Can I tell you about epilepsy : a guide for friends, family and professionals
By: Lambert, Kate.
Contributor(s): Hellier, Scott.Series: Can I tell you about...?.Publisher: London Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2012Description: 45 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781849053099.Subject(s): CHILDREN | EPILEPSY | JUVENILE LITERATURE | SEIZURES | FIRST AID
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Author note|Introduction|Introducing Ellie and friends who have epilepsy|What is epilepsy?|Absence seizures|Focal (partial) seizures|Tonic clonic seizures|Basic first aid for seizures|We are all unique|How teachers can help|Recommended reading, websites and organisations
"This book has been written to help everyone understand epilepsy and its varying forms. It is written from the perspective of children with epilepsy... It is a useful, simply written and friendly book to share with children who have epilepsy, designed to be used as a conversation starter in talking about epilepsy and how it affects them." - INTRODUCTION
This book is one of the “Can I Tell You About...? Series which offers simple introductions to a range of limiting conditions. Friendly characters invite readers to learn about their experiences of living with a particular condition and how they would like to be helped and supported.
Explains what epilepsy is, the different types of seizures (absence, focal, tonic clonic), describes simple first aid procedures to use and discusses different treatments that are available. The final sections cover ways that teachers can help children with epilepsy in their classrooms and includes recommended reading, organisations and websites.