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The Neurobehavior Program is a subspecialty service of Children’s National Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine, which focuses upon evaluation and management of behavioral effects associated with neurologic illness. Diseases emphasized include epilepsy, movement disorders, intellectual or developmental disabilities, migraines, and other complex neurologic and medical conditions.

A Center for All Neuroscience Needs

With over 100 neuroscience and behavioral medicine experts, our Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine helps children and caregivers not only understand brain conditions, but  also how they might affect a child’s emotions and behavior.

Contact Information

For appointments, please call 1-888-884-BEAR (2327) and for information, call 202-476-4172.

Choosing Children's National for Your Child's Neurobehavior Care

When your child is seen by our Neurobehavior Program, a comprehensive neuropsychiatric assessment is done in collaboration with neurology and neuropsychology services as necessary. Our program is unique in that very few pediatric institutions offer an interdisciplinary approach to neurologic illness that includes a psychiatric perspective. We aim to treat the whole person, and tailor treatment to the individual concerns of each patient and family.

Once we identify your child’s particular needs, we work closely with you to develop an individual treatment strategy.

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Getting Your Questions Answered

At Children’s National, we understand that families have many questions about their child’s condition and care. Your care providers may offer specific resources, but online resources are available to answer your questions and connect you with the information you need.

Learn More About Movement Disorders

Movement disorders, such as Tourette's syndrome, are among the neurologic conditions that our Neurobehavior Program helps diagnose and treat. More information is available on the link below.

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We’re here to help make your trip to Children’s National as easy as possible. Discover information about transportation and parking, visiting hours, where to stay during your visit, spending the night at the hospital and things to do in the area.

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