Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Booklet explains how service dogs work for epilepsy

Some media outlets have promoted the booklet “My Seizure Dog”, by Evan Moss, a child with tuberous sclerosis. The booklet shows how a service dog can anticipate a child’s having a seizure before it happens. 
The Amazon link for the paper version is here.

There is also a Kindle version. The official publisher is Moss Family Publishing (Lexington, KY) and the ISBN is 978-1463566715.

There are several references:  The Epilepsy Foundation is here.  Seizure Tracker is here.    The Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance is here

I grew up in the 1950s, and I am sorry to say that in ninth grade, there was an incident where a student was teased after having an epileptic seizure in an algebra class.  I regret that I participated in the taunt, although I had been teased myself about many things.  In that past era, there was much less public respect for the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.  Today, participation in such an incident could get one sent to an alternative school.  That is what happened recently in upstate New York after a middle school bus incident.

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