Resources for Parents

Resources For Parents

  • Whatever you do, and if you are concerned about your child’s normal development, please check with your pediatrician.
  • Do not be afraid to voice your concerns.
  • Request a referral to a pediatric neurologist, or take an appointment for your child yourself.
  • When you go to see a specialist, anticipate your questions and write them down before you go, so you are prepared.
  • All the main academic hospitals in the Beirut area have pediatric neurology services.
  • Once your child is diagnosed, inform yourselves as best you can.
  • Do look at websites and the internet, but beware of believing every word you read. There is a lot of misinformation out there. Ask your pediatrician or pediatric neurologist to confirm or dismiss information.
  • Do not begin medication on your own. There are many interactions amongst drugs that will not be apparent to you but that your physician may know a lot more about.
  • Please remember pharmacists are not licensed to prescribe drugs, but only to dispense them according to a physician’s prescription.
  • Also, certain medications like antiepileptic drugs cannot be discontinued abruptly, but need to be tapered gradually.
  • Above all, use your common sense.
  • And remember, you are the best advocate for your child.