Meet Ellie – a young girl with epilepsy. Ellie invites readers to learn about epilepsy from her perspective. She introduces us to some friends who help present the varying forms of epilepsy. Ellie and her friends help children to understand the obstacles that they face by telling them what it feels like to have epilepsy, how it affects them physically and emotionally, how epilepsy can be treated and how the condition is often misunderstood by people who do not know the facts.
This illustrated book is full of useful information and will be an ideal introduction for children from the age of 7. It will also help parents, friends, and professionals to make sense of the condition in its varying forms and will be an excellent starting point for family and classroom discussions.
About the Author
Kate Lambert is a drama teacher working with young people. She has a BA (Hons) in Drama and Theatre Arts. Her daughter Lille was diagnosed with absence seizure epilepsy at the age of 5. Kate and Lille live in Lancashire, UK. Scott Hellier is an artist and teacher. He studied at Salford University, Manchester, collecting a BA (Hons) in fashion design which encouraged his love for illustration. Following on from his degree, Scott has sold artwork in boutique galleries and created logos for numerous companies. He lives in Lancashire, UK.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements. 1. Introducing Ellie and friends who have Epilepsy. 2. What is Epilepsy? 3. Absence seizures. 4. Focal (Partial) seizures. 5. Tonic Clonic seizures and basic first aid for seizures. 6. Medication and treatments. 7. We are all unique. 8. How teachers can help. Recommended reading, websites and organisations. Blank for your notes.