Syndromes & Conditions - Epilepsy
BOOKS, VIDEOS & DVDS IN ACTIV LIBRARY - A SELECTION
Can I tell you about Epilepsy? A guide for friends, family and professionals / Lambert, Kate. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2012. 45 p. ; 23 cm.
This illustrated book helps children of all ages understand more about Epilepsy. Told from the perspective of Ellie and some of her friends who also have Epilepsy, this story aims to help readers understand what it feels like to have Epilepsy, how it affects people physically and emotionally, and how it can be treated. It also mentions how the condition is often misunderstood. It will be useful to both children who have recently been diagnosed with Epilepsy, as well as serving as a conversation starter for family and classroom discussions.
SC/EPI LAM [P14666]
Children with seizures : a guide for parents, teachers, and other professionals / Kutscher, Martin L. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2006. 151 p.
Provides a comprehensive overview of seizures, including what to do if a child has a seizure. Explores treatment options, accident precautions and medications. A chapter for children and teens with epilepsy can be read with parents or by themselves. Explains the most common epilepsy syndromes in detail from diagnosis through to treatment.
SC/EPI KUT [P11570]
Developing an epilepsy management plan : a resource for support workers and families / EPILEPSY FOUNDATION. -- Surrey Hills, Vic.: Epilepsy Foundation, 2013. 16 p. ; 30 cm.
This interactive booklet will help the support person engage the person with a disability in the development of the epilepsy management plan. A PDF version can be downloaded at
SC/EPI DEV [P15361]
Epilepsy / Band, Roslyn. -- London: Elfrida Press, 1998. 17 p.
This clear and basic overview of epilepsy will help people with intellectual disabilities understand what epilepsy is, what causes it and what to do when someone has a fit.
HS 616.853 BAN [P11872]
Epilepsy: a practical guide / Johnson, Mike; Parkinson, Gill. -- London: David Fulton Publishers, 2002. 116p
A practical guide about epilepsy in children and young people for teachers, parents, carers and other professionals. It includes evidence-based concerns of students with epilepsy and is particulary useful for teachers who need practical information to assist them in teaching, assessing and supporting their pupils who have epilepsy.
SC/EPI JOH [P09371]
Epilepsy and learning disabilities / Epilepsy Action. -- Leeds, West Yorkshire: Epilepsy Action, 2012. 1 booklet (23 p.)
This booklet is for anyone who cares for someone with epilepsy and learning disabilities. It looks briefly at what it means to have an intellectual disability and how intellectual disabilities and epilepsy may be linked. It also looks at diagnosing and treating epilepsy and how someone who has epilepsy and intellectual disability can get the best care.
SC/EPI EPI [P15359]
Epilepsy : facts about fits / Beran, Roy G. -- Sydney: Maclennan & Petty, 1997. 116p
Written for people with epilepsy the book translates current scientific concepts of epilepsy into lay terms. Chapters are included on diagnosis, treatment options, how the condition is investigated and possible causes. It includes a chapter on the implications for family, social life, employment and overall quality of life.
SC/EPI BER [P08486]
Epilepsy : help by understanding -- Launceston, TAS: Epilepsy Association of Tasmania,  1 DVD (11 min.)
This DVD contains demonstrations of the three of the most common seizure types: Complex Partial (Focal) seizures, Abscence seizures and Tonic clonic seizures, along with the appropriate first aid response in each case.
SC/V EPI EPI [P14422;P15433]
Epilepsy : know me support me : developing an epilepsy management plan / EPILEPSY FOUNDATION. -- Surrey Hills, Vic.: Epilepsy Foundation, 2013. 17 p. ; 30 cm.
This booklet provides checklists to support an individual through the process of developing the Epilepsy Management plan (EMP) using the CLEAR appraoch. It is a resource for support workers and families. This can also be downloaded online at -
SC/EPI EPI [P15519;P15938]
Epilepsy : patient and family guide / Devinsky, Orrin. -- New York: Demos Medical Publishing, 2008. xii, 393 p. ; 23 cm.
This book is a source of accurate and insightful information on the medical aspects of epilepsy. The book covers the factors that can cause and prevent seizures; the most current information on antiepileptic drugs; medical, surgical and alternative therapies for seizures; legal, financial and employment issues; expanded information on mood disorders; and more.
SC/EPI DEV [P15367
Epilepsy : the facts / Hopkins, Anthony; Appleton, Richard. -- Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996. 161 p.
The book written by a neurologist and a paediatric neurologist explains in clear factual terms what is meant by epilepsy, describes the different types of epileptic seizure and epilepsy syndromes in childhood and adult life and offers an explanation of how epilepsy is investigated.
SC/EPI HOP [P09690]
Epilepsy : the plain facts / Butler, Jenny; Kerr, Mike; Todd, Stuart. [Glaxo Wellcome]  12 p. ; 30 cm.
This booklet is designed to help people understand more about epilepsy. It is suitable for people with an intellectual disability and also available online at http://www.cddh.monash.org/assets/documents/epilepsy-booklet.pdf.
SC/EPI BUT [P13112]
Epilepsy: Yes! You can help / Parry, Ann; Sawyer, Diana. / EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF VICTORIA INC. -- Melbourne: The Foundation, 1991. 1 DVD (16 min.) + Booklet (16 p.) 1 videocassette (16 min.) + booklet in folder (16p.)
An introductory video illustrating the different types of epileptic seizures and what to do if someone experiences a seizure.
SC/V EPI EPI [P10074;P09428]
Getting on with epilepsy / Hollins, Sheila; Bernal, Jane; Thacker, Alice. -- London: Royal College of Psychiatrists;St George's Hospital Medical School, 1999. 54p., ill.
In this story we follow one man's daily life - on the bus, at work and out with his friends. We see him having a seizure, going to the doctor, having a brain scan, an EEG, a blood test and taking daily medication. There are examples of activities which people with epilepsy need to be careful about, such as drinking alcohol and swimming alone. Suitable for people with an intellectual disability.
SC/EPI HOL [P09174]
Learning about epilepsy : an easy English booklet / EPILEPSY FOUNDATION. -- Surrey Hills, Vic.: Epilepsy Foundation, 2013. 1 vol (unpaged) ; 18 cm.
This booklet describes epilepsy in straight forward language with the use of pictures.
SC/EPI LEA [P15362]
Lily's story -- Launceston, TAS: Epilepsy Association of Tasmania, 2007. 1 DVD (4 min.)
Lily is an ordinary child who has a new bike and loves to ride. She also has epilepsy. This DVD explains epilepsy in simple language and shows how Lily's friends and family help her if she has a seizure.
SC/V EPI LIL [P14423]
Managing your epilepsy / BRITISH EPILEPSY ASSOCIATION. -- Leeds, West Yorkshire: British Epilepsy Association, 2005. 1 DVD (15 min.) + 1 booklet
This programme for people with moderate intellectual disabilities and their families examines what epilepsy is and how to manage it. Using different scenes on a group trip to Blackpool the programme describes different kinds of epilepsy, the possible triggers of a fit, managing medication and what to do if you have forgotten your medication or someone is having a seizure.
SC/V EPI MAN [P11599]
The many faces of epilepsy / EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF VICTORIA INC. Real Time Health, 2011;1999. 1 DVD (38 min)
The video features personal accounts of their experience of epilepsy from a number of people. Issues covered include diagnosis, relationships, employment, medication, impact on lifestyle and thoughts about the future.
SC/V EPI MAN [P08848]
Meeting special needs : a practical guide to support children with epilepsy / Baker, Rachel. -- London: Step Forward Publishing, 2007. 20 p. ; 30 cm.
This is a practical guide on how to care for young children with epilepsy. It is aimed at professionals working in child-care, but may be of use to parents and anyone wishing to know more about epilepsy. It describes the condition, looks at its causes and treatments, and outlines activities that may need to be avoided. It also includes pages to copy and use such as a quick guide to seuzures, a seizure chart and a quick reference for what to do in an emergency.
SC/EPI BAK [P13365]
Mommy I feel funny : a child's experience with epilepsy / Rocheford, D. M. -- Oregon: Green Swing, 2009. 34 p. ; 21 cm.
This book is about a young girls diagnosis with epilepsy and the days following her first seizure.
SC/EPI ROC [P15763]
Seizure first aid / EPILEPSY AUSTRALIA LTD. -- Camberwell, Vic.: Epilepsy Australia Ltd, 8 p. ; 30 cm.
This booklet gives information on what a seizure is and outlines the seizure first aid dependant on the type of seizure being experienced. It is available online at:
SC/EPI SEI [P14413]
Taking care of myself : I have epilepsy / Westcott, Patsy. -- New York: Gareth Stevens Publishing, 2011. 32 p. ; 28 cm.
Illustrated with photographs of children with epilepsy in real-life situations, this book explains what it is like to live with epilepsy. It discusses the condition, triggers and warning signs of a seizure, how friends can help when a siezure occurs, and how changes in daily routines can help to control epilepsy so people can continue enjoying the things they love.
SC/EPI WES [P14296]