One of the nation’s largest resources for families of children with Rett syndrome
The Rett Center specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care of children with Rett syndrome. An appointment with the Rett Center includes a comprehensive, multidisciplinary evaluation. Parents must accompany their children to these appointments.
Specialists are available to evaluate problems such as:
- Chewing/swallowing dysfunction
- Failure to thrive
- Gastroesophageal reflux
- Motor dysfunction
A child with Rett syndrome may receive referrals to be evaluated by additional specialists from the Texas Children's Neurology and Developmental Neuroscience department and by professionals from associated clinics at Texas Children's Hospital.
More than 800 children and women have been seen in the Blue Bird Circle Rett Center since 1985, making it one of the nation’s largest resources for families of children with Rett syndrome.
The Rett Center also supports education and research through the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI) to better understand this rare neurological disorder.