BrainBytes: Short video segments discussing topics of interest to clinicians and professionals in the field of neuroscience.

Parents and child at stroke support group My Child Had A Stroke, What Should I Do? (5/31/2019) - If your child has had a stroke, they may have challenges ahead that not only affect them, but the entire family. Family members can suffer from depression and anxiety and may need help. That is why Cook Children’s offers a quarterly support group to help families connect with other parents and children who have been affected by stroke. Our program is dedicated to provide … Continue reading My Child Had A Stroke, What Should I Do?
BE FAST stroke signs graphic Signs Of A Stroke (5/29/2019) - B.E. F.A.S.T. can help parents, health care providers, and caregivers recognize the signs of stroke in children. Understand the challenges children face after they have had a stroke, and how to assist them. Cook Children's stroke team helps with diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. Our stroke support groups provide learning and emotional support for children and families affected by stroke. Cook Children's Stroke and Thrombosis … Continue reading Signs Of A Stroke
Brain scans of stroke Pediatric Strokes And Cognitive Functioning (5/29/2019) - Childhood stroke survivors often have difficulty moving and paying attention. Depending how old the child is and how severe the stroke is, the child may have problems immediately. Issues such as organizing thoughts and solving problems, may not be seen until a child gets older. Cook Children’s Neuropsychology Program We’re here to help. If your child has been diagnosed, you probably have lots of … Continue reading Pediatric Strokes And Cognitive Functioning
Patient at table writing Academic Help For A Child With Neurological Conditions (5/28/2019) - Developing a formal plan between the parent and teacher can help make the child’s school day go smoother. For students requiring small academic adjustments, use a section 504 plan. Students with more complicated needs will have a Full and Individual Evaluation, or FIE, through the school. If larger academic needs are identified, an Individual Education Program, or IEP, will be created.  Cook Children's Neuropsychology … Continue reading Academic Help For A Child With Neurological Conditions
Can a Child Have a Stroke? (5/16/2019) - Yes, a child can have a stroke. Childhood stroke is one of the leading causes of death in children. There are two types of strokes that can affect children. An ischemic stroke happens when a blood vessel in the brain is blocked. A hemorrhagic stroke happens when a blood vessel in the brain bursts or leaks blood. We encourage you to watch this video … Continue reading Can a Child Have a Stroke?
Dr. Perry with epilepsy patient Will My Child Outgrow Epilepsy? (12/3/2018) - Cook Children’s epileptologist, Scott Perry, M.D. addresses the most common question about childhood epilepsy – will my child outgrow it? While certain types of epilepsies that occur in children can go away with age, others are managed through medication and consistent care. Cook Children's Comprehensive Epilepsy ProgramCook Children’s epileptologist, Scott Perry, M.D. We're here to help. If your child has been diagnosed, you probably … Continue reading Will My Child Outgrow Epilepsy?
Dr. Perry with patient What an Epilepsy Surgical Evaluation Entails (11/30/2018) - Because every child is different, an epilepsy surgical evaluation is crafted to meet his or her specific needs. Cook Children’s epileptologist, Scott Perry, M.D., explains what patients and their families can expect during their surgery evaluation. Cook Children's Comprehensive Epilepsy ProgramCook Children's epileptologist, Scott Perry, M.D. We're here to help. If your child has been diagnosed, you probably have lots of questions. We can … Continue reading What an Epilepsy Surgical Evaluation Entails
Dr. listening to patients heart Epilepsy Treatment Options (11/30/2018) - Neurologists have access to many anti-seizure medications to help epilepsy patients, however when those medications do not work, there are other epilepsy treatment options. Dr. Saleem Malik, M.D., explains additional options to treat epilepsy, including surgery, vagus nerve stimulation, responsive neurostimulation and ketogenic diet. Cook Children's Comprehensive Epilepsy ProgramCook Children’s epileptologist, Scott Perry, M.D. We're here to help. If your child has been diagnosed, … Continue reading Epilepsy Treatment Options
Girl being prepped for epilepsy surgical analysis Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation (11/19/2018) - Cook Children’s epileptologist, Cynthia Keator, M.D. discusses epilepsy surgery which is considered at any age when patients do not respond after trying multiple seizure medications. The best candidates have seizures that occur in a single region of the brain, where there is minimal risk for surgery impacting vision, speech or memory. Cook Children's Comprehensive Epilepsy ProgramCook Children’s epileptologist, Cynthia Keator, M.D. We're here to … Continue reading Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation
Dr. discussing SUDEP What is SUDEP? (11/19/2018) - Although this subject can be a difficult one, Dr. Saleem Malik discusses SUDEP (sudden unexpected death in epilepsy), which occurs when patients with seizures pass away suddenly and no other cause of death can be found. Learn about the risk factors for epilepsy patients and the precautions that may help reduce the risk of SUDEP. Cook Children's Comprehensive Epilepsy ProgramCook Children’s neurologist, Saleem Malik, … Continue reading What is SUDEP?
Dr. Keator in front of video monitors What is Video EEG? (11/19/2018) - What is a Video EEG? Dr. Cynthia G. Keator, M.D., discusses what Video EEG does and how it's changing the landscape for what we know and don't know about epilepsy. Video EEGs help doctors see the physical characteristics of a seizure while reading the brain activity on EEG. This helps to diagnose the specific type of epilepsy a patient has and guides the family … Continue reading What is Video EEG?