Mind the Gap
It gave us great pleasure to welcome you to the 3rd ‘Mind the Gap’ symposium. Those of us who deal with complex epilepsy on a day to day basis recognise the severe behaviour disorders that can manifest, and that can be extremely difficult to manage. Very little in the way of research has been undertaken in this area, and consequently the interaction between the epilepsy, behaviour disorder, and the underlying brain pathology remains unclear in many cases. Management strategies may therefore appear complex, and may or may not take epilepsy or behaviour disorder into consideration. We hope this symposium will lead to discussion of the complexity of the behaviour disorders encountered, and lead to discussion about what further clinical and research strategies may be useful in the future.
The *available presentations for the day are:
Difficult behaviour in children – an overview
Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome – research to date
Francesca Happe/Liz O'Nions
The parental predicament. How difficult is it to share a problem?
Support for staff dealing with difficult behaviour. (Medical/educational/parental)
*Please note that not all sessions are available in presentation format.