About CNS

Children’s Neurology Services believes in providing our patients with the correct treatment plan, targeted towards their individual needs. Dr. Kleiman believes in the benefits of medication, but also understands that medication is not always the best course of action for every child. Dr. Kleiman believes in taking a team approach to individual treatment. She works closely with other providers, therapists, and counselors to provide collaborative care for our patients. She looks into alternative approaches, services, and therapies when they are beneficial to the treatment of the individual.


26 Years Experience

Dr. Michele Kleiman

Dr. Kleiman is a published author and accomplished assistant professor specializing in pediatric neurology. She has worked with other health professionals, as well as patients’ family members, to help increase the quality of life for thousands of children. Dr. Kleiman’s interest in pediatric neurology began at a young age. Her younger brother Danny was diagnosed as being on the Autism spectrum. From that moment on, she wanted to become a doctor, working closely with children on the spectrum and with various other neurologic conditions. Michele graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in psychobiology in 1981. In 1986, she graduated from Temple University School of Medicine with her doctorate of medicine. She completed her pediatric training from 1986 to 1988 at Schneider Children’s Hospital in New York, and from there completed her neurology training from 1988 to 1991 at the Floating Hospital for Children in Boston. Before going into private practice, Michele was a member of the UCONN pediatric neurology team and spent many years at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. She is board certified by both the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with Special Competence in Child Neurology.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What should I bring to my first appointment?

    What should I bring to my first appointment?

    Please bring your insurance card. It is helpful to Dr. Kleiman if you can bring in any recent, relevant documentation on your child, such as notes or test results from the school, information from the pediatrician, or any observations made by family and friends. For behavioral concerns, tics, or seizures, it is helpful to take a video of the child performing or experiencing such behaviors.

  • What time should I arrive to my appointment?

    What time should I arrive to my appointment?

    It is very important that you arrive on time. If you are a new patient, or need to fill out paperwork for another reason, please arrive 10 minutes early so you can take care of it before your appointment.

  • Which door should I enter through?

    Which door should I enter through?

    Our office is housed in a restored Victorian home. We have a driveway on the side of our building that leads to a parking lot in the back. Patients enter through the back door, which has both stairs and a ramp.

  • What is Dr. Kleiman going to do during my appointment?

    What is Dr. Kleiman going to do during my appointment?

    Dr. Kleiman performs physical and neurological examinations during her evaluation, as physical health plays a role in neurological health. She may conduct her evaluation differently for each patient according to the reason for the evaluation and the child’s specific needs. Dr. Kleiman also uses this time to obtain as much information as possible regarding the patient’s family medical history.

  • How long is my appointment going to be?

    How long is my appointment going to be?

    The length of your appointment will be determined by the reason for the evaluation. If you are a new patient, regardless of your reason for coming in, you should expect to spend about 30-60 minutes with Dr. Kleiman so that she can get to know you and acquire as much information as possible to begin helping your child.

Personal Testimonials

  • Understanding

    "Dr. Kleiman has been treating our son for many years. Our experience with her has always been a positive
    one. She is always kind and understanding and to the point. She has always treated our son, as well as us
    as parents with dignity and respect. She is very knowledgeable and professional and always takes the
    time to listen and discuss any questions or concerns we may have regarding our sons treatment. We have
    always trusted her judgment in caring for our son. The office staff is always helpful and friendly and
    works together as a team. Great group of people!"
    Jim & Trish
  • Compassionate

    "We met Dr. Kleiman in April of 2013. Jacob was 8 years old and experiencing
    tics, headaches, and high anxiety. He could not sleep nor focus. Jacob did
    not have many friends, in fact, he had none. Through the help of Dr. Kleiman
    and her recommendation of medication and various resources, we have seen
    great improvement in Jacob. His anxiety level is down, he is able to focus in
    class and he doesn't have headaches. He has made friends. Jacob has
    made significant improvement in math and reading.
    Every child is a unique individual and I feel that is how Dr. Kleiman treated
    Jacob; as a special, wonderful individual.
    Dr. Kleiman is a caring and compassionate doctor. We are so thankful for her!"
    Jacob Oliveira
  • Gentle

    I have been taking my daughter, Ashley, to see Dr. Kleiman for approximately 15
    years. When Ashley was 7 years old she began having seizures. It was at this time
    that we were so fortunate to find Dr. Kleiman. Dr. Kleiman is wonderful with
    Ashley. She is gentle, kind and caring. We are extremely happy with the care we
    have received over the years. The office staff are also very friendly and welcoming.
    Thank you, Dr. Kleiman!"
    Lisa Godin
  • Individualized

    "My family started working with Dr. Kleiman in March of 2014, after not having much progress
    with other doctors and therapies. Dr Kleiman was very compassionate and met my sons needs
    with great empathy. She always made him feel comfortable and safe. With her guidance and
    wisdom my son is progressing at an amazing rate. Her treatment decisions were well thought
    out and individualized to my son's specific needs. I am very happy that we chose Dr. Kleiman to
    be a part of my son's medical team."


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