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Types of Seizures

SickKids helping kids with epilepsy excel academically, socially

October 26, 2012

From making printing easier through the use of weighted, vibrating pens to helping creative thoughts flow with voice-to-text software, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is making “learning come to life” for children who have epilepsy and seizure disorders. SickKids is grooming kids in grades one through 7 to excel at school, develop self-confidence and…

Webinars train teachers how to spot, respond to seizures in classroom

October 18, 2012

Imagine you’re a school teacher and suddenly one of your pupils has a seizure in the classroom. Would you know how to appropriately respond? If not, a new service being offered by Epilepsy Ontario to schools in regions of the province without a local epilepsy support agency can help. Epilepsy Ontario epilepsy information specialist Suzanne Nurse is leading webinars…

Epilepsy strategy creates ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’

June 22, 2012

One of the experts who helped develop the province’s epilepsy strategy is characterizing the proposal as a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” for people affected by the neurological disorder and physicians who treat patients with epilepsy. Dr. Carter Snead, who heads the neurology department at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), says the one in 100 Ontarians living…

Latest SUDEP info available online

May 3, 2012

An e-toolkit containing the latest research-based material aimed at providing information about sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) to four main target groups is now available online. The e-toolkit, which is available on SUDEP Aware’s website, contains key information pamphlets targeting health-care providers, people bereaved by SUDEP, teens and young adults, and people with epilepsy.…