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Pediatric Epilepsy

At UVA, we have pediatric neurologists and epileptologists (doctors who specialize in epilepsy) with extensive experience in treating children with epilepsy. In fact, the National Association of Epilepsy Centers has certified our epilepsy program as a Level 4 center, the highest designation for epilepsy care possible.

Watch this video and learn how UVA's Epilepsy Clinic is making life a lot easier for patients like Chandler.
Learn how UVA's Epilepsy Clinic helps patients like Chandler.

Epilepsy Treatment Options

We provide children and their families well-coordinated, cost-effective evaluations from specialists with expertise in all epilepsy treatment options, including:

  • Medications
  • Implantation devices
  • Dietary treatments
  • Surgical treatments

Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

Our Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (PEMU) is a child-friendly, highly specialized inpatient facility designed specifically for children with seizures. In the PEMU, we record your child's brain waves continuously during his or her hospitalization. This information then helps us evaluate, diagnose and treat your child.

The PEMU serves as the focal point of the UVA Pediatric Epilepsy Program, which is active in epilepsy research at the national level.

Our PEMU staff specialize in the care of children with seizures and includes:

  • Pediatric neurologists and epileptologists 
  • Nurses
  • EEG technicians 
  • Other caregivers with experience in pediatric epilepsy

We also offer children with tuberous sclerosis a TS Alliance-recognized outpatient TS clinic that currently meets the fourth Friday of each month in the Battle Building.

Visit or learn more about the Pediatric Neurology and Epilepsy Clinic.

PEMU Resources

Additional Resources

Children and Seizures 

Treatments 

Parents and Kids 

 

 

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Pediatric Neuropsychology

Do you wonder about your child's emotional and behavioral functioning?

Cognitive assessments can help you see how your child's brain structures and systems are developing.

Learn more about pediatric neuropsychology.