Epilepsy Resources available at the Center for Disability Resources Library

To check out any of the materials listed, please contact:
Steven Wilson
Phone: 803-216-3206
Email: steve.wilson@uscmed.sc.edu
Web site: http://uscm.med.sc.edu/CDR

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Children's Books
Audiovisual Resources


Children with Epilepsy: A guide. Helen Reisner, Ed. Kensington, MD: Woodbine House, 1988. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WL 385 C536 1988.

Does your child have epilepsy? James E. Jan, Robert G. Ziegler, and Guiseppe Erba. Baltimore, MD: University Park Press, 1983. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WL 385 J33d 1983.

Epilepsy and the family: A new guide. Richard Lechtenberg. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WL 385 L4596e 1999.
- Provides a description and explanation of the disease and focuses on its impact on the family. It addresses issues such as growing up with a parent with epilepsy, marital problems, sexual activity, personality changes and violence, and childbearing and inheritance.

Epilepsy management for the person with mental retardation. Carolyn Smith. Peachtree City: GA: McGowan Consultants, 1994. Call number: Disabilities-PROF WL 385 S644e 1994.

Epilepsy: Patient and family guide. Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis Co., 2001. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WL 385 D495e 2001.
- The purpose of this book is to empower people affected by epilepsy with a comprehensive understanding of the disease and its implications. It pays special attention to legal and financial issues such as health insurance, employment, and driving.

Epilepsy: The ultimate teen guide. Kathlyn Gay and Sean McGarrahan. Lanham, MD: The Scarecrow Press, 2002. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WL 385 G285e 2002.
- This book is geared for teenagers. It is easy to read and addresses the issues teens want to know about. It discusses a variety of issues, including driving, dating, and treatment.

Nursing implications in seizure management (8 contact hours). V.M. Therriault. Peachtree City, GA: McGowan Publications, 1994. Call number: Disabilities-PROF WL 385 T412n 1994.

Seizures.Omaha, NE: Meyer Children's Rehabilitation Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1985. Call number: Disabilities-PROF WL 385 S462 1985 v.1.

Seizures and epilepsy in childhood: A guide.John Mark Freeman. Baltimore, MD: JOhns Hopkins University Press, 2002. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WL 385 F8552s 2002.
- An easy to understand book geared for parents. The science of epilepsy is spelled out, fears and myths are dispelled, and hard facts are leveled. It aims to help parents develop a dialogue with their child’s doctor. It provides a positive approach to dealing with epilepsy by focusing on what the child can do.

Seizures and epilespy in childhood: A guide for parents. John Mark Freeman. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WL 385 F8552s, 1997.

The spirit catches you and then you fall down: A Hmong child, her American doctors, and the collision of two cultures. Ann Fadiman. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1997. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WL 385 F145s 1997.

The treatment of epilepsy. 2nd ed. Simon D. Shorvon. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Science, 2004. Call number: Disabilities-PROF WL 385 T7831 2004.
- The purpose of this textbook is to provide a systematic review of contemporary therapy in epilepsy. It is divided into the following four sections: Introduction, Principles of Medical Treatment, Drugs Used in the Treatment of Epilepsy, and Presurgical Evaluation of Epilepsy and Epilepsy Surgery.

Understanding seizure disorders.Project Coach: The Mississippi University Affiliated Program at the University of Southern Mississippi, 1992. Call number: Disabilities-PROF WL 385 U55 1992.

Children's Books

Dotty the Dalmation has epilepsy. Gladstone, NJ: T. Peters and Co., 1996. Call number: Disabilities-FAM PR 990 D725 1996.
- Introduces children to epilesy through the story of Dottie the Dalmatian. When Dottie finds out she has epilepsy, she is afraid she will not become the firehouse mascot. That all changes when she helps a fireman save a baby from a burning building.

Lee, the rabbit with epilepsy. Deborah M. Moss. Kensington, MD: Woodbime House, 1989. Call number: Disabilities-FAM PR 990 M913L 1989.
- Lee is diagnosed as having epilepsy, but medicine to control her seizures reduces her worries and she learns she can still lead a normal life.

Audiovisual Resources

The child and the family.(video). Epilepsy Foundation of America, 1986. Call number: Disabilities-AV WL 385 C536 1986.
-Discusses Epilepsy, including etiology, symptoms, triggers, treatment, and practical advice for raising a child with this common disorder. 15 minutes.

Epilepsy in children: A primary care perspective. (video).Landover, MD: Epilepsy Foundation of America, 1989. Call number: Disabilities-AV WL 385 E6422 1989. 22 minutes.

Just like you and me.(video). Alexandria, VA: PBS, 1990. Call number: Disabilities-AV WL 385 J96 1990.
-A description of epilepsy, how one lives with the disease, and the social implications involved. 22 minutes.

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