Books for Children

Around one in every 200 children in Ireland has epilepsy. At Brainwave we are often asked for information to help children understand epilepsy. We are delighted to be able to publish the Irish edition of Dr. Chinnaiah Yemula's wonderful book needs to know about epilepsy has written with Professor Frank Besag.

The book tells the story of Seamus and Niamh and the journey they have to follow when they are diagnosed with epilepsy. This book is written for schoolage children to help them understand more about epilepsy, treatment and lifestyle changes. It is packed withcolourful illustrations, fun and humour to engage the interest of young readers. Parents, carers or teachers may find this a useful learning tool when trying to educate children about epilepsy.

Copies of "Everything a child needs to know about Epilepsy "are available from all Brainwave offices nationwide for €8 per copy.

Copies of "My Lights Go Out" An epilepsy story book is also available at €8.00 each.

Some other books, which are particularly useful for children are

What Difference Does it Make to Danny?
Helen Young- suitable for ages 9-12 years old, available through bookshops.

Epilepsy - The Detective Story
Peter Rogan- Suitable for age's 7-12 years old, available from I.E.A. 

Sarah Jane Has Staring Moments is a book by Kate Lambert, illustrated by Rebecca Morris.
Available to buy from - 

The book tells the tale of Sarah Jayne Possembury who is 7 years old and has Absence Seizures - the Staring Moments of the title. With the help of her best friend, John, Sarah overcomes her classmate's prejudices and lack of understanding towards her epilepsy. The book shows that through simple communication and understanding, children can be empowered to overcome the obstacles they face.

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