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Paediatric Neurology / Developmental Neurology, U-hospital


Opening hours and contact information

Visiting address

Tyks U-hospital
Kiinamyllynkatu 4-8
Entrance A, 5th floor.

Postal address

PO Box 52
20521 Turku

Opening hours

Mo–Th 8:00–16:00
Fr 8:00–14:00

Calling hours

Cancellations and transfers for the same day

Mo–Fr 8:15–8:30

Non-urgent matters

Mo–Fr 13:00–15:00

Consultation with neuropsychologists: number for professionals

Phone, Consultation with neuropsychologists: number for professionals: 050 407 9096
We 8:00–9:30

At the Paediatric Neurology, we study and treat children who have been diagnosed or suspected with a neurological illness or significant developmental delay.

At the developmental neurology outpatient clinic of the area of responsibility for paediatric neurology, we are responsible for the diagnostics and etiological examinations of developmental disorders (developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, severe language disorders, attention deficit disorders and learning difficulties), as well as for the planning and follow-up of early rehabilitation.

Our task is also to consult working groups and experts working on development challenges for primary health care children and young people working in the Wellbeing Services County of Southwest Finland, co-ordinate regional co-operation, and provide training.

Our entire unit is also responsible for paediatric neurological consultations with other units of the Tyks Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and for the rehabilitation of acutely injured children within the hospital.

Patients come to us with a doctor's referral. We belong to the Tyks Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine in the Paediatric Neurology service area.

Examination period

The child's development and special related features are assessed in a multi-professional working group. The rehabilitation examination involves mapping the child's overall situation by their own carer, a physician, and a rehabilitation advisor. In addition, special professionals experienced in various aspects of development, such as a speech therapist, psychologist, occupational therapist and physiotherapist, evaluate the child's development skills and ability to function. At the end of the examination period, a discussion event is held together with the family to gather views on the child's need for rehabilitation.

The rehabilitation plan includes the measures needed by the child to support his development, such as recommendations for therapy, assistive devices, and social rehabilitation. The rehabilitation plan is valid for one to three years as agreed. The rehabilitation of the child is reassessed during follow-up visits arranged in, for instance, the Paediatric Neurology Unit of Turku University Hospital, the health centre in the child’s own municipality, or a child health clinic in the special care district.