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Can I tell you about Epilepsy?


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Acknowledgements. 1. Introducing Ellie and friends who have Epilepsy. 2. What is Epilepsy? 3. Absence seizures. 4. Focal (Partial) seizures. 5. Tonic Clonic seizures and basic first aid for seizures. 6. Medication and treatments. 7. We are all unique. 8. How teachers can help. Recommended reading, websites and organisations. Blank for your notes.

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Find out all about epilipsy with this excellent illustrated introduction

About the Author

Kate Lambert is a drama teacher working with young people. She has a BA (Hons) in Drama and Theatre Arts. Her daughter Lille was diagnosed with absence seizure epilepsy at the age of 5. Kate and Lille live in Lancashire, UK. Scott Hellier is an artist and teacher. He studied at Salford University, Manchester, collecting a BA (Hons) in fashion design which encouraged his love for illustration. Following on from his degree, Scott has sold artwork in boutique galleries and created logos for numerous companies. He lives in Lancashire, UK.


It explains a little about the causes, how it affects those who suffer from it and ways in which to help and e understanding of pupils with epilepsy... This book is a useful introduction to living with epilepsy for children from the age of seven and above and will provide support for those recently diagnosed with epilepsy and provide understanding for their friends and families. It would also make a worthwhile preamble to classroom awareness sessions and discussions. -- SNIP
This book is recommended as a starting point especially useful for young people from the age of seven upwards as a sound introduction to a difficult subject. -- The SL (School Librarian)

This book is useful for those who have been newly diagnosed with epilepsy as well as their parents, friends andsiblings... The "matter of fact" tone makes it a great starting point in reassuring children who are anxious about their condition and will be useful in encouraging them to discuss how their seizures affect them personally and what helps them cope.'

-- Children & Young People Now
This is a truly excellent introduction for children newly diagnosed with epilepsy and will be extremely useful for their parents and teachers too. -- Healthy Books
... a simple, straightforward book containing the basic information that teachers need... As well as a teacher's guide, this short book, with its large print and simple pictures, is ideal for putting in the library for children to read themselves, promoting confidence for those with epilepsy, and greater understanding among their peers. -- Special Magazine
This helpful book is a brief, straightforward account of the varying forms of epilepsy and it would make a good introduction to the subject for children from the age of around seven... The book would also b e a very useful introduction for adults who are new to the subject. -- HEAS - Home Education Advisory Service, Bulletin
The illustrations helped me visualise and connect with the children, and the guidance on what to do during a seizure and putting someone in the recovery position is invaluable. -- Netbuddy.co.uk
Can I tell you about Epilepsy? is a fantastic book, written in such a way that children of all ages can understand what epilepsy is. It helps young people make sense of the different types of epilepsy and how they can affect people's lives on a daily basis. The book also explains first aid procedures in such a simple way that it is easy to follow and understand. The book will undoubtedly help children who have recently been diagnosed with epilepsy come to terms with what it means and to better understand their condition. I would highly recommend this book to teachers, parents and children alike, simply a great book. -- Andy Morley, founder of UKEpilepsy.com

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