Exciting innovations in pediatric neuroscience

New programs, research, stories, and continued efforts to provide the best neurosciences care to patients.

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Forging the way as leaders.

The Arcuate, from the Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center, provides information on new programs, innovations and our continued efforts to bring the best neurosciences care to the patients of Cook Children’s, the state of Texas, and beyond.

Latin for “curved bundle,” the arcuate fasciculus is essential to communication, as it connects Wernicke’s area (receptive speech) to Broca’s area (expressive speech) in the brain. Without it, we could never effectively convey our ideas, accomplishments and plans for the future.

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Forging the way as leaders.

The Arcuate, from the Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center, provides information on new programs, innovations and our continued efforts to bring the best neurosciences care to the patients of Cook Children’s, the state of Texas, and beyond.

Latin for “curved bundle,” the arcuate fasciculus is essential to communication, as it connects Wernicke’s area (receptive speech) to Broca’s area (expressive speech) in the brain. Without it, we could never effectively convey our ideas, accomplishments and plans for the future.

The Arcuate Newsletter keeps you on the edge of research news.

Sign up to receive relevant updates on research, programs and our continued efforts in pediatric neuroscience.

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Recent Arcuate Articles

Patient at table writing Testing for Success – Primary Steps for Primary Care (2/26/2019) - Hearing the word “neuropsychological” can make any child feel confused and scared. The idea of testing may also bring up unpleasant associations with school tests or painful shots. At Cook Children’s, our program is developed with kids in mind. Tests are introduced as “games,” and most children find them fun and entertaining. Pediatric neuropsychologists are trained to communicate with young patients and use prizes … Continue reading Testing for Success – Primary Steps for Primary Care
Baby's head being measured Torticollis – Primary Steps for Primary Care (10/16/2019) - Torticollis is characterized by a lateral head tilt with the chin rotated in the opposite direction. It can be caused by many conditions, most commonly as a result of congenital asymmetry in the lengths of the sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscles. Torticollis occurs in approximately 0.3-1.9% of all live births, more frequently in males, and most commonly on the right side. While etiology is unknown, multiple … Continue reading Torticollis – Primary Steps for Primary Care
girl walking with muscular atrophy Renewed Hope: Novel Treatments for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Improving Outcomes (10/16/2019) - Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a rare autosomal recessive neuromuscular disease that presents as progressive muscle weakness secondary to loss of lower motor neurons in the brainstem and spinal cord. With an incidence of 1 in 10,000 live births, SMA is the most common genetic cause of death in infancy, but new treatments may soon change this poor prognosis. SMA occurs when a child … Continue reading Renewed Hope: Novel Treatments for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Improving Outcomes
girl with headache Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Migraine Treatment (10/3/2019) - Migraine is a common reason for referral to pediatric neurology. Very often, lifestyle modifications such as improved sleep, regular exercise, adequate hydration and avoidance of migraine triggers can reduce the frequency of migraines. For some, despite these measures, migraines continue to occur many times per month and require further treatment. One approach to treatment includes daily medications used to prevent migraines from occurring. Reasonably, … Continue reading Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Migraine Treatment
Focus On Research: Cook Children’s Neurosciences Announces Director of New Research Center (10/3/2019) - The Cook Children’s Dodson Neuro Research Endowment was founded in 2018 to support research aimed at improving the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy, along with other common neurological conditions. The Endowment funds a team of dedicated research staff to work closely with neurosciences faculty on study design, data analysis and publication of results. This team’s research will help build the foundation to ensure Cook … Continue reading Focus On Research: Cook Children’s Neurosciences Announces Director of New Research Center
Little girl in emergency room New-Onset Seizure Clinic Seeks to Decrease Wait Time for Initial Evaluation (7/11/2019) - A child’s first unprovoked seizure is one of the most common problems referred to pediatric neurologists. This affects up to 40,000 children each year. While most of these patients will never have a second seizure, it is a frightening time for the family as they await diagnostic workup and neurology consultation. To help expedite care, Cook Children’s Neurosciences has opened a New-Onset Seizure Clinic … Continue reading New-Onset Seizure Clinic Seeks to Decrease Wait Time for Initial Evaluation
Child learning to take steps Physiatry Addition to Cook Children’s Comprehensive Neurorehabilitation Program (6/18/2019) - Cook Children’s Neurosciences Center has long provided comprehensive rehabilitation services to children through our state-of-the-art Neurorehabilitation Unit, Motion Lab, and multispecialty clinics for cerebral palsy, spasticity, movement disorders, stroke, and neuromuscular disease. Starting August 2019, Cook Children’s Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center will expand our neurorehabilitation services with the addition of Pediatric Physiatrist Kristen Taylor , D.O., Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), further bolstering … Continue reading Physiatry Addition to Cook Children’s Comprehensive Neurorehabilitation Program

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Forging the way as leaders.

The Arcuate, from the Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center, provides information on new programs, innovations and our continued efforts to bring the best neurosciences care to the patients of Cook Children’s, the state of Texas, and beyond.

Latin for “curved bundle,” the arcuate fasciculus is essential to communication, as it connects Wernicke’s area (receptive speech) to Broca’s area (expressive speech) in the brain. Without it, we could never effectively convey our ideas, accomplishments and plans for the future.

The Arcuate Newsletter keeps you on the edge of research news.

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