My Child Had A Stroke, What Should I Do?


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 … Continue reading My Child Had A Stroke, What Should I Do?

Signs Of A Stroke


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 … Continue reading Signs Of A Stroke

Pediatric Strokes And Cognitive Functioning


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. View the video to learn more. We’re here to help. … Continue reading Pediatric Strokes And Cognitive Functioning

Academic Help For A Child With Neurological Conditions


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 … Continue reading Academic Help For A Child With Neurological Conditions

Will My Child Outgrow Epilepsy?


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. To learn more about this, we invite you to watch this video. We’re … Continue reading Will My Child Outgrow Epilepsy?

What an Epilepsy Surgical Evaluation Entails


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. Watch this video to learn more about evaluation methods. We’re here to help. If your child has been diagnosed, … Continue reading What an Epilepsy Surgical Evaluation Entails

Epilepsy Treatment Options


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. To learn more about these options, please watch this video. We’re … Continue reading Epilepsy Treatment Options

Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation


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. We invite you to … Continue reading Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation

What is SUDEP?


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. We recommend watching this video to learn about the risk factors for epilepsy patients and the precautions that may … Continue reading What is SUDEP?