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How (and Why) to Bolster Your ADHD Child's Self Esteem May 9th, 2022

Self-esteem determines your child's ability to make decisions, express their needs and build healthy relationships. Children need healthy self-esteem to believe they can succeed in life. Unfortunately, if your child has ADHD, chances are they have low self-esteem. It’s essential to create a plan to improve how they think and...

How Much Sleep Does My Child Need? Apr 6th, 2022

One night without enough sleep makes kids temporarily irritable and cranky. But lack of sleep over an extended time has a serious, long-lasting impact on their emotional and physical health. Knowing how much sleep your child needs is crucial. However, making sure they actually get the required hours is often...

Is My Child Suffering From Migraines? Mar 13th, 2022

If your child complains of severe headaches, there's a good chance they have migraines. Children of any age can develop a migraine, even children as young as 18 months. These extraordinarily painful headaches affect 10% of children between the ages of 5-15 and up to 28% of teens.  If your...

All About Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing Feb 8th, 2022

Whether your child bumps their head during sports or takes a fall at home or on the playground, they need a prompt assessment. Even if they feel fine and don't have symptoms of a concussion, it's still crucial to get an evaluation that reveals the effect on their brain. When...

What Causes Developmental Delays in Kids? Jan 11th, 2022

Parents love to talk about their kids and, in the process, they compare their child's progress to other children. The big moments parents share (and compare), like their baby's first words and steps, are developmental milestones. Children achieve many milestones as they get older, but sometimes they fall behind their...

Debunking Common Myths About Tourette Syndrome Dec 9th, 2021

Tourette syndrome is shrouded in myths. Though it's easy to understand how people might misunderstand a disease that makes children uncontrollably twitch, move, or speak random words, the myths are perpetuated by how the condition is portrayed in movies and TV shows. As specialists in diagnosing and treating children with...

5 Signs of a Type I Chiari Malformation Nov 5th, 2021

Type I Chiari malformations are estimated to affect 1% of all children. Though the condition isn’t common, parents who know the signs and symptoms are prepared to recognize a potential problem and seek early treatment quickly. The compassionate team at THINK Neurology for Kids works closely with parents and their...

Understanding Different Types of Seizures Oct 6th, 2021

If you don’t have experience with seizures, you may envision them as Hollywood portrays them. While losing consciousness, falling to the floor, and having whole-body jerking motions is a type of seizure, it’s only one type. Seizures range from such minimal symptoms no one notices to the type seen in...

4 Causes of Speech Delays in Children Sep 8th, 2021

One out of five children develops speech and language at a pace that’s slower than their peers. Sometimes children overcome the delay by the time they enter kindergarten. However, a speech delay can also signal an underlying problem that needs specialized intervention. Seeking help as early as possible goes a...

How to Prevent a Concussion Aug 5th, 2021

Active children and teens have many opportunities to take a fall or a bump that results in a concussion. Young children can roll off a couch, toddlers can fall and hit their heads while running around at the playground, and of course, all kids face the risk when they play...

Music Therapy and Autism Aug 2nd, 2021

What is Autism?Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition characterized by challenges with social skills, speech/nonverbal communication, and restrictive/repetitive behaviors. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) declared that in the United States, 1 in 54 children have Autism. ASD is a lifelong condition and is normally diagnosed at age...

What Are Brain Waves? Aug 2nd, 2021

Brain waves are electrical potentials activity of the brain. They communicate between neurons within our brains. Brain waves occur at various frequencies, some are fast and some are slow. They have different names: Alpha, Beta, Theta, Delta, Gamma. They’re measured in hertz (frequency) or cycles per second. When there is...

When is an MRI Needed? Jul 9th, 2021

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is one of the most valuable tools available for neurological conditions. It gives us details about the brain and spinal cord that can’t be produced using any other type of diagnostic imaging. When your child’s symptoms and neurological exam suggest they need an MRI, THINK Neurology...

Using Psychotherapy to Calm Tourette Syndrome Jun 20th, 2021

Of all the challenges that come along with Tourette Syndrome, one of the most difficult is that tics seem unpredictable. It’s hard to know how to manage them when the type, frequency, and severity of your child’s tics can suddenly change. But psychotherapy (talk therapy) can help. At THINK Neurology...

8 Symptoms of Epilepsy and How We Can Help Reduce Them May 13th, 2021

All children with epilepsy have seizures, but their symptoms are dramatically different. It all depends on the type of seizure. The team at THINK Neurology for Kids understands that seizures are incredibly frightening for you and your child. Helping both of you cope with the trauma and overcome the fear...

My Child Has Autism. Now What? Apr 1st, 2021

Learning your child has autism may take you by surprise. You may feel like the wind was just knocked out of you. Or maybe you’ve been struggling with challenging behaviors, you suspected autism, and it’s a relief to finally have an answer. No matter where you begin, an autism diagnosis...

What Causes Memory Problems in Children? Mar 5th, 2021

Noticing a memory problem in your child or teen can be incredibly unnerving. You may wonder if their memory lapses are normal for their developmental stage or if a glitch in their memory signals a more serious problem. Rather than worrying about the possibilities, connect with our team at THINK...

Are Your Child’s Headaches a Cause for Concern? Feb 2nd, 2021

Children and teens frequently develop common tension headaches. But they’re also susceptible to serious headaches like migraines. About 10% of children aged 5-15 years get migraines. That number rises to 28% of teens. And, surprisingly, half of all kids have their first migraine before the age of 12. As specialists...

Everything Your Young Athlete Should Know About Concussions Jan 3rd, 2021

Some sports are riskier than others, but the fact is that young athletes can end up with a concussion no matter what activity they choose. About 70% of all concussions occur when children and teens engage in sports. And surprisingly, girls have nearly double the chance of sustaining a concussion...

ADD vs. ADHD Dec 8th, 2020

There’s a clear-cut difference between attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and determining which one fits your child is the first step toward giving them the help they need to succeed. The team at THINK Neurology for Kids conducts a thorough evaluation, working with you, your child,...

Signs of a Concussion in Children Nov 23rd, 2020

Concussion symptoms can be tricky to recognize because they’re often mild and can be delayed for hours or days. Your child’s symptoms could appear in unexpected ways or your child may be too young to express the problem. Children may take a fall on the playground or during a sports...

THINKer Series: Emma's Story Nov 6th, 2020

In the summer of 2018, Emma Whittington had just finished her freshman year of college and was a busy intern at a local church in The Woodlands. Quite suddenly, Emma became ill and bedridden-- forced to see more than a dozen physicians in Texas, Michigan, and Minnesota, getting misdiagnosed with everything...

Area residents discuss experiences with ADHD Oct 28th, 2020

Ella Lee Forest resident Leah Salinas was in middle school when attention-deficit disorder really started impacting her life, though she wouldn’t be diagnosed with it for more than 20 years. “I could not read (large) amounts of text and absorb it,” she said. “I was in honors classes and had...

3 Types of ADHD Oct 9th, 2020

Children with ADHD are often mislabeled because their struggles appear to mimic the normal challenges of childhood, like periods of hyperactivity and learning to pay attention.  But when your child has ADHD, their challenges are more persistent and severe than typical kid behavior because they come from neurological differences in...

The Best Therapies for Cerebral Palsy Sep 18th, 2020

Cerebral palsy affects muscle function and movement in every child who has the disorder. Otherwise, each child’s abilities and challenges are different. As one example, some children can walk while others need assistance.  The best therapy for cerebral palsy starts as early as possible and is based on each child’s...

4 Treatments for Tourette Syndrome Aug 10th, 2020

Parents of children diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome find they’re suddenly responsible for intense roles they never imagined. Education advocate, in-home behavioral therapist, and emotional support ally are a few of the top roles they assume while caring for their child. When families come to THINK Neurology for Kids, we offer...

Does Your Child Have a Developmental Delay? Jul 1st, 2020

When your friend proudly says that their 12-month-old speaks in three-word sentences and your 12-month-old just started to say mama or dada, you can’t help but wonder if there’s something wrong with your child’s development. Many parents who are concerned about their child’s development come to THINK Neurology for Kids...

Common Causes of Seizures Apr 29th, 2020

Seizures occur when there’s a sudden surge of abnormal electrical activity in your child’s brain. While seizures usually don’t last long, they’re frightening for parents and children because of the changes they cause, from uncontrollable shaking to losing consciousness. THINK Neurology for Kids specializes in treating children with seizure disorders....

How ADHD Contributes to Memory Problems Mar 4th, 2020

The neurological differences in people with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) make it hard for them to pay attention. Children don’t seem to listen, they miss instructions, and they can’t get organized. And that’s just the start of the daily problems they face as they struggle to focus. But there’s another...

What Action to Take if Your Child Has a Concussion Feb 1st, 2020

There’s no way to predict when your child might take a blow that gives them a concussion. Playing in sports increases their risk, yet they can suffer a concussion just as easily from a fall. The trickiest part is recognizing when your child has suffered a concussion. Their symptoms may...

Inattention vs. Absence Seizures: How to Tell the Difference Jan 1st, 2020

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and epilepsy are two different conditions, but they often occur together or get misdiagnosed as one another. One sign of epilepsy, known as absence seizures, is commonly mistaken for inattentive ADHD. In order to treat neurological conditions such as epilepsy, symptoms like absence seizures must be...

Do You Suspect Your Child Has ADHD? We Can Help! Dec 2nd, 2019

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is difficult to diagnose. The diagnostic process takes time, allowing our doctors to get to know you and your family, as well as to rule out any other pathologies that exist. The diagnosis of ADHD is multi-faceted and must be modified over time as your child...

Free Christmas trees to first 100 families that visit THINK booth at the 2019 Houston Buddy Walk! Nov 13th, 2019

Join the Down Syndrome Association of Houston and THINK Neurology for Kids as we unite for a common cause and raise funds at the 2019 Houston Buddy Walk. Whether you have Down syndrome, know someone who does, or just want to show your support, take the first step and donate or register today!...

EEG: How It Works to Help Diagnose and Monitor Seizure Disorders Nov 5th, 2019

If your child has sudden uncontrollable leg or arm movements and can’t stop jerking, you can be sure they just had a seizure. But seizures show up in more subtle ways as well, including staring spells, bouts of confusion, and momentary loss of consciousness or awareness.  At THINK Neurology for...

Dr. Varghese featured on the cover of LIVING magazine March 2015 edition Mar 19th, 2015

Dr. Varghese has been featured on page 31 of LIVING magazine March edition.

Exercise Helps Kids' Brains Feb 13th, 2015

After a review of 14 studies, researchers concluded that the more physical activity children have the more likely they are to do better academically. All 14 studies involved children ranging in ages 6 to 18. Physical activity and sports are generally advocated for the positive effect they have on children’s...

Is Football Bad for the Brain? Feb 13th, 2015

Football is one of the more popular spectator sports in the United States having formed in the late 1800’s at college campuses. It’s also considered a violent sport and over the years, the league has established new rules that make the game safer. However, even with the rules it’s inevitable...