Tasheque has a VEP
The Neurophysiology Department at Birmingham Children's Hospital treats around 1,800 patients every year. Tasheque is five, and has come here today for a VEP, or Visual Evoked Potential, to check that her brain is working properly.
She's experiencing some twitching in her limbs and it could be caused by epilepsy. Today Tasheque has come to the hospital to have bright lights shone into her eyes to stimulate her brain. Electrodes on her scalp will pick up signals which will help doctors understand more about the way her brain is working and whether there is a problem with the connections between her brain and her eyes.
Tasheque and her mum enjoy their visits to the neurophysiology team, which makes them very much at home, relaxed and comfortable.