I work with children who have epilepsy and their parents to help you understand what the doctor has said and to explain what the medicines are for.
I work with children who have epilepsy and their parents.
I try to see you as soon as you're diagnosed to help you understand what the doctor has said and to explain what the medicines are for.
There are many different kinds of epilepsy. In fact, having epilepsy is different for everyone. So I like to hear what having epilepsy means to you and answer any questions you may have. Sometimes I will see older children separately from their parents – we all have things we don’t want to discuss in front of our mum or dad.
I can also talk to you about how you can manage your epilepsy and still be able to take part in all activities your friends do, and I can talk to your school and family about how they can let you be independent and be safe. I will also help you think of ways to remember to take your medicines and what to do if you forget.
When I’m not at work I like cooking for my friends. I’m trying to make cakes but I’m not very good at it yet.