Children's epilepsy resource for Families

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Observing / Recording Seizures


It can be very helpful for your Doctor to have an accurate account of the seizure events. This can be particularly important when your child has newly developed seizures. This information can help your Doctor try to work out what kind of seizures your child has experienced.


To help you with this, you can use the:


Take these documents with you to your Doctor.


It can be helpful to record the seizure events with a video camera or phone. REMEMBER to always give first aid during a seizure and only record once safety has been ensured.


Epilepsy Action: Self-Management








This page was published in March 2012 and last reviewed in December 2017.