Adapting to change
As your child transitions into adolescence and then into adulthood, health issues associated with growth and development that are faced by everyone can take on added urgency.
Growth and development
Familiarize yourself with the changes that might occur in your child, so you can best prepare and avoid difficulties down the road.
Multiple seizure types may continue and even change.
As a child with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) grows into adulthood, seizure types (and their corresponding
Behavioral issues in children with LGS can present challenges to parents and caregivers.
These behavior problems can include hyperactivity, emotional instability, aggression, autistic features, or antisocial personality. Talk with your healthcare team about how to approach potential changes.1
Cognitive abilities can be affected as a child with LGS moves into adulthood.
Most people with LGS may experience some impaired intellectual functioning or information processing, along with developmental delays and behavioral problems.2
The mobility of a person living with LGS may change as he or she begins to increase in height and weight.
Daily tasks such as bathing and transportation can become more of a challenge for caregivers. For individuals with LGS who become wheelchair bound, changes to the accessibility of the home and vehicle may be necessary in order to accommodate the wheelchair.1
- 1. LGS Foundation. Adults and LGS. LGS Foundation Web site. http://www.lgsfoundation.org/adultsandlgs. Accessed October 21, 2019.
- 2. LGS (Lennox-Gastaut syndrome). Child Neurology Foundation Web site. https://www.childneurologyfoundation.org/disorder/lennox-gastaut-syndrome/. Accessed November 22, 2019.