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we have some children with Childhood epilepsy with centro-temporal spikes below is some information to help promote awareness.

Childhood epilepsy with centro-temporal spikes (CECTS) is one of the most common types of epilepsy in children.

The seizures that happen in CECTS are usually focal seizures, which start in only one part of the brain. Seizures often start as the child is asleep or just about to wake up in the morning.

They have a feeling of tingling (like pins and needles) on one side of their mouth, involving the tongue, lips, gum and inner side of their cheek. Children sometimes describe their tongue or lips as being “fizzy” or “buzzing”. The seizure may also involve the throat, which may cause the child’s speech to be unclear and therefore difficult to understand. The child may make strange throaty or gurgling noises, and it is often this which alerts parents that something may be wrong. The child often knows what they want to say but cannot speak properly.

Action to be taken during and after a seizure (with loss of consciousness).

.Note time 

.cushion head and remove objects around. 

.do not attempt to restrain. 

.provide support.

.if breathing is restricted move person onto side and monitor. 

. When seizure stops place into recovery position.

.if lasts longer then 5 minutes please call an ambulance and parents.

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we have some children with Auditory Processing Disorder. Below you can find more information on this to help promote awareness.

Auditory processing disorder (APD) is where you have difficulty understanding sounds, including spoken words. There are things you can do that can help.

When someone has APD, sound enters the ear canal and passes through the middle and inner ear as usual. It then travels to the brain through the auditory nerve. Once the sound has arrived in the brain, there are problems with interpreting it, for instance, recognising the sound or understanding speech.

Things you can do to help include : 

.Talk face to face.

.Use pictures and text. 

.Repeat or rephrase things if necessarily.

.Use carpet and soft furnishings to reduce room noise.

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