurology with special skills in diagnosis and treatment of neurologic disorders of the neonatal period, infancy, early childhood, and adolescence.
Dr. Peng provides evaluation and manage the following conditions:
- Seizure disorders, including seizures in newborns, febrile convulsions, and epilepsy
- Medical aspects of head injuries and brain tumors
- Weakness, including cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, and nervemuscle disorders
- Headaches, including migraines
- Behavioral disorders, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), school failure, autism, and sleep problems
- Developmental disorders, including delayed speech, motor milestones, and coordination issues
- Intellectual disability (formerly called mental retardation)
- Hydrocephalus.” (extra fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord)
What should you expect at your child’s first visit?
During a visit with Dr. Peng, she will take a full history of your child which may include details of your pregnancy and the birth of your baby. Dr. Peng will want to get a full picture of your child to be able to help him. Dr. Peng will speak to you (the parent) and your child if he is old enough to understand and speak. Dr. Peng will examine your child and check his reflexes, nerves, balance, strength and motor function, and his overall senses. After a thorough examination, she will discuss next steps. She might prescribe additional tests to give her more information, such as an EEG (Electroencephalography)or VTM ( Video-EEG Telemetry monitoring),which measures brain wave patterns, and is helpful in diagnosing certain disorders. Once all test results are in, Dr. Peng will discuss her findings with you. It is always a good idea to bring a list of your questions with you when your child sees Dr. Peng.
Available Diagnostic Tests
- EEG ( Seizure Diagnosis)
- EMG/NCV ( Neuropathy / Radiculopathy / Carpal Tunnel Syndrome )
- VTM (Diagnosis of clinical spells and ascertain seizure type and syndrome)