Children with Seizures: A Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Other Professionals


This concise, accessible handbook for families, friends and carers of children with seizures provides all the information they need to approach seizures from a position of strength.

Part 1 discusses types and causes of seizures, and what to do during a seizure. The medical concepts and technical terminology as well as the available tests and treatments, including anticonvulsant medication, are clearly explained. The author also addresses some of the emotional and social issues that may arise, and there are chapters for kids and teens to read themselves or with their parents. Part 2 covers some of the most common epilepsy syndromes in more detail. Further reading and useful contacts are also provided.

This reassuring, informal, and upbeat book will reinforce and help clarify the discussion with the child’s treating medical professional.

Dr. Kutscher, in this marvelous book, dispels many of the myths of epilepsy and provides a wonderful review of all aspects of the disorder. He effortlessly moves from diagnosis to treatment to prognosis.

Employing humor, common sense, and an outstanding knowledge of epilepsy, Dr. Kutscher’s book is truly a tour-de-force…. It is unlikely that readers will put down this book with unanswered questions…. For individuals involved with children with severe epilepsy, this book provides information that cannot be obtained elsewhere.”

– Gregory L. Holmes, MD, Professor of Medicine (Neurology) and Pediatrics, Dartmouth Medical School, and Chief of Neurology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Children with Seizures 
A Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Other Professionals 
Martin L. Kutscher, MD     
Foreword by Gregory L. Holmes, MD
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
116 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JB, UK
400 Market Street, Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
Paperback, 152 pages
ISBN 1 84310 823 2
£11.99/US$15.95 

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