Children's Hospital Colorado

Epilepsy Diagnosis

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The signs of epilepsy

Seeing your child have a seizure can be frightening. Epileptic seizures come in many forms – from silent spells of confusion to full convulsions. Medicine and dietary changes can treat these symptoms for some patients; for others, brain surgery is the best option.

Our multidisciplinary care team provides comprehensive epilepsy care for babies, kids and young adults, ranging from those who have just experienced their first seizure to those suffering from chronic and debilitating epilepsy.

Our families discuss their diagnosis

Watch as Maddie, Lianna and their families share about their experiences with epilepsy.

Epilepsy diagnosis resources

What is epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a seizure disorder that can be managed through a variety of methods ranging from medication to surgery.

Learn more about epilepsy

Graphic showing all of the things a child life specialist does to support the child and the family while being treated at Children's Hospital Colorado.

What is a child life specialist?

Child life specialists are trained professionals who help patients and families adjust with the hospital or clinic setting, illness or injury, and the treatments involved.

Learn more about our Child Life Program

A mom hugs her daughter, who is going to have epilepsy surgery to treat her seizures.
"We hope that this surgery is going to change her life."
Cordelia, Lianna's mom

Additional epilepsy patient resources

Partnership with the University of Colorado School of Medicine

Children's Hospital Colorado partners with the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where many of our physicians and care providers serve as faculty.