Boston Children's Hospital is home to a dedicated Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program. We provide comprehensive consultation, assessment and intervention services for children with congenital heart disease and their families.
- As more children with heart problems survive cardiac surgery, doctors are realizing that some have challenges in their development and learning skills.
- Psychologists and neurologists are working with cardiologists and surgeons to improve developmental outcomes after surgery for congenital heart defects.
- As one of only a handful of cardiac neurodevelopmental services in the U.S., our program strives to meet these patients' complex needs by delivering expert, multidisciplinary care in a compassionate, family-centered environment.
The Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program at Boston Children's Hospital is a model program that is focused on addressing the developmental, learning and psychosocial needs of children with congenital heart problems.
Our experienced clinicians understand that these children need care and support that extends beyond their cardiovascular health. We work closely with families, schools and other medical providers to:
- help identify neurodevelopmental issues as early as possible
- design customized treatment plans
- aid each child in reaching his or her fullest potential