American Stroke Association

Stroke in Children

Pediatric Stroke Causes  

Stroke has no age limit. It can even happen to children, even infants. Identifying pediatric stroke and finding the cause of a stroke is vital to providing the right treatment and preventing more injury.  Doctors can find a cause in about two-thirds of the cases.

Child in swimming class with adult

Recovery and Pediatric Stroke  

Recovery from stroke is different with each child. Prompt medical treatment and rehabilitation therapy can maximize recovery. In general, most younger people will recover more abilities than older people.

New Pediatric Stroke Resources

Thanks to the International Alliance for Pediatric Stroke's hard work and dedication, we are excited to share new pediatric stroke resources. Help us spread pediatric stroke awareness with these new tools:

Join the Support Network

 Our free, online support system for parents and caregivers of  children living with pediatric stroke.