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Strategies for Success: Communicating with your Developmentally Disabled Child During Adolescence and Puberty

Epilepsy Foundation of America

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)

Strategies for Success: Communicating with your...

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Parents of children with severe epilepsies not only deal with the issues associated with epilepsy as a condition, but they may also face challenges with their child being unable to communicate verbally or having cognitive and developmental issues. Despite having a severe form of epilepsy, children continue to grow and will enter puberty and adolescence as any child would. Parents may be unsure how they are going to handle this stage of their children’s lives.  Two parents, Elizabeth and Jennifer, will share their stories and our certified expert, Courtney, will provide helpful information for parents and youth on ways to communicate effectively during the pubescent stages and adolescent years.

 

 

Moderator: Elizabeth Aquino, Parent

Presenter: Jennifer Bertram, Parent

Featured Speaker: Courtney Kowalczyk, M.Ed.

 

Some topics that will be addressed:

·  Communicating with your child about his/her body changes

·  Social appropriateness and private behaviors

·  Assisting your pre-teen/teen with proper hygiene and care

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If you are a parent who has questions or concerns about your child, please join us for this very informative webinar. 

 

Link to webinar: http://connect.epilepsyfoundation.org/r18994114/

At the end of the webinar there will be an extended live Q & A session on the Epilepsy Foundation's eCommunities website.  

Have questions? Submit your questions to the Forum before the webinar.  Selected questions will be answered during the live event. 

 

The information presented during this webinar is not intended as a substitute for medical advice. Please consult your physician about all clinical care and treatment decisions.

 

Hosted by the National Center for Project Access of the Epilepsy Foundation. This event is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau under grant # U23MC08582.


TAGS: Epilepsy, LGS, lennox-gastaut syndrome, seizures, Adolescence, Puberty, severe epilepsies, non-verbal

 

Have questions about Strategies for Success: Communicating with your Developmentally Disabled Child During Adolescence and Puberty? Contact Epilepsy Foundation of America

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011 from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)


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Epilepsy Foundation of America

 

The Epilepsy Foundation of America® is the national voluntary agency dedicated solely to the welfare of the almost 3 million people with epilepsy in the U.S. and their families. The organization works to ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; to improve how people with epilepsy are perceived, accepted and valued in society; and to promote research for a cure. In addition to programs conducted at the national level, epilepsy clients throughout the United States are served by more than 50 Epilepsy Foundation affiliates around the country.

www.epilepsyfoundation.org

1-800-332-1000

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