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.
Martin L. Kutscher MD is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology of New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY, and a partner of Pediatric Neurological Associates in White Plains, NY, where he has worked since 1987 with children who have seizures or other special needs. Dr Kutscher is board certified in Pediatrics and in Neurology with Special Competency in Child Neurology. He received his BA from Columbia University, his MD from Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, and completed a pediatric residency at Temple University's St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. His neurology residency and pediatric neurology fellowship were completed at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is the author of Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Asperger's, Tourette's, Bipolar and More! The One Stop Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Other Professionals, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
This is a comprehensive book on epilepsy written by an American Paediatric Neurologist as a guide for parents, teachers and other professionals. There is information on coping with life with epilepsy as a teenager, so the book might also be useful for older teenagers to read alone, and there are chapters suitable for younger children to read with parents…an excellent and informative book.
Table of Contents
|Prelims (Preface, Acknowledgements)|
|1. Introduction: understanding community-based adaptation|
|2. Erosion and flooding in northern Bangladesh|
|3. Changing seasons and flash flooding in the foothills of the Nepal Himalaya|
|4. Desert and floodplain adaptation in Pakistan|
|5. Increasing paddy salinity in coastal Sri Lanka|
|6. Increasing drought in arid and semiarid Kenya|
|7. Multiple pressures on pastoralism in semi-arid Niger|
|8. Declining water resources in Sudan’s Red Sea coastal belt|
|9. Extreme weather in the Peruvian high Andes|
|10. Conclusion: community-based adaptation in practice|
|Back Matter (References, Index)|