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Policy Statements and Guidelines

AAP Neurological Health Policy

Sensory Integration Therapies for Children With Developmental and Behavioral Disorders, by the Section on Complimentary and Integrative Medicine and the Council on Children With Disabilities, May, 2012.

Clinical Practice Guideline:  ADHD: Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents, AAP Subcommittee on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Steering Committee on Quality Improvement and Management, November 2011.

Clinical Report: Providing a Primary Care Medical Home for Children and Youth With Cerebral Palsy, Gregory S. Liptak, MD, MPH, Nancy A. Murphy, MD and the Council on Children With Disabilities, October, 2011.

Clinical Report - Guidelines for the Determination of Brain Death in Infants and Children: An Update of the 1987 Task Force Recommendations, by Thomas A. Nakagawa, MD, Stephen Ashwal, MD, Mudit Mathur, MD, Mohan Mysore, MD, The Society of Critical Care Medicine, Section on Critical Care and Section on Neurology of the American Academy of Pediatrics, The Child Neurology Society, August, 2011.

Clinical Practice Guideline: Febrile Seizures: Guideline for the Neurodiagnostic Evaluation of the Child With a Simple Febrile Seizure, by the Subcommittee on Febrile Seizures, February, 2011.

Sport-Related Concussion in Children and Adolescents, by Mark E. Halstead, MD, Kevin D. Walter, MD, and The Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness, August, 2010.

Febrile Seizures:  Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Long-Term Management of the Child With Simple Febrile Seizures
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by the Steering Committee on Quality Improvement and Management, Subcommittee on Febrile Seizures, June 2008.

Clinical Report: Prescribing Assistive Technology Systems:  Focus on Children With Impaired Communication by the Council on Children With Disabilities, June 2008.

Identification and Evaluation of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, by Chris Plauche Johnson, MD, MEd, Scott M. Myers, MD, and the Council on Children With Disabilities, November, 2007.

Clinical Report: Management of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, by Scott M. Myers, MD, FAAP, Chris Plauche Johnson, MD, MEd, and the Council on Children with Disabilities, November 2007.

Clinical Practice Guideline: Treatment of the School-Aged Child with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder , by Subcommittee on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Committee on Quality Improvement, October 2001.

Clinical Practice Guideline:  Diagnosis and Evaluation of the School-Age Child With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, the Committee on Quality Improvement and the Subcommittee on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, May, 2000.

Clinical Practice Guideline:  The Management of Minor Head Injury in Children, by the Committee on Quality Improvement in collaboration with the American Academy of Family Physicians and its Commission on Clinical Policies and Research, December 1999.

AAP Endorsed and Other Applicable Scientific Statements

Evidence Based Guideline Update: Medical Treatment of Infantile Spasms
Report of the Guideline Development Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the Practice Committee of the Child Neurology Society, June, 2012.

Evidence Report: Genetic and Metabolic Testing on Children with Global Developmental Delay
Report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the Practice Committee of the Child Neurology Society, September, 2011.

Practice Parameter: Diagnostic Assessment of the Child with Status Epilepticus (an evidence-based review): Report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the Practice Committee of the Child, Neurology, 2006.

American Academy of Neurology Practice Parameter:  Pharmacological Treatment of Migraine Headache in Children and Adolescents, by the Quality Standards Subcommittee of The American Academy of Neurology and the Practice Committee of the Child Neurology Society, 2005.

Practice Parameter:  Diagnostic Assessment of the Child with Cerebral Palsy, The American Academy of Neurology and the Practice Committee of the Child Neurology Society, 2004.

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