Refers to the spreading of seizure activity in the brain

Abnormal or impaired function. Not working properly

The physical and mental state of the body or one of its parts, e.g. he has a heart condition; he had a medical condition.

The brain’s ability to change and reorganise itself by forming new neural connections throughout life. Neuroplasticity allows the neurons (nerve cells) in the brain to compensate for injury and disease and to adjust their activities in response to new situations or to changes in their environment.

To counterbalance or reduce the effects of the loss of function or performance.

Revealing private or previously unknown information to another person or third party.

A mark, condition or behaviour that is not generally accepted as the norm and often rejected or shunned by society.

A neurologist with specialty training in epilepsy.

Occupational therapy is a client-centred health profession concerned with promoting health and wellbeing through occupation. They do this by working with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the activities they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the activity or the environment to better support them.

Rapid Eye Movement. A stage in the normal sleep cycle during which dreams occur and the body undergoes changes including Rapid Eye Movement, muscle relaxation, and increased breathing and heart rate and brain activity.

Chronic inability to fall asleep or remain asleep for a sufficient length of time.

Talking to yourself either aloud or silently.