Neuroscience Center Resources

An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test that measures the electrical activity in the brain through small button electrodes that are placed on your child's scalp.

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.

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.


Support and Education 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.


2024 CHOP Virtual Epilepsy Education Day

Earlier this year, the Pediatric Epilepsy program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia held a Virtual Epilepsy Education Day, a special event for parents and caregivers of children recently diagnosed with epilepsy.

Screen grab from Fetal Surgery for Spina Bifida video

This video about fetal surgery for spina bifida explains spina bifida treatment options, the benefits of spina bifida surgery before birth and more.

Gene Therapy for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Cash’s Story

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia now offers the first-ever gene therapy treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) to patients like 6-year-old Cash. This breakthrough treatment slows the progression of symptoms and can improve strength and endurance for patients with DMD.

Family from leukodystrophy event

This video includes interviews with families of children diagnosed with TUBB4A-related leukodystrophies, including Hypomyelination with Atrophy of the Basal Ganglia and Cerebellum (H-ABC), along with highlights from the 2018 H-ABC Family Conference.

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.

Delaney twins sitting in the grass

An update on Abby and Erin Delaney, who were born conjoined and separated at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Now now 2½ years old, they are making amazing strides in their growth and development.


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.

The website provides information about epilepsy, news and special events, and programs and resources for patient and families.

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.

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 Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Fund provides New Jersey residents of any age, who have survived a traumatic brain injury, the opportunity to access the brain injury related services and supports they need to live in the community.

If you’re new to seizures and epilepsy, this toolkit provides information, resources, factsheets, and more.

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.

"As needed" rescue medicines should be used in response to clusters of seizures or longer-than-usual seizures. For more information, visit the Epilepsy Foundation today.

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.

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.