Having been told that there was no direct relationship between epilepsy and language, learning and behavior complications, I was thrilled to find a source for all of the information I had suspected was true and valid.
It was well worth the high price tag.
I suspect it will come in handy again when my kindergartener reaches grade school and I need to explain exactly what is happening in her brain and why and how she needs special assistance.
More than half the numbers of children with epilepsy have interrelated language, learning and/or behavior complications. By adulthood, these problems can interfere with socialization and employment. The seizures may be controlled but the developmental distortions can continue to present problems for health and education systems and carers. In this comprehensive and fully referenced book, William Svoboda distils a lifetime of clinical experience with childhood epilepsy into three areas which address each of the main areas of difficulty. In each he looks at why the problems arise and assesses diagnostic and remediative approaches. The focus is on the whole care of the child rather than on diagnosis, classification and medication alone. Clinicians, mental health practitioners, educators and speech–language pathologists will find this book invaluable.