Can I tell you about Epilepsy?
48 pages, 6 x 9 1/4
10 b&w illustrations
Paperback
Release Date:15 Jun 2012
ISBN:9781849053099
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Can I tell you about Epilepsy?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

By Kate Lambert; Illustrated by Scott Hellier
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Meet Ellie – a young girl with epilepsy. Ellie invites readersto learn about epilepsy from her perspective. She introduces us to somefriends who help present the varying forms of epilepsy. Ellie and herfriends help children to understand the obstacles that they face bytelling them what it feels like to have epilepsy, how it affects themphysically and emotionally, how epilepsy can be treated and how thecondition is often misunderstood by people who do not know thefacts.

This illustrated book is full of useful information and will be anideal introduction for children from the age of 7. It will also helpparents, friends, and professionals to make sense of the condition inits varying forms and will be an excellent starting point for familyand classroom discussions.

Kate Lambert is a drama teacher working with youngpeople, many of whom have special needs. She has a BA (Hons) in Dramaand Theatre Arts. Her daughter Lille was diagnosed with absence seizureepilepsy at the age of 6. Scott Hellier is an artistand teacher. He studied at Salford University, Manchester, collecting aBA (Hons) in fashion design which encouraged his love for illustration.Following on from his degree, Scott has sold artwork in boutiquegalleries and created logos for numerous companies.

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.

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