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Diagnostic assessment

The main goal for diagnostic assessment is a medical diagnosis.

Before the assessment, each young person is visited by the epilepsy nurse specialist outreach practitioner.

Detailed medical and seizure history provided by parents and observations of the young person in their current provision, all adds valuable information to the diagnostic process.

Children and young people are given a three to five day assessment in the telemetry suite of the Neville Childhood Epilepsy Centre.

This usually includes a minimum of 48 hours of video telemetry. Video telemetry is a way of monitoring electrical activity within the brain by recording brain activity with an accompanying video of the young person.

The diagnostic assessment is done in collaboration with the paediatric neurologist, neurophysiologist, clinical psychologist and specialised nursing staff. Initial feedback can usually be given to parents when their child is discharged and a full report is provided to the referrer.

Assessment and Rehabilitation Unit

For more information, contact our Assessment and Rehabilitation Unit on 01342 831203 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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