Newly Diagnosed Seizure Clinic
Many parents feel overwhelmed when their child is diagnosed with epilepsy. To help lessen their concerns, we established the Newly Diagnosed Seizure Clinic to educate families about epilepsy, medications and seizure management, and facilitate a partnership between parents and the child’s doctor.
The clinic places special emphasis on children with new onset seizures and newly diagnosed epilepsy. We make sure that parents receive the information, supplies, and resources to assist them in managing their child's care — including access to some of the world’s foremost experts in the field.
The clinic is a special program offered through Children’s Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Program (CPEP), which coordinates all aspects of care for epilepsy patients and support for their families.
A pediatric epileptologist (child neurologists with special training and expertise in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology) evaluates each child. Your child’s care team also includes social workers and specialized nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
Our innovative educational program includes patient and family seminars, a toolkit for parents, and an educational DVD. Just as important, the clinic organizes in facilitated support groups that give parents a chance to interact with other parents who have children with epilepsy. Patient support groups are also available for older patients. - Departments & Programs - Children's National Medical Center