About one to three months after treatment begins, your child will return to the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center for a follow-up appointment. These take longer than a routine doctor’s appointment—typically one to two hours.
Your child will return to the follow-up clinic on a regular schedule, usually about four times a year, so that we can evaluate how the treatment is working. During every follow-up visit, your child will be seen by a nurse practitioner, who will focus on medical issues such as seizure control and medication side effects, and a clinical psychologist, who will focus on how your child is doing in areas such as mood, behavior and learning. They communicate frequently with our epileptologists, who are available to answer questions and provide guidance as needed.
Your child may undergo additional tests, including EEGs or blood work at some follow-up visits. At some visits, the psychologist will provide a screening that will help identify any problems that may need to be addressed.
Your child’s care team is available by email or phone in between appointments. If you have a question or concern you would like to discuss with any of our team members, please call 513-636-4222.