Ketogenic Diet

The Ketogenic Diet is a carefully calculated and closely monitored diet used for seizure control. It is very high in fat, low in protein and almost free of carbohydrates. It may be prescribed for children when antiepileptic medication has failed to control seizures or...

Diagnostic Tests

In addition to blood-work and a full neurological exam, including a detailed health history, your doctor will order further diagnostic tests if he or she suspects epilepsy. Below are some of the tests that they use to help with diagnosing epilepsy....

Common Anticonvulsants

This chart lists the most commonly occurring side effects associated with these drugs and is not an exhaustive list. For more detailed information, see your doctor or pharmacist. As depression and/or behavioural changes are recognized side effects of some...

The School-Based Team

Most schools in B.C. have a structure in place for the purpose of solving problems and finding solutions related to the special needs of students. If your child needs assistance beyond that which the classroom teacher can provide, a referral will probably be made to...

Talking with the Teacher

Ideally, you and the school will work together in creating an educational program to meet your child’s needs. Do not be afraid to approach the school right from the start. It helps to establish a collaborative relationship with your child’s educators. Parents, the...

Individual Education Plan

All parents want their children to develop their individual potentials and to become the best they can be. As parents and as a society, one way to achieve this is through education that meets their needs as individuals. The Ministry of Education, in their skills and...
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