Division of Neurology Resources

my trip to the hospital presentation slide

To help prepare your child for her video EEG, watch this kid-friendly slideshow, which offers a step-by-step description of what to expect during the test.

Pediatric stroke can happen in infants, children and even before birth. This infographic created by the American Stroke Association offers facts about perinatal and childhood stroke.

Christina Szperka, MD, Director of CHOP's Pediatric Headache Program, outlines common symptoms and treatment options for pediatric migraine in an interview with the American Migraine Foundation.

Support Groups

The Neuro-Rehab Parent Support Group is open to parents and caregivers of children with acquired brain injury (including traumatic brain injury and stroke). The group meets the second Wednesday of every month from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

The Teen Neuro-Rehab Support Group provides support to teens and young adults (ages 13-21) with acquired brain injuries (including traumatic brain injury and stroke). The group meets the second Wednesday of every month from 7 to 8:30 p.m.


For Patients

Use this detailed headache calendar to document each time your child has a headache and bring the completed calendars to your child’s next appointment with the doctor.

Complete this easy-to-use migraine headache calendar to mark each day your child has a headache and bring it to your child’s next appointment with the doctor.


Videos

Moyamoya Disease Surgery video screen

Children with moyamoya disease require coordinated care. Treatment includes indirect bypass surgery which helps reduce the risk of stroke, as well as medical and rehabilitation treatment by stroke specialists.

Pediatric Brain Tumor video screen

Families travel from around the world to be treated by the pediatric neurosurgery team at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. This video series explains several neurosurgery procedures performed by pediatric neurosurgeons at CHOP and current brain tumor research.

The International Alliance for Pediatric Stroke, in partnership with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association created a video about pediatric stroke to help raise awareness that a stroke can happen to infants, children and even before birth. The video features Rebecca Ichord, MD, pediatric neurologist and director of the Pediatric Stroke Program at CHOP.


Websites

The American Headache Society® Committee for Headache Education is dedicated to advancing the treatment and management of patients with headaches. The website offers educational materials, tools and resources to support patients and their families.

The American Migraine Foundation provides information about migraine symptoms and triggers in children, how to help your child manage migraines, and strategies for coping with migraines at school and in other social situations.

The American Stroke Association is the division of the American Heart Association that's solely focused on reducing disability and death from stroke through research, education, fundraising and advocacy.

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is the country’s oldest and largest nationwide brain injury advocacy organization.

This online journal offers short patient-education articles for parents to learn more about specific types of migraines, current medications and treatment options.

IAPS was established to facilitate collaboration among the many international pediatric stroke communities. The purpose is to provide a stronger, more united voice to effectively advocate for newborns, babies and children who have had a stroke.

Migraine 4 Kids offers games, information and support to children experiencing chronic migraines. Choose between Migraine Action activities designed for a range of age groups.

The Migraine Research Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding migraine research in the United States. The group, led by neurologists and scientists from across the county, is working to provide hope and help for millions of American who suffer from migraine headaches.

The National Headache Foundation offers comprehensive resources to help patients and families better understand headaches and migraines, as well as learn about advances in treatment.

The mission of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is to seek fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease.

The National MS Society provides information, resources, programs and services for individuals living with MS and other immune-mediated, demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system.

The National Stroke Association provides information and resources to the public and health professionals with the aim of reducing the incidence and impact of stroke.

The NJ TBI Fund allows New Jersey residents who have survived a brain injury to obtain the services and support they need to live in the community independently and maximize their quality of life.

The PA Tourette Syndrome Alliance is a non-profit organization that promotes awareness and acceptance, provides education, and assists families, schools and communities while advocating for individuals with TS.

The Internet Stroke Center is an independent educational service provided by the Washington University School of Medicine. It aims to provide current, professional and un-biased information about stroke.

The Tourette Association of America is a non-profit organization working to make life better for all people affected by Tourette and Tic disorders, offering resources and referrals to help individuals and families cope with the challenges related to these disorders.