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Policy Statements and Guidelines

AAP Neurological Health Policy

Rescue Medications for Epilepsy in Education Settings by Adam Hartman, MD, FAAP, Cynthia Devore, MD, FAAP and the Section on Neurology and the Council on School Health, December, 2015.

Clinical Report:  Motor Delays:  Early Identification and Evaluation by Garey Noritz, MD, Nancy Murphy, MD and the
Neuromotor Screening Expert Panel, June 2013.

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 Larry W. Desch, MD, Deborah Gaebler-Spira, MD, June 2008, Reaffirmed January 2012

Clinical Report: 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; Reaffirmed: September 2010,
August 2014

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; Reaffirmed: September 2010, August 2014


AAP Endorsed and Other Applicable Scientific Statements

Evidence-Based Guideline Update:  Corticosteroid Treatment and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Report of the Guideline Development Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology, David Gloss, MD, MPH & TM, Richard T. Moxley III, MD, Stephen Ashwal, MD, Maryam Oskoui, MD, February, 2015 

Evidence-based guideline summary:  Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Management of congenital muscular dystrophy:  Report of the Guideline Development Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the Practice Issues Review Panel of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Peter B. Kang, Leslie Morrison, Susan T. Iannaccone, et. al, March, 2015. 

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
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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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