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Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

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TELLING A CHILD ABOUT EPILEPSY

The following publications and videos were adapted from a compilation by Dr. Patricia Crumrine (see her article, "Talking About Epilepsy," page 88) and are available from the Epilepsy Foundation.

For more information, to receive a catalog of these and other publications and materials available from the Epilepsy Foundation, or to order, please call (301) 459-3700, or check the organization's Web site: http:#www.epilepsyfoundation.org.

BOOKS

Freeman, John M., Eileen P. G. Vining, and Diana Pillis. Seizures and Epilepsy in Childhood: A Guide for Parents. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997. This is an award-winning, comprehensive, and inexpensive volume that addresses in detail many of the questions that parents have about their child's seizures. Although, of necessity, the latest medications are not included, the general information and principals of treatment remain current and presented in a very understandable format.

Dotty the Dalmatian Has Epilepsy. Tim Peters and Co., 1996.

Swanson, Susanne M. My Friend Emily. Writers Press Service, 1994.

Goslin, Kim. Taking Seizure Disorders to School. Jay Jo Books, 1996.

Brothers And Sisters. Information for Siblings of Children With Epilepsy. Epilepsy Foundation, 1992.

Issues and Answers: A Guide for Parents of Children with Seizures, Birth to Six Years. Epilepsy Foundation, 1993.

Issues and Answers: A Guide for Parents of Children with Seizures, Ages Six to Twelve. Epilepsy Foundation, 1993. …

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