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Everything a Child Needs To Know About Epilepsy (Irish Edition)

by Dr. Chinnaiah Yemula & 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 Epilepsy Ireland offices nationwide for €8 per copy.

My Lights Go Out

My Lights Go Out is a story about a little girl called Aoife. Aoife is 4 years old and has two brothers Sean and Pádraig and a dog named Sky.

One day Aoife experiences a seizure and the story explains the journey of what happens when a child is diagnosed with epilepsy. It is written as a simple starting point to explain epilepsy for young children.

Written by Julie Greene with beautiful colour illustrations by Margaret Anne Suggs. Copies are available from selected Epilepsy Ireland offices nationwide for €8 per copy.

When Mummy Gets Dizzy and Daddy Falls Down

This book for children is designed to support parents with epilepsy when explaining their epilepsy to young children. This poetry and colouring book contains two poems, specially written by our National Information Officer Geraldine Dunne - When Mummy Gets Dizzy is a poem about complex partial seizures while When Daddy Falls Down is a poem about tonic clonic seizures.

The pictures in the book, drawn by Philip Elliott can be coloured in by your child which will help to reinforce their learning.

The booklet is available from Epilepsy Ireland Head Office and also all regional offices. Contact for your copy.

A pdf version can also be downloaded below.

Some other books, which are particularly useful for children are

Sarah Jane Has Staring Moments is a book by Kate Lambert, illustrated by Rebecca Morris.
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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.

Action Zone 

A special board game with a focus on Epilpesy. Who can collect the most tokens before reaching the brain! 

A special board game with a focus on Epilpesy. Who can collect the most tokens before reaching the brain?! 

Educating for a better understanding of epilepsy.

Aim of the game – To be the player/team who has the most tokens and NOT to be the first player/team to finish, therefore gaining valuable information about epilepsy.

2 or more players – 5 years and up.

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