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Syllabus for the

Department of Pediatric Neurology
New York Medical College
Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY.

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Table of Contents. (*Denotes material written by department members.)

Introductory Material

Neurological Exam of the Child*

Differential Dx in Child Neurology including CT, MRI, and EEG*

Sylllabus of Required Elective Topics*

Resident Schedule and Responsibilities*

Behavioral Neurology

ADHD: The Tip of the Iceberg*

Autistic Spectrum Disorders*

Autism: Practice Parameter.  Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Learning Disabilities: Discussion and Links

Tics and Tourette's: Discussion and Links

Tics: Medical Treatment

Pediatric Psychiatry Pamphlets by Dr. Jim Chandler provides concise, responsible information on a large variety  of conditions including ADHD, ODD, OCD, Tics, Panic, and Bipolar Disorders.

Brain Tumors: Discussion and Links


Muscle and Nerve Disorders

Overview of Motor Unit Diseases

Duchenne's and Becker's Muscular Dystrophy

Spasticity and Movement Disorders at

Lyme Disease (Neurological)


Seizures and Epilepsies: An approach*

Status Epilepticus in Children*

Infantile Spasms*

Febrile Seizures*

Evaluation of the Child With a First Simple Febrile Seizure: AAP Practice Parameter

Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy (JME) of Janz*

Stroke in Children*


The Management of Minor Closed Head Injury in Children: Practice Parameter

Management of Concussion in Sports:  AAN Practice Parameter.  Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Intracranial Pressure

Cerebral Perfusion Pressure

Psychiatric Symptoms: Neurological Causes*


Any pediatric neurology topic can be found at:

bullet is a virtual on-line textbook of pediatric neurology.
bulletOut-patient Pediatric Neurology (Website of Pediatric Neurological Associates.
bullet MerckMedicus provides FULL ONLINE ACCESS to many resources and texts including MERRITT' NEUROLOGY!
bulletNINDS (National Inst. of Neurological Disorders and Stroke).  A database of public information on a wide range of neurological disorders, organized simply by diagnosis.
bulletNORD.   This site is sponsored by NORD, the National Organization for Rare Diseases.   This is another spectacular data base on rare (and common) diseases.   Resources include descriptions of individual diseases as well as links to support groups.
bulletNORD, POB 8923, New Fairfield, CT 06812
bullet(800) 999-6673.
bulletFAMILY VILLAGE maintains an absolutely wonderful guide to everything of use to people with disabilities.  Search the Library for information and links about specific neurological conditions.  There is also a Shopping Mall for assistive technology.  Most importantly, this site is highly useable.  Bookmark this site!
bulletDANA .  Sponsored by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, this site can guide you to almost any information.   In particular, they maintain an annotated listing of Web sites and support groups which you can search by diagnosis.  Bookmark this site!
bulletThe Dana Alliance, 745 Fifth Ave., Suite 700, NY, NY  10151
bulletPhone: (212) 593-7623
bulletCHILD NEUROLOGY Home Page contains extensive listings relevant to professionals and patients. 
bulletINTERNET MENTAL HEALTH has a very effective pharmacy section as well as other resources about neurological and psychiatric conditions.
bulletMerck Manual (Adult Neurological Disorders) on-line text.
bullet Neuroland links to all neurology topics


bulletFor further information, call us at 914-997-1692.



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