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
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
"We hope that this surgery is going to change her life."
Cordelia, Lianna's mom
Additional epilepsy patient resources
Some children with epilepsy are candidates for epilepsy surgery. Listen as Maddie and her family shares about their experience.
Watch their stories
Read more stories of courage and healing from patients with different neurological conditions.
The multidisciplinary experts in the Epilepsy Program at Children's Colorado diagnose and treat all forms of epilepsy.
Discover tools and resources designed to support families who have children with epilepsy.
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.