The Facial Motion Disorders Program, founded in 2009 as part of our renowned Facial Reconstruction Center, is one of the few in the country that treats facial nerve disorders in children. Our team evaluates and treats a wide variety of disorders, including:
Many of the facial motion disorders we treat occur as part of a syndrome, such as hemifacial microsomia, CHARGE syndrome, Poland’s syndrome or 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. Access to a multidisciplinary team is important to providing children with these conditions the most comprehensive care. The Facial Motion Disorders Program brings pediatric specialists together to treat the child, rather than a single condition.
From diagnosis through treatment, surgery and follow-up care, the Facial Motion Disorders Program manages the absent, weakened or abnormal facial motion in children impacted by these disorders.
As part of the comprehensive treatment provided for children with facial nerve disorders, our team evaluates ophthalmologic (eye) concerns, feeding problems, swallowing and speech problems, and the psychosocial challenges associated with those conditions. In addition, our division's full-time orthodontists coordinate any pre- and post-surgical orthodontic care that your child may need.
During your child's first visit to our clinic, he will undergo an initial evaluation that includes:
To make an appointment with the Facial Motion Disorders Program, please call 215-590-2471. Our clinic meets once a month on the first floor of the Wood Center in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
For directions, maps and parking information, as well as additional details about insurance, referrals, and what you should plan on bringing with you to your appointment, visit our appointments page.
Our team consists of plastic surgeons, oculoplastic surgeons, neurologists, orthodontists, developmental psychologists, geneticists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists and nurse practitioners. Our multidisciplinary team of experts works closely to care for your child.
Cindy Solot, MS, CCC
Reviewed by: Scott Bartlett, MD