We provide compassionate and comprehensive care for infants, children, and adolescents with neurologic and developmental disorders. At Neurology Centre of Toronto, we pride ourselves on managing and providing services for a range of pediatric neurologic conditions listed below.
At NCT, patient-centred, expert, pediatric neurology care is our priority. You can expect a safe, comfortable space for you and your child, and attentive specialists who will listen to your family’s concerns and insights. We encourage families to actively participate as an integral part of our health team, from initial diagnosis throughout treatment, as we know you bring expert-level knowledge of your child’s symptoms, behaviours, and health history. Together, we will explore the cause of your child’s symptoms and determine a treatment plan that is tailored to his or her unique needs.
From visit-to-visit, you are not left alone. Our specialist nurses are available by email to answer your questions and concerns in a timely manner. They provide counselling for day-to-day questions you may have or offer guidance to help prevent crises and unnecessary hospital visits. Neurology Centre of Toronto’s goal is for your child and your family to re-establish a sense of independence that makes life full and meaningful.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental condition that affects each person differently and to varying degrees. Children with ASD can have repetitive behavior, highly focused interests, and often have difficulty with social communication.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a form of ‘talk therapy’ that helps patients develop long-term coping strategies for a wide range of conditions, such as anxiety or depression.
Concussion is an injury to the brain that can lead to a variety of different effects physically, emotionally and cognitively. People with concussion can develop a variety of different symptoms, including headaches, memory problems, concentration & attention difficulties, sleep disturbance and more.
Developmental delay describes children who are behind in meeting physical, cognitive and communicative milestones in comparison to their peers. There are numerous reasons why a child may suffer developmental delay which can vary and be temporary or long-lasting.
Epilepsy & Seizures
Seizures are temporary disruptions in the brain’s normal function that may appear as confusion, abnormal behaviours or convulsions. Epilepsy is a chronic disease that causes repeated, unprovoked seizures.
Headache & Migraine
Headaches and migraine cause mild to severe head pain that can last seconds to days. Associated symptoms are variable and may include sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, balance problems and dizziness. In some cases, vision, weakness and body sensation changes (“auras”) may occur before or during headaches.
A group of early childhood developmental conditions that affect social, academic and day-to-day function. Many of these disorders occur separately or may be related and can affect children in a variety of ways and to varying degrees. Examples of neurodevelopmental disorders include, autism and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), both which can co-occur with learning challenges.
Nutrition in Neurological Conditions
Nutrition and lifestyle wellness is an important part of overall brain health. In combination, general wellness and nutritional changes, such as optimizing a healthy diet or eliminating certain foods, can help to reduce symptoms related to neurological disorders.