Treating Seizures & Epilepsy in Children & Infants

The Pediatric Epilepsy Program provide comprehensive care for infants and children with epilepsy. We conduct routine diagnostic testing, including pediatric electroencephalogram (EEG). We also offer state-of-the-art brain imaging is available at both our Primary Children's Hospital location and at the Riverton Outpatient Services Clinic.

In addition to diagnosis and medical management, our faculty has expertise in the following areas:
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Vagal nerve stimulator
  • Ketogenic diet
Our facilities include two outpatient EEG labs staffed by trained EEG technicians, an inpatient epilepsy monitoring unit, and a Ketogenic diet program.

Find a Pediatric Neurologist

Additional Locations

St. Vincent Healthcare

1232 N 30th St
Suite 200
Billings, MT 59101

Pocatello Children's Clinic

1151 Hospital Way
Pocatello, ID 83201

Seizure Management

Seizures and epilepsy are common in infants and children. Dealing with seizures right when they happen and trying to prevent them can be challenging for families and providers.

Seizure Precautions

You should always take these precautions with children who may experience seizures:

  1. No bathing alone (showers are okay).
  2. No swimming alone.
  3. No roofs or heights where a fall could result in serious injury.

You should also discuss driving restrictions and sports participation with your doctor. You want to help your child avoid situations where suddenly losing conciousness could cause a serious injury.

Seizure Action Plan

Read this plan, which will help you evaluate what action you should take during or after a seizure:

Anti-Seizure Medications

These are the most commonly prescribed anticonvulsant (anti-seizure) medications:

Resources

Helpful websites about seizures and epilepsy: