Seizure and Epilepsy Booklet Useful Resource for Parents of Children with Neurological Problems

October 9, 2012

In order to help educate families about childhood seizures, experts at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have developed a resource guide to help answer common questions about seizures and epilepsy in children and adolescents.

This ‘go-to’ guide includes frequently asked questions from parents who have a child who has experienced a seizure and/or been diagnosed with epilepsy and adolescents who suffer from these conditions. From general questions and safety tips about seizures, to how these children can play sports or start to drive, experts pulled these questions into a centrally-located document so families can access this information at their convenience. 

“Nationwide Children’s Hospital initially offered educational classes for parents to better understand their child’s seizures or epilepsy,” said Debbie Terry, RN, MSN, CNP, pediatric nurse practitioner for the Epilepsy Center at Nationwide Children’s and the author of this resource guide. “The course information, along with questions we commonly receive from parents, helped us develop the content for this guide. We use the information in our on-going efforts in educating patients and family members, and have now made it available online for public reference.”

This resource guide can be found online at NationwideChildrens.org/My-Child-Had-A-Seizure  To learn more about our Epilepsy Center at Nationwide Children’s, visit NationwideChildrens.org/Epilepsy-Center or our Facebook page facebook.com/EpilepsyCenter

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report ‘s 2018-19 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.