Pediatric Stroke Program

Welcome to the Pediatric Stroke Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

A stroke is a serious condition that doesn't just affect adults. Hundreds of children suffer strokes every year. The Pediatric Stroke Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is among the first programs of its kind in the United States. We provide comprehensive assessment and treatment for children and infants who suffer from strokes. We are dedicated to increasing awareness of childhood strokes, preventing a repeat stroke and minimizing damage from the first one.

This website is designed to help you learn more about pediatric stroke and the care provided at Children's Hospital.

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Working together to help your child 

Our team of physicians, nurses, on-site therapists, social workers, and program and education coordinators is available to help children with stroke — and their families — every step of the way. We value family members as an integral part of the team. No one knows your child better than you do.

We strongly encourage feedback from families to let us know what we can do to make treatment for stroke a more positive experience.

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