While it’s unlikely we’ll see another snow day like we had here in Central Texas last week, temps may still stay chilly for some time before spring arrives. It is always great to get kids outside for some fresh air and physical activity to keep their bodies and brains healthy, but if it’s too
There are many ways we treat epilepsy and seizures at Child Neurology Consultants of Austin. Traditional seizure medications, dispensary CBD oil, electrical stimulation through the vagus nerve, and ultimately brain surgery (if seizures continue despite these treatments) are all potential options. MRI-guided laser therapy is a form of minimally invasive surgery using a proven technology
Child Neurology Consultants of Austin is proud to start off the year with a special honor. Several of our physicians have been named to Austin Monthly’s annual listing of “Top Doctors.” Our practice is grateful to have so many regularly recognized by our peers across the local Austin community, and especially this year when everyone
At Child Neurology Consultants of Austin, we are always humbled to receive accolades from our fellow peers in medicine. During this extremely challenging year when everyone in the medical and healthcare communities has gone above and beyond–and then some–we are especially honored to have had several of our physicians recognized once again as Texas Monthly
How much do you know about ADHD? There’s a fair chance that someone in your immediate circle is affected by it. According to a recent study in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), roughly one in ten children and teens in the U.S. face challenges of this common neurodevelopmental disorder. The CDC also says
Do you know what “FFFF” is? It stands for Fight, Flight, Freeze and Fib. These words describe our natural reactions when we are confused, scared or challenged. For special needs children, especially those with ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the FFFF response can easily go from zero to sixty in no time at all.
We are often reminded that if we don’t get enough sleep, our bodies will suffer. Healthful, restorative sleep is necessary for optimal brain function (especially in children) and boosts immunity–something that is so important right now for all of us as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. But can too much sleep actually be harmful, too?
“Fear of failure” isn’t a new concept among kids and teenagers. Mounting academic pressures combined with a more dominant social media culture have exacerbated this “need for perfection” over recent years. While it can be debilitating, contributing to bouts of anxiety or depression which can cause headaches, migraines and even seizures, there are solutions to
Virtual or remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic has proven challenging for even the best of students over the recent spring months and as this new school year begins. It may be exponentially more challenging for those children and teens with learning differences, special needs or other disorders such as multiple sclerosis (MS). According to the
We are so excited to tell you about the launch of Pediatric Rheumatology Consultants (PRC), the practice of board-certified pediatric rheumatologist, Dr. Ruy Carrasco and his amazing team. PRC will operate at all three Child Neurology Consultants of Austin (CNCA) locations — South Austin, Central Austin, and Cedar Park. In 2018, we were thrilled that