Comprehensive Epilepsy Services

Kennedy Krieger Institute provides individualized care for children with epilepsy and seizure disorders from a team of specialists through evaluation, testing, treatment and counseling. We offer the most advanced neuroimaging testing available, including electroencephalogram (EEG) testing and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Our team works to provide a diagnosis that leads to a personalized treatment plan for each child.

Our Epilepsy Services

We offer a variety of services and diagnostic tools for children who have diagnosed or suspected of having epilepsy. These include:

Our team

Our interdisciplinary team consists of physicians, nurses, genetic counselors, researchers, neuropsychologists and other professionals with a range of specialties, including:

  • Child neurology
  • Cognitive and behavioral neurology
  • Medical genetics
  • Neurodevelopmental disabilities
  • Neurogenetics
  • Pediatrics

As part of our comprehensive care model, our team collaborates closely with other specialists—including endocrinologists, speech-language pathologists, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, psychologists, physical and occupational therapists, and pediatric rehabilitation medicine specialists— for optimal care for each patient. Our highly specialized, interdisciplinary care is unique among epilepsy programs for children, and ensures the very best outcomes possible.

Treatments

We offer a variety of treatment options for children with epilepsy, including:

  • Epilepsy and seizure medications
  • Ketogenic diet
  • Neurosurgery
    • Vagus nerve stimulation
    • Deep brain stimulation (DBS)