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The penicillamine challenge is a 48 hour test that is done to check for Wilson’s disease. Wilson’s disease is a rare, inherited condition in which the body cannot handle copper correctly, and needs medication to remove the excess copper from the body. Your consultant will discuss the test...

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You people may find it frightening to see your child having a major seizure. Although it may be difficult to stay calm, the majority of seizures do not cause any harm. The advice below will reduce any risks and help recovery. What to do depends on the type of seizure. Absence seizures Absence...

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The following links provide information for ways to live with and support an acquired brain injury (ABI). The information is provided on external websites run by brain injury organisations and charities. The following charities and organisations have a range of helpful resources. The...

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Different types of attention Managing attention is a key skill that is fundamental to everything we do. There are different types of attentional capabilities: Sustained attention Sustained attention is sometimes referred to as concentration. It involves focusing on a task for a prolonged period of...

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It can be hard to manage executive skills, but there are a few ways you can help your child. General tips Create routines for your child’s day and week Use rewards to help reinforce positive behaviour and avoid punishing negative behaviour Model planning, organisational and time management skills...

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Non-epileptic attack disorder or NEAD is a condition that affects some children, teenagers and adults. It involves having seizures, with and without warnings and has lots of different names. Doctors and other health professionals generally refer to these types of seizures as non-epileptic attack...

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A set of tips to help people manage their Tourette Syndrome symptoms.

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What is an acquired brain injury (ABI)? An acquired brain injury is when something has caused damage to the tissue of the brain. The affects can be temporary or permanent. Brain injuries can be caused by many different things. These can include the following: road traffic incident hit to the head...

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What are executive functions? Executive functions are a set of skills that allow us to live independently and do our daily activities. They can be thought of as a co-ordinator, whose job is to manage of all other cognitive functions (such as language, memory, attention) so that you can complete...

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This resource will help you to organise your study time, be more productive, and get more out of your lessons. Try to implement these in class and when doing schoolwork at home. With practice and a bit of patience you should start to see improvements in your learning. It is best to learn and...

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People with neurological conditions can have difficulties understanding and managing their emotions. This booklet for parents and carers provides a set of tools and resources for understanding and managing feelings.

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These videos from Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust epilepsy experts are designed to help you care for children with epilepsy. This video covers how to assess and minimize risks associated with seizures and everyday activities. It also looks at triggers of seizures and how exposure to...

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These videos from Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust epilepsy experts are designed to help you care for children with epilepsy. This video covers the causes of epilepsy, how it is diagnosed, the different types of seizures, and an overview of appropriate treatments.

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What is memory? Memory is important in our lives and helps us complete day to day tasks. It allows us to: recall past experiences recognise someone as familiar remember what we need to do in the future learn new skills or information follow instructions When people have difficulties with their...

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Epilepsy Action charity with information about the condition.

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On this page, find out what to do if you see someone having a tonic-clonic or focal seizure. We explain how you can help, and when you should call for an ambulance.

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The aim of this advice is to give you basic information about what to expect after your child has had an intrathecal baclofen pump implanted. How long will my child be in hospital following insertion of the intrathecal baclofen pump? If there are no complications your child will be in hospital 2 to...

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This information will explain what will happen when your child come’s into hospital for an intrathecal baclofen test dose. What will happen when we first arrive at the hospital? You will need to bring your child to the ward either the day before or early in the morning on the day of the test...

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This information has been produced to explain what will happen when your child attends the spasticity management clinic. What is a spasticity clinic? The spasticity management clinic provides assessment and management of complex spasticity or dystonia (abnormal muscle stiffness) due to neurological...

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The aim of this advice is to give you basic information about intrathecal baclofen therapy. Intrathecal baclofen therapy is used as a way of controlling spasticity and spasms. Before using intrathecal baclofen the doctor will consider such things as: the effectiveness of your child’s current...

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This information has been produced to explain why you have been invited to attend a nurse led transition clinic and what to expect at each clinic. If you are under the care of a neurologist at The Ryegate Children’s Centre you will be able to access this service. What is transition? The term...

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