Orange County pediatric neurologist patient on scale.
The Specialty of Child/Pediatric Neurology
Child/pediatric Neurology is the medical subspecialty devoted to children who have disorders
of the nervous system and certain genetic, metabolic and muscular disorders.
This includes developmental/behavioral and general neurological disorders such as:
  • Developmental and Language Delay
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders including Asperger’s Disorder
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD)
  • Epilepsy/Seizures
  • Headache/Migraine
  • Movement Disorders including Tics, Tourette Syndrome and Dyskinesias
  • Cerebral Palsy and Spasticity
  • Cerebrovasular Conditions and Stroke
  • Muscle Disorders and Muscular Dystrophies

Pediatric neurologists are trained in accordance with the American Board of Psychiatry and
Neurology guidelines. This includes at least nine years of post-graduate medical training
consisting of four years of medical school, two years of general pediatric residency, one year of
neurology internship, and two years of child neurology fellowship. Properly trained pediatric
neurologists are eligible for board certification in Neurology with Special Competency in Child
Neurology as well as Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. There are currently about 1,200
board-certified child/pediatric neurologists in the United States.
Dr. Andrew McIntosh, MD
Orange County Pediatric Neurologist
30131 Town Center Drive, Suite 195
Laguna Niguel, California 92677
P. 949.249.3780
F. 949.249.3730
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