Pediatric Neurology is a medical discipline that aims to address and treat the unique nervous system (brain, spinal cord, muscles, nerves) problems associated with children. Pediatric Neurologists maintain an expertise of diagnosing and treating the disorders of the nervous system while understanding the medical disorders of childhood and the special needs of children. Pediatric neurologists have certification from the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (with special competency in pediatric neurology). Their advanced training and experience equip them to meet children’s unique needs.
Pediatric Neurologists evaluate and treat a variety of ailments including:
Seizures • Headaches • Tics • Learning Disabilities • ADHD • Developmental Delays • Hypotonia • Cerebral Palsy • Autism • Head Trauma / Concussions • Neuromuscular Problems
The goal of Associates in Neuroscience psychological services is to support individuals, couples and families in identifying and managing personal concerns, learn more about themselves and make positive life changes. Talking about issues and concerns in a safe, comfortable and confidential environment can enable people to become more comfortable and successful in life.
Some benefits of counseling/psychotherapy are relief from distressing symptoms, improved emotional health, acquiring new approaches to problem solving and decision making, more satisfying relationships and increased insight and understanding of thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
Our therapists are licensed professionals with years of experience. We offer short term and long term psychotherapy options and work hand in hand with other caregivers.
An Electroencephalogram, also known as an EEG, is a common test conducted in the field of neurology. It detects electrical activity in a patient’s brain using electrodes attached to the scalp. As the brain functions by sending out pulses of electricity, the EEG records them and the resulting report is interpreted by a Neurologist. An EEG is one of the main diagnostic tests for epilepsy, but also plays a role in diagnosing other brain disorders. It is generally scheduled at an outside facility. All EEG’s are performed on-site at our Bur Ridge Location.
Dr. Singh and Dr. Pallardy have worked with children, adolescents and adults who have been diagnosed with ADHD for decades. Understanding ADHD is an issue of self-regulation and self-control is essential to successful treatment strategies. It is not the result of poor parenting or the environment.
Education, developing strategies to learn how to cope with ADHD, and sometimes medication, (as a management tool) is the approach we use to assist individuals who fit the criteria for this diagnosis. Our efforts are coordinated with schools, physicians and families to assist in better understanding, managing and compensating the ADHD symptoms.
Adults who present with ADHD may present symptoms in a much different way than children or adolescents. Many times the adult with ADHD will present symptoms of depression or other problems.
Developing healthy structure and guidance is a critical piece of treating ADHD. Left untreated, persons with ADHD can be at risk for other disorders, (Conduct Disorders).