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Let's Learn With Teddy About Epilepsy

Let's learn about epilepsy is intended to help kids and families understand seizures and epilepsy using an illustrated story about a young boy, his best friend and his family. Teddy has a seizure for the first time in his life. The book goes through the symptoms, the diagnosis, test and treatment. The book is intended to help children cope with the disorder and understand the test and treatment. The story ends with a powerful message in that Teddy is not in any way different than he was prior to the seizure.

Paperback: 24 pages

Publisher: Medicus Press; first edition (July 1, 2008)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0978772725

ISBN-13: 978-0978772727

Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 7.8 x 0.1 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces

Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #1,761,984 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #28 in Books > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Children's Health > Epilepsy #200 in Books > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Diseases & Physical Ailments > Epilepsy

This is a beautifully illustrated book for children, parents and families of those dealing with seizures and epilepsy. The story is a simple one of friendship between a boy and a girl when Teddy starts having seizures. The book is well written and helps kids understand what seizures are and what do they have to go through with test and treatment.I found the explanation of the EEG quiet genial....It is like a phone and your brain is talking through the EEG.....very easy for a child to capture.The illustrations are colorful and vibrant and the paper material of excellent quality.This book is a gem and should help parents and children understand seizures and epilepsy.

My 3 yr. old daughter had a seizure suddenly last year and our family was thrust quickly into a world with tests and appointments that we didn't understand and a diagnosis that was bewildering to say the least. I was so excited to find this book as it explained to my daughter from a child's perspective what had happened to her and the tests and appointments that we continued to undergo. It was also a great reminder to me of how confusing this whole situation must have seemed to her as well! Would recommend this book to anyone with a child that has experienced seizures or has been diagnosed with epilepsy. Also, to doctors and educators to teach other children and family members about the diagnosis.

I have a 4 year old that has epilepsy. I gave this book to his teacher for story time so his class can have a better understanding of what he goes through. His Teacher said she loves the book and reads it often for the class.

This was a good book to read aloud although if you were reading it to the age group that it is meant to be read to, then your students are not going to understand all the technical terms used throughout the book. It was good however to start off with this book for a presentation to adults because it gave them a good idea of what epilepsy is before the actual lesson began.

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