About the Balance and Vestibular Program

The Balance and Vestibular Program is a multidisciplinary program that specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children with dizziness and balance disorders. Your child will benefit from evaluation and treatment by audiologists, otolaryngologists, neurologists and physical therapists who are experts in balance disorders in children.

Our team will work closely with your family and referring physicians to better understand your child’s symptoms and create a customized care plan that addresses the unique impact these symptoms are having on their day-to-day life.

Who we treat

Symptoms of a vestibular disorder can vary depending on your child’s age and can be difficult to recognize. You may suspect a vestibular disorder if you notice some or all of these signs:

  • Clumsiness
  • Frequent unexplained falls
  • Difficulty walking in the dark
  • Head tilt
  • Fluttering eye movements
  • Periodic episodes of nausea and vomiting
  • Delayed milestones

If you notice any combination of these symptoms, call us to schedule an evaluation. For your convenience, evaluations and testing by multiple specialists can often be performed in one day. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is home to one of the few pediatric vestibular centers in the nation.


We're dedicated to leading the way in the advancement in diagnosis and treatment of pediatric vestibular disorders. Our nationally renowned team actively researches vestibular disorders.