Children's Hospital Colorado

Programs at the Neuroscience Institute

We provide comprehensive care for developmental and nervous system disorders ranging from complex neurosurgery to cognitive and behavioral counseling.

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The Neuroscience Institute at Children’s Hospital Colorado is recognized across the country and around the world for our care of babies, kids and young adults with all types of neurological disorders. See all of the conditions we treat.

We bring together experts from neurology, neurosurgery and developmental pediatrics to deliver kid-friendly care and excellent outcomes for your child. Below is a list of our programs:

Developmental Pediatrics

Developmental Pediatrics at Children’s Colorado offers evaluations and follow up for a variety of developmental, behavioral and learning differences. This includes issues associated with developmental delays, intellectual, learning and other developmental disabilities, such as autism spectrum disorders.

Epilepsy Program

The multidisciplinary experts in our Epilepsy Program diagnose and treat all forms of epilepsy. We care for babies, kids and young adults, ranging from those who have just experienced their first seizure to those suffering from chronic and debilitating epilepsy.

Headache Program

Pediatric experts in our Headache Program design individualized care for each child’s condition, from behavioral therapy to the most advanced medicines available.

Neurodiagnostic testing

Children’s Colorado offers the most advanced neurodiagnostic testing for the diagnosis, treatment and management of complex neurological conditions.

Neurogenetic Pediatric Clinic

At the Neurogenetic Pediatric Clinic, we help children who have neurogenetic disorders such as brain malformations, drug-resistant epilepsy and progressive neurodegenerative disorders, as well as their families.

Neuroimmunology Program

The Neuroimmunology Program is a multidisciplinary clinic that specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis and care of children, teens and young adults with autoimmune disorders, multiple sclerosis and related neuroinflammatory disorders.

Neurology Clinic

The Department of Neurology at Children's Colorado evaluates and treats infants, children and teens with neurological disorders of the central and peripheral nervous systems.

Neuromuscular Clinic

The Neuromuscular Clinic is a multidisciplinary clinic that specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis and care of infants, children, teens and young adults with neuromuscular disorders.

Neuro-Oncology Program

Children’s Hospital Colorado offers the region’s only dedicated Neuro-Oncology Program for infants, children, teens and young adults with brain tumors. Our brain tumor team delivers optimal treatment and kid-friendly care, with the goal of preserving and improving your child’s quality of life.


Neuropsychology provides consultation and evaluation regarding the relationship of abilities, behaviors and mental skills to changes in brain functioning and integrity in infants, children and teens. We also monitor development and examine the long-term outcome of children with neurologic or systemic disease so that families can plan for the future.


The Pediatric Neurosurgery Program at Children's Colorado diagnoses and treats children with diseases of the brain and spinal cord, offering treatment for all types of disorders affecting the nervous system and skull.


Neurosurgeons at Children’s Hospital Colorado use stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) to identify the source of a child’s seizures in his or her brain. A child may be recommended for SEEG when his or her seizures don’t respond to medicine or other treatments, as in the case of severe epileptic seizures.

Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy Surgery

Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) is a surgery that reduces spasticity, or tightness, in the muscles of the lower extremities (legs). The goal of surgery is to improve the long-term quality of life for kids with spasticity, often caused by cerebral palsy.

Stereotactic Laser Ablation Program

The Stereotactic Laser Ablation (SLA) is a minimally invasive procedure that destroys lesions, tissue that has suffered damage through injury or disease, in the brain that cause seizures.