Children with Epilepsy

About 300,000 American children and adolescents have seizure disorders, also known as epilepsy. Today, thanks to regular treatment with medicines that prevent seizures, many children with epilepsy have these episodes infrequently or not at all and are able to participate fully in school activities. However, children who are still having seizures may run into problems at school, problems like isolation from other students, low self-esteem and a lower level of achievement. Fortunately, many of these problems can be overcome or prevented through appropriate management by an informed school staff, particularly the classroom teacher and the school nurse.

When Mom or Dad Has Epilepsy

When moms or dads have seizures from epilepsy, their bodies do things they can’t control. Not everyone who has a seizure acts the same way. Learn more about epilepsy and seizures, and moms and dads…

For Parents

One of the biggest challenges for parents when a child has seizures is to help the child maintain self-esteem. Find out more about issues for parents of children with epilepsy — from talking to family to dealing with risk — in our parents¬†section.